On a pleasantly cool and breezy May evening, Oil Center supporters and friends gathered atop the Burden Riehl Parking Garage for the Boil & Oil Rooftop Block Party-Crawfish Boil. From the lofty fifth floor location, guests enjoyed watching the beautiful sunset while sipping wine and beer. At serving time, the crowd lined up for chef “Mudbug” Mike Hefner’s spicy and delicious crawfish, potatoes, corn and dipping sauce. Sponsors Lafayette General Medical Center, the Heymann Foundation and Cox put on the festive shindig.
James Doherty and Patrick Doherty
Nicholas Demny, Duaine Demny and Sarah Demny
Leon Ferguson, Pat Olson, Jeanne Lantier and Lisa Ferguson
Brittani Bass, Abigail Payne and Jeanne Lantier
Shane Daly, Johanna Villarreal and Brad Colgin
Xanadu’s ladies finished their “Louisiana Xanadu Style” season with flair at their Spring Social held at the Krooked Nickel Dockside Tavern on Johnston Street at St. Julien Avenue. Food, karaoke and music were on the agenda for the krewe members and their lucky gents. The Xanadu girls’ special drink of the evening was Pink Bayou Belle Punch, paying homage to their signature hot pink theme.
Maxine Hollier, Brenda Dudley, Debbie Guidry, Phyllis Boudreaux, Debbie Mills, Jeanne Simon and Nancy Northcutt
(left to right, bottom to top) Kim Domingue, Debbie Guidry, Dianne Carlise; Maxine Hollier and Monica Lyon; Brenda Dudley
Lissa Adkins, Greg Adkins, Marty Audiffred, Sen. Fred Mills and Nancy Northcutt
Kim Bartels, Robert Vinyard and J.D. Morein
Judy Arabie and Sandy Huval
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Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.