The SWLA Juneteenth Fashion Show and Banquet was held as part of the national commemoration of the African-American emancipation, which is being celebrated locally through June 20. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to local R&B legend Carol Fran. Guests were also treated to a small reception before the banquet in the lobby of the Martin Luther King Center.
Chere and Bruce Coen made their way to the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in May and decided to check out George Rodrigue’s gallery on Royal Street. Later that day the Coens ate at Cochon in the Warehouse District to get a taste of what’s to come in Lafayette. They also ran into Emily Schmidt, who does PR for the historic Hotel Monteleone, when she was dining on Esplanade with an old friend from Lafayette, Casey McDonald.
Helen Perry, James Cormier, Pamela Benjamin and Psalms Sells
Abram Freeman, Jehoshaphat Sells, Carol Fran,Larry Lloyd, Juanita Prejean and Bernadette Stevens
Leeana Carter, Imani Carter (front), Mya Guillory andStacey Guillory
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.