A flurry of linen-clad ladies and gents gathered at Abacus for Sippin’ in the Sunset, A White Linen Night, benefitting the Oil Center’s Festival of Light. Restaurants from the OC served up a fabulous spread, including tasty chicken strips from Abacus; a savory chicken penne pasta from the Petroleum Club; a delicious chicken enchilada soup and sandwiches from Tropical Smoothie; stuffed mushrooms from Antoni’s Italian Café; Boulevard Salad from Boulevard Gril; shrimp and artichoke soup and bread pudding from Hub City Diner; crawfish enchiladas from Blue Dog Café, and hummus with pita from Cattycakes Café. So good that guests (including Party Girl) made several trips to the buffet — waistlines be darned! While sipping wines, supporters bid on a vast array of merchandise and gift certificates from the Oil Center.
Abby Payne, Rachel Durel, Sara Tannehill and Brittani Bass
Ann and David Bordes
Ashley Alexander and Russ Ladnier
Johanna Villarreal, and Lou and Keith Patin
Delores Stansbury, Nancy Van Eaton, and Cookieand Don Bacqué
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.
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.