Ladies and gents dressed to impress at the elegant sponsor party for the Junior League of Lafayette’s Tinsel and Treasures Holiday Market 2011 held at River Oaks. Tables were topped with stunning peacock feathers and hydrangea arrangements created by Swanky Productions, echoing this year’s T & T peacock theme. JLL member Amy Courville was decked out in bright green with a festive peacock feathered belt for the occasion. River Oaks Chef/Owner Brian Blanchard served up an elegant buffet with antipasto, hot hors d’oeuvres and fresh fruit and pastries for dessert. Guests mingled while sipping wine and sugar-rimmed strawberry martinis. Looking especially snazzy at the soirée were JLL President Christa Billeaud in a bright coral shift, Allison Howard in a dazzling orange, aqua and green wrap skirt, April Gaar looking cool in white accented with eye-catching turquoise earrings and Melanie Martin in an exquisite dress suit with a precious purse purchased at T & T, of course!
JLL President Christa Billeaud
Kay and Jerry Prejean and Melanie Martin
Kris Wartelle and Amy Courville
LCG President Joey and Lynn Durel
Sharon Moss, Donna and Alan Hebert and Kris Wartelle
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.