Scores of lucky revelers turned out Jan. 27 at Parc International for Festival International de Louisiane’s pin party, noshing on treats and grooving to Vagabond Swing as the festival’s crackerjack crew unveiled the pin for this year’s event.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Scores of lucky revelers turned out Jan. 27 at Parc International for Festival International de Louisiane’s pin party, noshing on treats and grooving to Vagabond Swing as the festival’s crackerjack crew unveiled the pin for this year’s event. The 26th annual festival — the best in the world, in this humble girl’s opinion — takes over downtown Lafayette the week of April 23. At $10 a pop, the pins are a critical way to keep the festival free and in the wide-open downtown area of our beautiful city. The original artwork on which the pin is based was designed by Vergie Banks, Megan Barra and Michelle Fontenot. The festival poster, also unveiled at the gala, was designed by Anne and Curtis Darrah. I can’t wait until April.
(1) This year’s Festival International pin and poster designs (2) Festival International President Kim Neustrom and Stephen Meaux (3) Joey Durel and wife Lynne (4) Vagabond Swing (5) Jordan Stevens (6) Meagan Patout and Travis Johnson (7) Rhea Arthur, Paul Kiev, Daniella Gonzalez, Peter Hunt, Tyler Robicheaux, Megan Guillory and Austin Romein (8) Rhonda Robison, Istvan Berkeley, Judy Wilkinson and Sally Herpin (9) Truston Aillet and Julie Bordelon
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.
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.