At 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Esprit de Coeur on Garfield Street artists such as Herb Roe, Gwen Aucoin, Lucius A. Fontenot, Lynda Freese and Christopher LaBauve have donated their wares for a good cause. Encan du bon temps is in its third year and wants to show you a good time while supporting our state’s stories. The Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and seeks to be a compendium of notably historic places in the area and also in the state. It educates about Louisiana history and supports those hotbeds of heritage where they can.
Donate at least $20 and get a chance to win stuff in both silent and live auctions, the latter hosted by Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle. Johanna Divine and Friends will perform.
Want in? Call 482-1320 or hit up CCET’s site and you can find out more about the event and how to reserve tickets.
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.