Brother’s on the Blvd was the 9th stop on the Great American Shoe Drive. Soles4Souls and Footwear News partnered to create the Great American Shoe Drive with the goal of distributing thousands of pairs of shoes to disadvantaged men, women and kids in more than 20 cities. The tour is 106 days. 22 cities and 6,000 miles and they are changing the world one pair at a time. Photo: Noah, Leslie and Tess Prejean
At Brother’s on the Blvd your donations are accepted year round, not just during the shoe drive. And with your donation you’ll receive 15% off a new pair of shoes. I’ll admit I donated a pair to receive my 15% off, but what I received in return was more than money could buy. Arriving with 4 bags of shoes, 4th grader Tess Prejean from Saint Leo-Seton rallied her classmates to donate old shoes. What a great idea for Service Hour at her school. It’s not every day I am outshined by a fourth grader. I’ve made a vow from now on to donate my lightly worn shoes to this cause, plus Brother picks up the tab for shipping to the facility that resoles the shoes.
Photo above: Alan and Silvanna Clark with Brother Abdalla
Jill Meaux from Acadiana Outreach was on hand to help sort shoes and I learned a portion of the donations from September 9 will be distributed locally to the Outreach center. Now that’s keeping recycling in perspective—keeping local does a community good!
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.