While I had a fabulous time in Lake Charles, Party Girl can't stay away from the charitable events in her hometown for long. Back in Lafayette, Family Violence Intervention Program held its annual Feast & Follies fundraiser at the City Club last month, with its own local Vegas-style entertainment. Director Cathy Broussard and her daughter Ashley outdid themselves! Blond bombshell Marilyn Monreaux made an appearance, followed by "The King" Shawn Roy as Elvis Presley. Elvis had his own "Sinsational Sisters" backing him up. After everyone got all shook up, the delightful gospel group In Jesus' Name calmed everyone down, and Brad Broussard took the floor for some Boudreaux & Thibodeaux jokes. Just when I thought the event was winding down, Shawn wooed his ladies once again with a Rodgers & Hammerstein number that was the icing on the cake!
Despite all these festivities, we still have to fit into our bathing suits this summer, and the upcoming Games of Acadiana is the perfect way to support a good cause and get in shape. Gearing up for its event August 20, the Games unveiled its 2005 collector's edition poster at Studio One 2 One during the May ArtWalk. Designed by John Perret of 3 Wize Monkeez fame, the poster incorporates the monkeys and was also influenced by the work of Earl Hebert. It's quite fitting that Perret was chosen as the artist this year, as he was the uncle and godfather of Miles Perret, for whom the games are dedicated. The invitation-only event served hors d'oeuvres and cocktails before the start of ArtWalk and included some 300 people. Party Girl left with a signed poster, of course.
Party On! ' PG