Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM

Richard Young did the Sinatra thing this year for his annual holiday bash. The man at the helm of Event Rental swathed the big tent at The Victorian with retro glam, put a big baby grand piano center stage and brought out the big guns with a killer Sinatra singer and a dance floor that didn’t quit.

1. Robb Landry and Lisa Ortego

2. Elizabeth Bernard and Mark Ackal

3. Jason Guilbeau and Cristina Sosa

4. Jason Guilbeau, Darren Scott and Shane Menkiewicz

5. Ethan and Rachel Sudul

6. Gil and Tanya Zaunbrecher

7. Sean McCaulley and Tina Hebert

8. Kristin Locantro, Lauren Levi, Hanna Herrington Lavergne and Heather Letchworth

9. Nicole ElDarragi, Jessica and Charles Cornay

10. Pam Frey, Prissy Wilson and Becky Breaux


The spirit of giving was clear when United Way said thank you to donors and supporters at its annual gathering aptly dubbed The Spirit of Giving. The local organization hosted the fête at the home of Steve and Cherry Fisher May where guests enjoyed delicious eats and sipped cool drinks.

1. Carrie and Robert Foard

2. Ben and Ashley Berthelot

3. Leona Boullion and Elaine Jackson

4. Stephanie Davidson, Brandon Foster, Cydra Wingerter and Mallory Dubus

5. Gene and Peggy Fortier and Margaret and Keith Trahan


The Lafayette Public Library Foundation’s annual spelling bee brought out the word buff Nov. 13 at the Lafayette Science Museum downtown. Preferred Anatomic Pathology Services buzzed to the top taking home the 2014 trophy.

1. Friends of the Library team member Dee Nolan

2. Winning team Preferred Anatomic Pathology Services (PAPS) members, from left: Greg Barre, Jeanne Chassaignac and Chrissy Thompson

3. Board member Vanessa Hill (left) with Library Director Sona Dombourian

4. Team Kiwanis Club of Lafayette members, from left: Michael Smith, Gerald Guilbeaux and Kevin Domingue

5. Sarah Hyde with her husband and board member Brandon Hyde

6. Acadiana beekeepers Mary Waguespack and Michael Smith with emcee Sen. Fred Mills

7. Team IND Media: Walter Pierce, Angie Simoneaux and Cherry Fisher May

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