Business Scene

Biz Scene

Ducks Unlimited and Moss Motors throw nifty shindigs.

The annual Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Banquet for Lafayette was held at River Oaks on the eve of opening day. Men in camo gathered and gabbed about preparations and anticipation of hunting the marshes of South Louisiana, while the ladies sipped cocktails and discussed shopping to do while the men are away. The organization exists to help efforts in conservation of the wetlands and habitats for waterfowl, and on this evening silent and live auctions were held to fund those efforts. A hot item was the coveted Cherry Bounce sold to William Mills for $4,500. The night also included the presentation of the Donald Doiron Achievement Award to Matt Stuller, recognizing Stuller's longtime commitment to helping local wetland conservation.

1. Penny Immel, Helen Barnes and Debbie Salmon
2. Oran and Joan Richard
3. Gary Salmon and Richard Chappuis
4. Jimmy Atkins, Louis Perret and Stuart Roy
5. Helen and Dr. Brian Barnes
6. Leighet Jackson and Spencer Hoyt
7. Stephen Gauthier, Brian Billeaud, Ted Schoeffler, John Gherardi and Beau Phares
8. Breezy Louviere and Cinnamon Broussard
9. Oran Richard and Matt Stuller
10. Annie and Joe Spell
11. Stephen and Christy Gauthier, and Annie and Joe Spell

When Moss Motors' grand opening announcement came in the mail, it wasn't your average invite - bright colors and the promise of a party. True to Sharon Moss's form, the shindig included more than a ribbon cutting and boasted a DJ and cool drinks. That yellow Lamborghini was an eye-catcher, but there were a lot of exotic standouts at the new Moss Automotive Superstore near the airport. The $1.8 million complex was built on four acres leased from the Lafayette Airport Commission and carries an inventory so diverse that it includes everything from a used Maserati to a $2,000 entry-level car for your teenager driver.

1. Brandi Putnam, David Mouton and Rick Rowan
2. Andy Dye and Michael LeBlanc
3. Mark and Julie Constantine
4. Judy Dunn and Jennifer Jackson
5. JD Mosley and Shaquana Lewis
6. Judy Dunn and Jennifer Jackson with a yellow Lamborghini
7. Samantha Cuvillier and Janine Vezy
8. Judy and Bob Dunn, and Curtis Roy and Sharon Moss
9. Yee Lim, Eddie Lau, and Jay and Lisa Acquazzio
10. Amanda Brown, Paula Jordan and Jennifer Jackson
11. Becky Berner and Sandy Swearingen
12. Philisha Bey, Stacey Sams and Kim Ardoin
13. Jenna Fontenot and Micah Fontenot
14. Michelle Newland, and Rachel and Randy Trahan