Party Girl

Party Girl 03.18.09

Erin Hawkins, Ashley Moncla and Spook Moncla, Gretchen and Chris Vincent

Greg and Tressa Trahan, Kathie and David Sturgis

Kiki and Rick Frayard

Charlotte and Paul Segura

Curtis and Gwen Hollinger

Jodi Webb, Donald Pliner and Pliner sales rep Deb T. Hazelton

The Lafayette Education Foundation hosted its ReProm 2009 court social in mid-February at the home of Thomas and Garnette LeMaire. ReProm 2009 court members, their spouses, and LEF’s board of directors and staff members visited over catered hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and the beautiful ambience of the LeMaire home. Introductions were made, instructions announced, yard signs delivered, and the wheels set in motion for ReProm 2009, LEF’s signature fundraising event that invites its guests to relive and re-create their high school proms. Presented by Cox Greater Louisiana, ReProm 2009 takes place April 4 from 8 p.m.-midnight at River Oaks in Lafayette. ReProm major sponsors also include Acadian Ambulance and Lafayette Coca-Cola. LEF’s ReProm 2009 court members are Page Cortez, Taylor Davis, Floyd Degueyter, Kiki Frayard, Prentiss “Boo” Freeman IV, Mike Guidroz, Gwen Hollinger, Leslie Jacobs Ste. Marie, Naomi Maraist, Ashley Moncla, Paul Segura, Cindy Self, Brandon Shelvin, Greg Trahan, Gretchen Vincent, Will Salsman, Steve Raggio, Erin Hawkins, Courtney B. Kelly and Dr. Kathryn Strother.  Open seating tickets are $100 per person (21 and older) and include presentation of the prom court, food, open bar and live entertainment. Reserved tables of eight or 10 are also available. In the meantime, you can vote for the king and queen at For more information about ReProm or LEF, call 234-3229.

When Jodi Webb met the editor of WSA Today, an industry journal on footwear trends for retailers and buyers, at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas last August, the two chatted for a while about Webb’s store, Shoefits. The local retailer was taken aback when the editor, Liane Bonin, told her she’d be back in touch to interview her about the store and what Webb thought would be new shoe trends for fall 2009. “She told me the magazine talks to a lot of vendors and that my store’s name kept coming up,” Webb recalls. After a couple of months passed, however, Webb thought Bonin had blown off the story. But in October, she got a call from the magazine and three months later was featured prominently in the story, “What’s Hot and What’s Not for Fall ’09.” Webb was blown away by the coverage “I don’t even think I could breathe [when I saw the story],” she says. Fresh off the high from the national exposure, Webb returned to Vegas for the February show (with her Mardi Gras beads in tow), where boots of every kind were the show-stoppers. Look for Shoefits’ buys, from scrunch boot styles to wedges and riding boots, to arrive in July and August.

Party On!