Nathan Stubbs

Democrats honor four with lifetime achievement awards

by Nathan Stubbs

The Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee presented its 2009 Lifetime Achievement Awards to four pillars of the local community at an awards banquet last night. The honorees were retired Judge Kaliste Saloom Jr., community activist and civil rights leader Joe Dennis, the late Judge Allen Babineaux and the late UL professor and activist Dr. Patricia Rickels. Honorees received a crystal glass bowl, selected in conjunction with Buttross Jewelers, in recognition of their work.