Preserves for preservation

by Mary Tutwiler

When better to daub your strawberry jam on a fresh baked biscuit than at the annual Preservation Alliance of Lafayette Spring Brunch.

There's a lot to celebrate in the historic preservation world this year. Five properties have been added to the Lafayette City-Parish Register of Historic Properties: the Heymann Food Store, 201 Congress, Art Deco, 1935; the Fournet House, 111 Dunreath, Bungalow, 1919; Nickerson-Chappius House, 613 E. Simcoe, Bungalow, 1931; Circa 1901, 523 Saint Julien, Queen Anne Revival. circa 1901; and the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Exchange, 100 Central St., Italinate, 1927.

The brunch, catered by a la carte and music by the Bob Guchereau Combo are a fund raiser for PAL. There will be a silent auction as well. The shindig takes place on May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hohorst House, Craftsman, 1905, 112 Azalea St. Tickets are $30 for PAL members, $40 for the general public, call Jeff Larcade, 291-8431, for more information.