Yes, Lafayette is the tastiest town in the South! Southern Living Publisher Greg Schumann and Senior Travel Editor Paula Disbrowe made it official at a festive fête held at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The Lafayette Bayou Boys introduced our visitors to Cajun music, while the Petroleum Club dished out some of Acadiana's delectable cuisine. Sophi P Cakes provided its yummy cupcakes for dessert. LCG President Joey Durel presented Schumann and Disbrowe with Honorary Cajun certificates. Afterwards, Roxanne and George Graham hosted a reception at their lovely River Ranch home where six area chefs cooked up a fabulous feast. Roddie Romero, Michael Doucet and Kyle Hebert fired up their fiddles for the appreciative crowd. As Schumann said, "We are a culinary destination to be reckoned with!"
Our Lady of Lourdes Cancer Network showed off its new digs at the Business After Hours sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members and guests gathered outside in the breezy Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Office Building's courtyard, enjoying cuisine from iMonelli before embarking on private tours of the facility. The network, comprising Louisiana Oncology Associates, OncoLogics.net and Lourdes Imaging, offers full-service cancer care from diagnostics to treatment.
1. Jim Poché, Justin and Margaret Girouard and Renée and Danny Nugier
2. Southern Living's Greg Schumann and LCG President Joey Durel
3. State Rep. Vincent Pierre and Kris Wartelle
4. Danny Nugier and Jim Poché
5. Gerd Wuestermann, Southern Living's Paula Disbrowe and Greg Schumann
6. Bruce Perrin, Rachel Leckelt and Alex Carron
7. Jerry Prejean, Cathy Weber, Gregg Gothreaux and Julie Calzone
8. Food from local restaurants was served during the event.
9. Matt Dugas, Mary Guidry, and Joey and Lynne Durel
10. Stephen Barker and Victoria Toups
11. The cupcake cake went fast after the presentation.
12. Meryl Bertrand and father Don Bertrand, and Gerd Wuestemann and Kate Durio
13. Donna Landry, Elisabeth Arnold and Kim Hebert
14. Drs. Chancellor Donald, Perri Prellop, Jeff Cole and Steve Wilt
15. Kim LaSalle, Katie Lasala and Meg Chase
16. Monte Wilson
17. Sarah Bergeron and John O'Meara