Our Cup of Tea

The Ascension Church Women met for high tea in the home of Nanette Heggie. Now held annually in honor of the late Nada Breaux, the tea featured her heirloom rum cake, tea sandwiches, petits fours and more, plus formal tea service with all the trimmings. “It’s a privilege to be among the ladies that were so dear to her,” said daughter Michelle Munsell. An excellent writer, Breaux came to this country as an English war bride, and Munsell read aloud two stories her mother had written about how she met her husband as an ambulance driver during WWII. Paying their homages were Daughters of the American Revolution doyenne Katherine Hill, Pat Olson, Sylvia Turner, and tea ladies-in-training Abigail Adams and her sister, Anna-Grace.

Spirit of Faith Banquet

The Spirit of Faith Church celebrated its five years of service with a black-tie banquet at Le Pavillion. The culmination of their Super Sunday event, the evening acknowledged those giving generously of themselves throughout the years to a new building and community projects. On the red carpet: lead pastor Tracie Millard and husband Derrick, political wife Mary Morrison, City Councilman Pat Lewis, One Church pastors Bobby and Shannon Richard, and Realtor Ursula Jenkins, who had the “it” dress. Spirit of Faith is a nondenominational church whose mission is multiculturalism and community outreach.

Mi Casa es Su Casa

ADP Solutions welcomed a variety of professionals to an open house in downtown Lafayette on a recent Friday. Anne Pyle and Lily Zeringue opened and named the historic office building on Caillouet Place — built in 1896 — dubbing it the Downtown Solution Center. The building has been renovated to house several startup tech companies to work alongside ADP Solutions.

Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at pgannon@theadvocate.com.