The most wonderful time of the year and just the event to go with it. Friends of Music held a holiday tour of homes in Greenbriar — 112 Canterbury, 155 Shannon and 307 Asbury — all to benefit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Department of Music. Live jazz, carolers and the food was good, too — sugar and spice and everything nice. Brenda and Kirk Piccione, Elizabeth Bernard and Donna Moity hosted, and a special mention to music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha, who volunteered their time. All proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for music students.

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