Hospice does brunch

What better way to spend a spring Sunday? Hospice of Acadiana spent theirs fun-raising at River Oaks with JB Saxx &The Band plus a slew of guests, and if flowers weren’t quite blooming yet, they were on the dresses. Just back from a milestone trip to Australia, band musician Jill Merkl said Down Under it’s just the reverse — they’re getting ready for fall. Enjoying the exit of Old Man Winter here were Martie Beard, Chelsie Glover, board President Frances Weber, Drs. Shirley Covington and Morris Hoffpauir, mother-daughter duos Fifi Billeaud and Marie Dugas and Ann and Emily Wallace, Fête fan Carla Wormser and celebrating spring the best way possible — soon-to-be married Elizabeth Kobetz and Eli Touchet.

Republican Women question council members

Acadiana Republican Women met for their every-third-Tuesday monthly chat and invited Lafayette City Parish Council members William Theriot, Andy Naquin and Jared Bellard. ARW President Donna Pelletier led the ladies, and all three gentlemen got a good grilling regarding proposals soon to be put to the vote. We have it on good authority that the women left with a better understanding of how the proposed changes could affect them, and, from the looks of things, a good time was had by all.

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