Today is my anniversary. Twenty-four years ago, I began this fabulous journey that has me partying across the greater Baton Rouge area. It has enriched my life beyond words. I have experienced things beyond my imagination, met people I would never have otherwise and gained so many friends, it boggles my mind.

So, thank you all for traveling this path with me. There's still much party-hopping to do — catch you out on the town soon!


The Town of Brusly handed out its 100th Landmark Plaque at a Landmark & Heritage Ceremony Aug. 27. The plaques recognize homes which are 50 years or older. The 100th plaque went to Sheila Harris Pritchett, whose home was built by EJ and Betty Heck Wroten.

Also receiving plaques from Landmark & Heritage Chairman Jim Rills were Bobby and Jennifer Aillet Lee, whose home was built by Catherine and Allen Aillet Sr.; Lucy and Walter Landry, whose home is known as the “Hebert House”; Joyce and Percy Murphy; Welton LeJeune, whose home is known as "Annie’s House"; and Judy and Eddie Whitaker, whose home was built by Lanius and Florence Mandart Durbin.

Recognized as a former landmark site was the second location of the original Brusly Drug Store on River Road. It moved to that location in the early 1930s during the levee setback project. A sign with that information will be installed at the site, which is currently owned by Lynn LeJeune.

The program included comments from Brusly Mayor Scot Rhodes and a brief history of each property by Rills. Also assisting with the event were Brusly Council member Joanne Bourgeois, Jamie Loupe, Debbie Berthelot and Brian Falcon.

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