Krewefish Boil

They managed to get a deal on crawfish somewhere, because we certainly can’t. The ladies of Xanadu treated their men to a spring couples social at Route 92 in Youngsville, complete with happy hour crawfish boil, thanks to organizers Kim Minyard, Kathy Sawyer, Stefani Celio and Susan Moncrief. By the way, Kip Sonnier played and Route 92 is known for its live music and billiards. The Advocate is heartily sorry it had to miss that.

A Beautiful Mind

The UL-Lafayette Foundation honored four outstanding faculty members with a jazz cocktail reception and elegant sit-down dinner at the La Marquise Ballroom. Paul Klerks and Chan Kiat Lim received Distinguished Professor accolades while Pegge Alciatore and Ross Chiquet took home Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching trophies. Proud families and friends gathered to recognize those exalted achievements, including Jay Culotta and wife Therese, university President E.J. Savoie, UL-Lafayette Provost Jim Henderson and Darrell and Karen Bourque. “You don’t have to be smart, just love what you do,” said Alciatore humbly. We have a feeling that’s not quite all there is to it.

Hey, isn’t that…

Yes indeed. Hometown girl and cinematographer Kimberly Culotta is at work on a film with Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas, according to proud papa Jay Culotta. Still in production, “Waiting for the Miracle to Come” is scheduled to be released in 2015. Culotta is a product of the Lafayette Parish Gifted Program, USC and the American Film Institute Conservatory.

Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at or at