Robert Dafford, Mural Artist

Robert Dafford, a Lafayette native and resident, is one of the most prolific muralists in America having painted over 400 works of public art across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England. Dafford has painted twenty large scale canvasses depicting the Expulsion of the Acadians from Acadie (now Nova Scotia) in 1765 leading to […]

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Jady Regard, Chief Nut Officer of Cane River Pecan Company

Jady Regard is a man who wears many hats. Devoted husband and father, he is an entrepreneur who manages his family’s pecan business, and has authored a line of children’s books focusing on beloved football teams, starting with “Born To Be A Tiger.” Regard also leads wild alligator hunts each September at his Lake Bourbe Hunting Club in […]

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Nanette Simon Cook, Lafayette City-Parish Council Member for District 7

Nanette Cook discusses her extended family ties in Lafayette, her interest in community service that she attributes to the example set by her father, Councilman Al Simon, and the issues that she faces as an elected official. Most importantly, Nanette shares her love for the culture of Lafayette and truly embodies the “Spirit of Acadiana.”

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Elizabeth Brooks, Executive Director of Moncus Park

Elizabeth (“EB”) Brooks is well known in Lafayette for her service as Executive Director of Moncus Park, affectionately referred to by locals as “The Horse Farm.” In 2005, while a student at UL – Lafayette, EB learned that the 100-acre UL Horse farm property was threatened by commercial development.  She and her friends, especially fellow […]

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