Those Lucky Winners

Broussard, Maurice, Cut Off, Youngsville, Lafayette, Opelousas

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This year, Acadiana raised $1,334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The winner of the 2021 ($650,000) St. Jude Dream Home in Broussard: Hunter Boynton of Maurice. Other winners: Gable and Paula Mejia of Cut Off ($1,000 Visa gift card); Brenda Melancon of Lafayette ($2,500 AmEx gift card); Tracy Biggerstaff of Youngsville ($10,000 Visa gift card); and the 2021 Buick Encore GX went to Juanita Fontenot of Opelousas. A $100 ticket rendered each win.


Inspired House of Cards
Arnaudville, Grand Coteau This Fall, UL-Lafayette architecture students are building a diminutive structure they designed, named the “House of Cards” (with slanting walls) in the Frozard Cultural District as a retreat for artists/writers. Located on the Corridor des Arts between Grand Coteau and Arnaudville. Facilitated by NuNu Arts Collective (


A Taller Skyline
Plans were recently unveiled for a new Seven16 Lafayette Towers that will feature two identical 20-floor, high-rise structures flipped opposite from each other. The 8th floor will have a luxury restaurant space with rooftop patio dining; floors 17-20 will include residential condos or a luxury hotel. Tentative construction start date on the first tower is early 2022 (