45th Anniversary of Acadiana Profile
A ribbon cutting outside of Abacus, featuring staff members of Acadiana Profile and the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Photograph Travis Gauthier
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the staff of Acadiana Profile magazine held a 45th anniversary party at Abacus in Lafayette. After a brief introduction by editor in chief Errol Laborde, honorees Jonathan Kastner, Lindsay Mason, Dustie Latiolais, Marc Krampe and David Phillips stepped up to receive awards (presented by Laborde and food writer Cheré Coen) and give a few words of thanks. Five new restaurants and eateries in the region also received accolades, including Demitasse Café, Freetown Fries, Social Southern Table & Bar, The Little Big Cup and Landry’s Seafood & Steakhouse.
Megan Monsour Hartman from Lake Charles accepted Acadiana Profile’s “City of the Year” award, and special recognition went to executive editor Trent Angers, who brought several family members, including many who have worked for the magazine, and to Red Lerille of the eponymous Health and Racquet Club. Entertainment for the night included music by Caleb Elliot and Sam Broussard and a photo booth run by Danny Izzo. Guests also enjoyed beverages from Glazer’s and Abita.
Acadiana Profile, one of the oldest regional magazines in the United States, celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the area, spanning from Lake Charles to Lafayette to Houma and everywhere in between.
Keepsake awards were presented to honorees
From left: managing editor Sarah Ravits, executive editor Trent Angers and chief executive officer Todd Matherne
Caleb Elliot and Sam Broussard played music for the evening
Honoree Marc Krampe gets a friendly pat on the back from fellow honoree Jonathan Kastner
Managing editor Sarah Ravits with Megan Monsour Hartman), who displays the Lake Charles, City of the Year award
Abacus was filled with celebratory guests
Guests enjoying libations
Executive editor Trent Angers talks to Lafayette news station KLFY