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Moncus Park (former horse farm) construction may begin in June

Construction on Moncus Park at the former university horse farm is scheduled in June. CLICK TO READ MORE

"Christmas in the Park" illuminated Moncus Park at the Horse Farm

December 10, 2016, It's the Christmas season in Acadiana, and at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm, visitors were enchanted with their very first "Christmas in the Park."

First-ever Christmas in the Park kicks off in Lafayette

December 10, 2016, Santa Clause was in Lafayette for the first ever Christmas in the Park at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm. Those who went to the event said were in the holiday spirit, despite the cold weather. “We typically come to anything I can bring my dogs to. We love the cold and she has long hair so we kind of come to cold events,” said Victoria Simar, Rayne resident.

Kick off Christmas at the Horse Farm

One Friday afternoon, I drove up to the pet store on the North Side of Lafayette. I needed cat food and litter for my fur baby. “What is with all the people?” I thought to myself. The parking lot was full, people with their little dogs, big dogs, and carriers were buzzing in and out of the automatic doors of the pet store. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

5 things to know about Christmas in the Park

Immerse yourself in the holidays this season. Today, you can create memories instead of creating debt, you can give back to those less fortunate, and you can still support local businesses while doing so. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

A Scrooge state? Moncus Park hopes not

When it comes to charitable giving, Louisiana may rank as a "Scrooge" state, according to a nationwide study by a personal finance website. But the executive director of a Lafayette nonprofit effort believes this area's generosity outpaces the rest of the state, and she's launching an online effort on #GivingTuesday — 'tis the season to dig deep — to boost the financial prospects for Moncus Park at The Horse Farm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFOMATION

Drive-in movie, hot rods fuel Bayou Round Up

In the 1950s and ‘60s, drive-in theaters were as popular as Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Fans parked their cars in front of giant, outdoor screens to watch the latest movies or cult classics. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Bayou Round Up Returns to Lafayette this weekend

For the second year, the Bayou Round Up (BRU) will be in Lafayette, bringing with it hundreds of vintage hot rods. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Save the Horse Farm leader 'Griff' Blakewood to be honored with monument

A monument in honor of Griff Blakewood, the late professor who was a leader in the Save the Horse Farm movement, will be constructed in the public park to be built on the former horse farm property. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Forever Griff: Memorial aims to celebrate beloved UL professor

“He inspired students to believe they could achieve greatness and truly make an impact in their community by persistence and passion alone,” Damon Robert writes of the late UL Lafayette geosciences professor Griff Blakewood on the Freetown Press blog in July 2015. When Griff caught wind of the future plans for the Horse farm, he quickly took action and did what he’d always done best, inspire others. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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