Around Acadiana for Jan. 22, 2013

Donations of prom dresses, shoes and accessories will be accepted Feb. 4-22 for the Lafayette area’s annual Cinderella Project, which distributes free prom dresses to high school girls who cannot afford the attire.

Long and short dresses are sought, and donations should be dry-cleaned and on hangers.

Donations will be accepted at the University of Lafayette AmeriCorps office and at any Raising Cane’s restaurant in Lafayette or Broussard.

For specific guidelines and the location and hours for dropping off dresses, visit www.cinderellaprojectla.org.

The dresses will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Lafayette Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette.

Any high school girl in need of a dress is invited to attend and must bring a valid school ID.

Habitat applications

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity will open up application process for its home ownership program next month.

Application meetings will be held at the Heymann Park Recreation Center in Lafayette from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8.

Applicants must be able to make monthly mortgage payments estimated at $350 to $500 and be willing to help build their home.

Applications will be available beginning Feb. 1 and are due by March 8.

For information, visit www.habitatlafayette.org or call (337) 261-5041.

Bowling for kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will host its annual “Bowl for Kids’ sake fundraiser on Feb. 23 at Acadiana Lanes in Lafayette.

Bowling team members are asked to solicit donations for the event, and there is a minimum donation of $40 per team.

For information, visit www.acadianabigs.com or call (337) 269-0454.

Crouchstock 2013

The annual Crouchstock music benefit is set for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 16 at the Station Live in Broussard.

Proceeds benefit the Crouch Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports programs for suicide awareness and prevention.

For information, visit www.crouchfoundation.org or call (337) 234-1828.

Jeanerette awards

The Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce will host an “Outstanding Achievers’ Awards Banquet” at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Ward Eight Recreation Center in Jeanerette.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the chamber office at 1407 Main Street in Jeanerette.

For information, visit www.jeanerettechamber.org or call (337) 276-4293.

Film series

Vermilionville is launching a new monthly film series to be held at 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month.

The featured film this month, to be shown on Jan. 28, is the Ken Burn’s documentary “Huey Long.”

Admission is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

For information, visit www.vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.

Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@theadvocate.com or by fax to (337) 269-0410.