By Hottie Potty
Posted in The Porta Potty Blog, on September 13, 2016
Lafayette has so much to offer – a vibrantly creative arts scene, an unlimited adventure for food lovers, and the top free music festivals. As the sun cools down, a new season of incredible music is here. When we welcome those gentle, fall breezes in late summer, we know it is time to head downtown at the end of our work week to celebrate at Downtown Alive!
Potty Girl’s joyful partnership with Downtown Alive! (DTA!) is a treat and collaboration with Downtown Lafayette’s Kate Durio, Director of Marketing and Events.
Kate Durio was awarded the International Downtown Association Award of Excellence in Public Space from the Creativity Everywhere Program. Congratulations Kate!
Meet the stylish and inspiring woman behind her stunning smile.
We asked Kate a few questions so you can get acquainted with her.
What is your motivational work ethic?
I play a small part in the much bigger effort of celebrating and preserving our culture in Acadiana. It’s a humbling experience and I feel so fortunate to help put on Downtown Alive! every Friday. I’m motivated by all of the talent around me. The musicians I get to meet and work with, our production team that is constantly pushing us forward creatively and collaboratively and our Downtown community that provides the best backdrop and support system for our events.
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
Cloning. If I could replicate some of our talented team members, we could be unstoppable.
Is your glass half full or half empty? What is in your glass?
I like to see the glass half full because that means there’s always room for improvement but that you’ve earned where you are. Tall drink of water!
What is your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday is Mardi Gras because of the festive feeling in the air. Everyone’s out. Everyone’s dressed up and it’s so supremely Louisiana. What’s not to like?
What makes you the happiest in life?
I love being in cities. Especially new ones. I love not knowing what is around the corner and what impact it may have in my life, or with my job, what impact it may later cause me to try to implement in Lafayette. When I can’t get out to another city, I’m happiest hanging out with my little niece, Rebecca.
Thank you, Kate, for all that you do to make Lafayette the unique city that it is!
We are anticipating Fall DTA! just like you. On Fridays at 5:30 p.m., downtown will come even more alive with the fun atmosphere filled with grooving music starting at 6 p.m. This Friday is the kickoff with Feufollet at Parc Sans Souci.
Meet your friends to party at family-friendly DTA! with this 2016 Fall season line-up:
September 16 Feufollet at Parc Sans Souci
September 23 Wayne Toups & Zydecajun at Parc International
September 30 Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys at Parc Sans Souci
October 7 The Blasters with CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis
at Parc Sans Souci
October 21 Cowboy Mouth at Parc International
October 28 Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters at Parc Sans Souci
November 4 Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band at Parc Sans Souci
November 23 Pine Leaf Boys at Park Sans Souci and Holiday Celebration – Official lighting of the City Christmas Tree
On the downtown scene for music festivals, Potty Girl potties welcome you to a clean and fresh outdoor restroom experience. No worries when you are looking for a terrific toilet for outdoor events because we have colorful, sanitary potties. For when you are going to “potty like a rock star”, we have a sparkling line of restroom trailers equipped with flushing toilets, sinks with running water, a temperature controlled environment and all the comforts of your restroom at home.
Start out your weekend right by heading downtown to see the new Downtown Lafayette marquis and celebrate all that Lafayette has to offer. When you “have to go”… make Potty Girl your “go to” for the freshest, cleanest and most colorful outdoor restrooms around so you can “potty like a rock star”!!