Volunteers clean up along State Street in Abbeville during last year’s Great
American Cleanup.

Great American Cleanup set for Saturday in Abbeville

Judges for the Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Cleanest City Contest will be in Abbeville at some point next Tuesday.
The city won the District State title last year. A strong effort to help Abbeville go back-to-back will be made this Saturday morning.
The annual Great American Cleanup will be held this Saturday, April 8. Volunteers can meet at 9 a.m. at Abbeville City Hall. The effort here is being spearheaded by Keep Abbeville Beautiful (KAB) and the Abbeville Garden Club.

State asking those flooded in August to take survey

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development is urging all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods to take a brief survey that will be available starting on Monday, April 10.
The survey will be posted on the website on that date and is the first step toward applying for recovery assistance. Homeowners who don’t have access to the internet can also have their surveys filled in over the telephone.
The survey will be available for a period of time – it does not have to be completed on the opening date.

Sen. Jonathan Perry (R-Kaplan) discusses criminal justice reform during a One Acadiana event Thursday morning.

Rep. Terry Landry (middle with microphone) says his is in favor of criminal justice reform.

Sen. Perry, Rep. Landry talk criminal justice reform during One Acadiana event

LAFAYETTE — As Louisiana officials have looked for cost-cutting measures amid budget issues, one option that has come up is reforming the criminal justice system.
Gov. John Bel Edwards received a plan from the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force two weeks ago. The plan covers a year of examination of sentencing and trends.

Gulf Coast Bank remains one of the most popular locations to purchase a Duck for the annual Boys & Girls Club fundraiser.

Gulf Coast Bank once again “Quacktastic” Duck sales location for Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana

For many years Gulf Coast Bank has been a major supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana and the event each year that gets all of the GCB staff involved is The Great Acadiana Running of the Ducks!
The Running of the Ducks is a major fundraiser for our local Boys and Girls Clubs that allows you to make a difference by purchasing $5 raffle tickets (Ducks). You can “adopt” (purchase) a Single Duck (1 Duck) for $5, a Six Quack (6 Ducks) for $25, or a Grand Quack (25 Ducks) for $100. You can also purchase a Duck T-shirt, printed at the local Boys and Girls Club print shop.

A banner in front of the Main Station of the Abbeville Fire Department is serving as
reminder about the drive.

Abbeville Fire Department once again helping group with baby supply drive

The drive to collect baby supplies for young, single mothers began last year at the Abbeville Fire Department with the hopes of it growing.
For its second year, it has.
A Pregnancy Center & Clinic, a non-profit groups based out of Lafayette, is once again partnering with the Abbeville Fire Department. This year, the Lafayette Fire Department has joined to help the cause. A Pregnancy Center & Clinic, a non-profit organization, has its home office in Lafayette. It’s pantry that helps single mothers is called Grace’s Closet.


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