Louisiana city seeks residents help to mark 300th year
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Opelousas will celebrate its tricentennial in 2020 and the community is being asked to participate.
KATC-TV reports that residents will be able to contribute to creation of a new mural designed to celebrate the city's 300 year anniversary. The collaborative mural is part of the Celebrate Opelousas 300 activities. Once it’s complete, a digital print will be used for the official poster.
A $2,695 grant from the Acadiana Center for the Arts to Opelousas Tourism will help fund the project.
The project will serve as a preservation tool in sharing information about the city's history.
Lead artist Jerome Ford has created a design that he calls "Tree of Life." It features icons and symbols associated with Opelousas’ culture and heritage intertwined with an oak tree’s roots and branches.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Sammy's Grill on Highland keeping name, new management paying employees' back wages
Officials hoping to open downtown library before May
Multiple East Feliciana schools closed over flu outbreak
Police looking for man who allegedly shot at Baker officer during traffic...
Globetrotter, Hoops Green, offers sneak peek of upcoming Harlem Globetrotters show