Mar 11, 2010 3:26 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
Local schools have taken part in the annual bead drive to benefit LARC of Acadiana.
Fourth and fifth grade 4-H students of Live Oak Elementary recently held a Mardi Gras Bead drive for LARC. Coordinator of the club, Ms. Allison Canter, said the students were excited to recycle the beads and could not wait to donate them. Next year they will include the entire school. (Fifth graders are not pictured). Beads are sorted, packaged and sold to the public by LARC individuals, providing them with employment.
Members of the STM Options Program held a Mardi Gras Bead drive during the 2010 Mardi Gras season and beyond. The entire school came together to collect nearly half a ton of beads. Individuals with LARC are pictured in the back row. Beads are sorted, packaged and sold to the public by LARC individuals, providing them with employment.