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LARC's Beads-N-More store selling beads, accepting donations during Mardi Gras

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As the Mardi Gras season gets underway, LARC is offering its services for the collection and selling of recycled Mardi Gras beads. The organizations Beads-N-More Store, located at LARC's Acadian Village in Lafayette, will be selling recycled Mardi Gras Beads for the duration of the Mardi Gras Season. 

After the last parades have rolled, LARC will begin to accept donations for beads that can be repurposed for next year's parades. LARC has partnered with Good Will to accept beads for the organization and several other locations will serve as collection spots. 

Recently Project Front Yard and the Krewe of Rio recently collected 9,000lbs of beads for the bead store

16 individuals work in the bead store sort and packaging beads for reuse during the Mardi Gras season. The bead store is open during the week from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The store will be closed on Monday, February 12 (Lundi Gras) and Tuesday, February 13 (Mardi Gras). Proceeds from the store go towards LARC's services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities

More information can be found at LARC's website or on the LARC Facebook page. Those interested in purchasing or donating can also call the bead store at (337) 981-8484.

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