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Local CPAs volunteer for first-ever Day of Service

Posted: 4:21 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 19:43:58-04

Volunteers with the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) are helping make Lafayette beautiful with their first-ever Day of Service.

Members of LCPA’S Acadiana Chapter, with the help of Project Front Yard and Lafayette Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, spread out across Lafayette to spruce up Garfield Greenway, Girard Park and the Pont Des Mouton median.

This morning, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, also a CPA and LCPA member, presented a proclamation to the Acadiana Chapter to honor the group’s service.

Acadiana Chapter President Scott Hayes, along with others, spent their morning planting trees along the Garfield Greenway, a half-mile passageway for pedestrians and bikers along Garfield Street in downtown Lafayette.

350 members of the LCPA participated in the group’s Day of Service with about 50 of those members volunteering in Acadiana.

“We think of ourselves as servicing the community professionally, but we like to do that as well in our social and civil lives,” said Hayes.

He hopes the society’s Day of Service will be an annual event.