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Youth Council makes difference using recycled plastic

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 13:59:18-04

ST. LANDRY PARISH – The St. Landry Chamber Youth Leadership Council (YLC) announce today the completion of their Litter Letter Project. This year, the YLC selected the Litter Letter project as their annual service project. The letters will serve as a reminder to the community on the importance of recycling and keeping our planet healthy.


YLC is a group of gifted students who come together to serve and improve the community. The Council is sponsored by the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce.

Several businesses throughout the parish assisted with the collection of plastics for the project. Many community members have also collected plastics individually to contribute to the project.


The plastics will be used to form six foot tall displays in the shape of a,100, 300, and two letters shaped like an O. The 100 will be placed at the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the Chamber’s 100th anniversary as well as to serve as a reminder to focus on keeping our community clean. The two letters will be placed at the North and South City Parks to raise awareness for recycling. The 300 will be placed at Le Vieux Village to commemorate three hundred years since the founding of Opelousas as well as to demonstrate the commitment to the preservation of the community.