The ribbon was cut today on some new playground equipment at Loreauville Park.
The equipment has been up for a few weeks now, and kids have been playing on it, but Mayor Brad Clifton said he just wanted to hold a formal ceremony so everyone knew about the new attraction.
"We want everyone to see what we've started, because this is just the beginning," Clifton said.
The equipment was funded in part with a grant the village won from McKee Foods, the parent company of Little Debbie. The Loreauville Community Project is working to raise money to fund things that will improve the quality of life in Loreauville and surrounding areas, Clifton said.
"We'd invite anyone to come take a ride to Loreauville and enjoy the park with us," Clifton said. "It's a wonderful park, the trees have come in and there's a lot of shade here. It's a great community park."
The grant is part of a McKee Foods initiative called OH! - the Outdoor Happiness movement. McKee Foods is working with every state in the country to discover how each and every person can find their own Outdoor Happiness! They will contribute to 50 projects in 50 states over a five-year period, providing $1 million plus to the cause. Loreauville is the only community in Louisiana to date that has been awarded these funds.
In addition to the generous grant provided by McKee Foods Corporation, many local citizens, businesses and community representatives donated their time, money and resources to make this happen.
Representatives from Little Debbie, local businesses and Loreauville were on hand to participate in the event today.
The park is located at 601 Ed Broussard Road in Loreauville.