Arc of Acadiana’s 2013 Mardi Gras Bead Drive – Letter to the Editor

March 26th, 2012 | Press Releases

The Arc of Acadiana’s 2013 Mardi Gras Bead Drive was a remarkable success, and we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of the community and our partner, the Lafayette Auto Dealers Association (LADA). The Arc of Acadiana would like to thank LADA President Paul Stroderd and all the participating Lafayette car dealerships for their assistance and enthusiasm for this year’s drive. We would also like to thank Allied Waste and our media partners Lamar, Townsquare Media and the Daily Advertiser.

The beads we collected will help The Arc continue to provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Louisiana. The Arc of Acadiana serves 6 parishes and offers hundreds of residents rehabilitative, employment, health and residential services including independent living.

Thank you to everyone who donated beads this year. We look forward to an even bigger bead drive next year!



Sherrie Fremin Baudoin

Director- Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes