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Ribbon Cutting: Adopt-A-Stop

Ribbon Cutting: Adopt-A-Stop Bus Stop sponsored by the LBA
On Thursday, October 24, 2019 the Lafayette Bar Association held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the installation of a covered bus stop, which is sponsored by the Lafayette Bar. This covered bus stop located outside of the Social Security Administration is part of the Adopt-A-Stop program, an initiative to install bus shelters throughout Lafayette. This bus stop was one of the many projects to commemorate the Lafayette Bar Association's 50th Anniversary. The Adopt-A-Stop program was initiated by Lafayette City Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert.

The dream of a covered bus stop began when LBA President Maggie T. Simar was driving by the Social Security Office and noticed single mothers with children waiting for the bus stop in unfavorable weather:

"One day last summer, I was driving in a terrible rainstorm and took my “shortcut” to my house which takes me right past the Social Security office. I saw two mothers with eight little ones huddled under a tree with newspapers on their heads. When we decided to do the covered bus stop, I told the executive director I knew the best location!"

The dream became a reality when the bus stop was later erected and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the official use of the newly constructed bus stop. In attendance were LBA Executive Committee Officers, LBA Board of Directors, LBA Past Presidents, members of One Acadiana.

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