NeunerPate Receives Project Front Yard Award
Project Front Yard held its annual award ceremony on September 29, 2015 to recognize members of the community who work to improve their neighborhoods, schools and landscape to better all of Acadiana. Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel presented NeunerPate with The Best in Cleanliness award for its beautification project at the Veterans Affairs Clinic and War Memorial in July.
NeunerPate and Project Front Yard teamed up on July 1, 2015 to revitalize the exterior of the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Lafayette. During the community service project, NeunerPate volunteers spruced up two flowerbeds by weeding, tilling, mulching, pruning and planting new flowers and greenery near the clinic sign and roadway. Volunteers also gave some attention to the flagpole memorial by pressure washing, pruning trees and installing new planters. Fresh mulch was added to other trees located on the property and the live oaks were pruned to provide sunlight in otherwise barren areas. Lafayette Consolidated Government donated a new flag in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Rev. Ken Lazard of Destiny of Faith Church was awarded for his work in revitalizing the Truman area neighborhood with more than 100 volunteers. ReCover Acadiana, a subset of the705, received the Best in Education award for its collaboration with Project Front Yard on the storm drain cleanliness awareness campaign, and Episcopal School of Acadiana teacher Sandra Thompson won for Best Overall Project Front Yard Effort.