The Acosta Foundation Print
2021 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
A mural, lighting, and benches will be installed along a high-profile building on Main Street to commemorate the local Tee Cotton Bowl tradition bringing together diverse populations living and working harmoniously.
This Main Street mural commemorates the local Tee Cotton Bowl, an annual high school football game and week-long event (featured in the PBS documentary Flat Town) that promotes racial reconciliation. The 100-foot-long mural engaged more than 100 volunteers to help with everything from cleaning the wall to hosting a celebratory event. "The mural stands as a symbol of the community coming together to work on revitalization â€” and as an encouragement to restore the city to earlier times, when it was the showcase of Evangeline Parish," says Gwen Fontenot, a board member with The Acosta Foundation, which organized the project. "It's also a reminder of how everyone can work together for the greater good of the whole community."
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