Our friends at LARC - have a wonderful way to celebrate Mardi Gras here in Acadiana. They have their own store - Mardi Gras Beads - N - More, which is open to the public during Mardi Gras season. The store not only sells new and recycled beads that are collected throughout the year, but puts to work the good folks who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, and are 'clients' at LARC. The actual store is located at LARC's Acadian Village, 303 New Hope Road, and is open through February 5, Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday, January 30 and February 6 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

This is a wonderful way for you to get some Mardi Gras beads at a great price, and support a local non profit organization that not only creates jobs for adults with developmental disabilities, but gives back to the community as well! Call 337-981-8484 for more info.