Sunday, February 25, 2007

Foundation prep work begins on our 6 acre site. Thanks to Adam and Larry for these pics.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Groundbreaking pics

We were a little unconventional - holding our groundbreaking inside the existing Southside branch library where we knew we'd be warm and dry.

City-Parish President Joey Durel, a long-time library supporter, shares a few words of congratulations on the start of construction.

City-Parish Council President (and Councilman for District 8) Rob Stevenson makes a few remarks at the groundbreaking.

Library Board President Mark Tullos welcomes everyone.

Library Board and staff, City-Parish Government staff and elected officials, Library Friends, and Library users of Lafayette Parish listen to remarks before the ceremony.

It turned out to be a beautiful day in Lafayette so we went outside to turn some dirt. Thanks to our contractor JB Mouton for the washtubs of dirt from the new library site.

Refreshments were provided and served by our wonderful Friends of the Library.

No event is complete without great food, drink, and conversation.
Thanks to everyone for sharing this with us. In mid-2008, we'll get together again to celebrate our Grand Opening.