On May 25, the McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie held a dedication of the mural that was painted onto Kirk’s U-Needa-Butcher. The mural was painted onto the building in October of 2015 by artist Adrian Fulton through the Downtown Lafayette’s “Creativity Everywhere” grant. The mural, entitled “The Local Legends Wall”, depicts the faces of nine community leaders from the McComb-Veazey neighborhood.
The dedication was a celebration of the lives of local community legends, including civil rights icon Helma Constantine, community activist Joe Dennis, the Rev. Anthony Bourges, middle school founder Paul Breaux, Dolly Mae Broussard, Syrie Funeral Home founder Carol Syrie, former Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Association president Doremus Dorsey, educator W.D. Smith, and Rita Thibodeaux.
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