"Giving Back to the Community"

Erath 4th of July Association

Helps to �Welcome� visitors to Erath


The Erath 4th of July Association and the Town of Erath unveiled the new �Welcome to Erath� sign on May 5, 2010. The signs are located on Hwy 14, and welcome visitors entering the town from either the east or the west. The signs were funded equally by the town and the Erath 4th of July Association.

Mayor George Dupuis said that the unveiling of the signs marked the completion of a much needed addition to the town. Dupuis stated that the President of the Erath 4th of July Association, Robert B. Vincent, spoke with him years ago, and stated that Erath had to have welcome signs at both ends of the city limits. �


"Welcome signs are vitally important to a town to show visitors that we welcome them to stop by and spend a little time in our community,� stated Vincent. �This is not the first time the town has had welcome signs. Back around 1996, I was involved with a project to have welcome signs put on both the west and east end of Erath. Myron Manuel constructed and installed the signs next to the railroad tracks, before the Hwy 14 Bypass was built. The signs were painted by Jerome Peyou. The signs stood for several years, until they were knocked down by Tropical Storm Allison. The signs were stored at the town barn until they could be re-installed, but were destroyed when the barn burnt in January, 2003.�
It has taken a few years, but Erath is once again welcoming visitors to the town.


The signs are a beautiful addition to the town, and an example of what is possible when local government and civic organizations work together to make their community a better place to live and raise a family. Dupuis concluded by stating that the community of Erath has been blessed over the years by the generosity of the Erath 4th of July Association, and looks forward to many more years of their continued success.



The Erath 4th of July Association and the Town of Erath unveiled the Welcome to Erath signs on May 5, 2010.  Those present for the unveiling were (Left to Right) Alderman Donald Menard, Douglas J. Vincent (Board Member), Timmy Landry (Board Member), Allison Miller (Vermilion Parish Tourism Commission), Alderman John E. LeBlanc (Board Member), Peggy LeBlanc (Board Member), Robert B. Vincent (Board President), Jackie L. Vincent (Board Member), Cajun Music Legend D.L. Menard, Claudette Lacour (Board Treasurer) holding Alexandra Stevenson, Leslie Mencacci (Board Secretary) holding Elise Mencacci, Town Utility Clerk Tanya Hebert, Town Clerk Raquel Harris, Chief Gerald Hebert, Judy Vincent (Board Member), Mayor George Dupuis (Board Member), Jeremy Touchet (Town Employee), Aveneal Meaux, and Galyn Hubbard (Sign Maker). (Photo by Jeff Nemetz / Abbeville Meridional)

The 4th of July Association Recently donated two Erath Signs to the town. Shown are President Robert Vincent, John Earl LeBlanc, Mayor George Dupuis and D.L. Menard.

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