Jan. 2, 2014


For Immediate Release

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Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau

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New Jeanerette Youth Beautification Committee schedules first clean up event


The Jeanerette YBC has scheduled their first day of service for Jan 18 at 8 a.m. on Martin Luther King Dr. 

JEANERETTE, La. --- The newly formed Jeanerette Youth Beautification Committee is already in action with its first service date scheduled for Jan. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. All of Martin Luther King Drive in Jeanerette will be cleaned in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and to beautify the drive for the upcoming parade to be held on Jan. 19, 2014.

Founded by a Jeanerette High School junior, Oscar Vargas, the Jeanerette YBC is comprised of youth volunteers and will concentrate on cleaning and beautifying the city of Jeanerette.

"The Jeanerette YBC is youth envisioned, youth motivated and youth action", Vargas said. "By motivating our youth now, we make a change that will impact our city for generations to come."

Vargas has already received the support of the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce, the 4-H Club, the city of Jeanerette and more. Volunteers have been signing up daily with 29 youth already enlisted for the Jan. 18 clean up service on Martin Luther King Drive.

The Committee operates as a non profit, funded via donations from private citizens, foundations and businesses in the Iberia Parish area.

To volunteer, donate, or support the Jeanerette Youth Beautification Committee, contact Oscar Vargas at, 337-380-9767, or visit their Facebook page



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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