Message from Mayor Alsandor regarding Parade Cleanup Efforts

Good Afternoon Opelousas,

On behalf of City Officials and City Administration, along with the Opelousas Police Department, we are taking proactive measures in addressing post event cleanup and safety along this weekend’s Creole Festival Parade route. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

With the assistance of St Landry Parish Solid Waste Recycling Center (Richard Lebouef/Mike Guidry) and the agencies staff, there will be four 10-yard trash bins placed at different locations along the parade route. Please be mindful of the following locations.


1) corner lot next to Darrel Thibodeaux’s Transmission Shop on Landry Street (near wooden fence)
2) driveway on the east side of the New Life Center on Landry Street across from Iberia Bank
3) Bordelon Motors parking lot across the street from City Hall on Union Street
4) On the parking lot at the Citgo Station near the tracks on Union Street

These bins are being utilized with the hope of minimizing litter on streets and properties along the route. We are asking all citizens, visitors, and parade-goers to utilize these trash bins and the portable cardboard receptacles that will be zip-tied to the barricades along the route. We ask that anyone who attends the parade bring trash bags with them and use them accordingly. We are asking for everyone’s assistance and help in this initiative. Immediately following the last entry in the parade, the barricades will be removed from Landry and Union Streets and cleanup will begin.

I would like to thank each business and property owner for allowing us to use their land and/or property. Our hope is to keep our streets and drains clear of all debris and unwanted drain-stopping items. Let’s keep our city clean. God Bless each of you and God Bless the place we call home, Opelousas.

Julius Alsandor
City of Opelousas