Here’s your (new) sign; WPPJ receives grant

New sign

State beautification funds will allow Webster Parish Police Jurors the opportunity to spiff up a corner of downtown Minden.

WPPJ was selected as a recipient of more than $3,600 from The 2022 Keep Louisiana Beautiful beautification grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization.

“This money will fund the installation of a new sign with lighting to direct citizens to the police jury office,” said Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Director Brian Williams. “It will also allow for new landscaping – including native Louisiana plants – that will enhance the beauty of an intersection on Minden’s Historic Main Street.”

The project should not only revitalize a street corner by removing remnants  of the old bank sign anchor points and electrical boxes, it will also assist citizens in finding the Webster Parish Police Jury office in the annex building across from the courthouse.

“Citizens have a hard time finding the police jury office for permitting and things like when it serves a voting precinct,” said Williams, who found and applied for the grant. “I’m excited to be able to help WPPJ secure funding to install a new sign with landscaping and LED lights to illuminate it at night. This project will not only provide directions for our citizens, but it will also revitalize the old flowerbed at the street corner on Main near the courthouse.”

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener Louisiana through litter reduction an beautification initiatives. To learn abut their network of Community and University Affiliates, grant opportunities, educational programs and ways to get involved, visit Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep American Beautiful.

Before new sign was installed