BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A new way to reach people who drive by a Baton Rouge community center was unveiled Tuesday.
The Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center received a new electronic sign, which is already up and running with what is going on at the center.
"Unless you walk through the doors of the community center, you won't really know what's going on outside the mailers and emails. The electronic sign whereas you're passing by, you'll know what's going on at the center," said Sherman Ruth, the center's executive director.
Councilwoman Tara Wicker and Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden were in attendance at the unveiling Tuesday morning. Two major companies that helped make the sign possible, Coca-Cola and Cox Communications, were also at the ceremony.
"Cox is proud to be associated with the legacy of such a beloved Baton Rouge civil rights hero and the important work of the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center," said Fran Gladden, vice president of Public and Government Affairs for Cox Southeast Region. "The Community Center is instrumental in so many areas of neighborhood revitalization and provides much needed social, civic, medical and cultural outreach for residents of the historic and culturally-rich District 10."
"Baton Rouge Coca-Cola is proud to partner with Councilwoman Tara Wicker and the City of Baton Rouge, at the Leo S. Butler Center, and the historic South Baton Rouge community on this great communication device. South Baton Rouge, is home to the first school to educate Africa Americans in this state and many who have helped bring about change to the city of Baton Rouge and the nation," said Ron Sutton of Baton Rouge Coca-Cola.
The Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center is located on 950 East Washington Street.