Kaplan, LA - In March 2019, the Kaplan City Council voted unanimously to rename E. Second Street to Sammy Kershaw Dr. The portion of E. Second Street that will be effected is only from Cushing Ave. to the dead end.
The proposal was brought to the board's attention by local businessman, Murphy Guilbeau. Guilbeau said that the request did not come from Kershaw himself, but rather from community members who wanted to honor the country music icon because of his charitable contributions he's made to the city over the years.
Mayor of Kaplan, Mike Kloesel, announced today via the "Mayor of Kaplan" Facebook page, that Monday, May 6th will be Sammy Kershaw Day in the town of Kaplan. The public is invited to the dedication of Sammy Kershaw Drive. Ceremonies will be held at Kaplan City Hall at 10:30 Monday morning. For more information contact the Kaplan City Hall at 337-643-8602.
WHAT: SAMMY KERSHAW DRIVE DEDICATION
WHEN: Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 10:30 AM.
WHERE: Kaplan City Hall, 701 N. Cushing Ave., Kaplan, LA
INFO: Kaplan City Hall, 337-643-8602