MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) -
St. Mary Parish put up more than $3 million for a Convention and Visitor's bureau. It went up with high hopes, but what happened Thursday, sank those very hopes.
"We had a catastrophic failure," said Carrie Stansbury, executive director of Cajun Coast Visitor's & Convention Bureau.
It was less than six weeks from completion when suddenly, "A painter was in there today (Thursday), and he noticed a crack in the sheet rock."
That painter contacted an Aegis representative, who was on site.
"The guy came in. He said something doesn't look right. (Told everyone) get out of here, and then it sank," said Stansbury.