The town of Sunset unveiled a really, really big rubboard today.
The town is home to Key of Z Rubboards, a locally-owned company that has been making wearable washboards since 1946. The first one was made in 1946 at the request of Zydeco legend Clifton Chenier, who asked for a wearable washboard. It was made by Willie Landry, the late father of the current owner, Tee-Don Landry.
Because of this, Sunset claims the title of Rubboard Capital of the World.
The giant rubboard, which was built by Pat Miller, is four feet by six feet tall. It was erected in memory of Willie Landry and Clifton Chenier.
It is the town’s first public art piece and is located at the intersection of Duffy and Napoleon avenues, near I-49.
The unveiling was held at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at Sunset Community Center, featuring music from the Wayne Blue Burns Band.
Sunset is the rubboard capital of the world and today a new art piece was revealed to express that statement. Tonight at 5 & 6 I’ll explain how the town received that title. pic.twitter.com/iqVTAvLhoT
— Kendria LaFleur (@KendriaLafleur) May 22, 2018