NEW IBERIA, LA – After yesterday’s horrendous incident on the I-10 near Baton Rouge in which literally dozens of cases of perfectly good Bud Light spilled onto the freeway, Iberia Parish officials officially declared today a day of mourning in light of the incident.
Prayer services and other forms of remembrance will take place throughout the day, and a two-minute silence will be observed at 5pm – the time at which residents are usually feeling their peak Bud Light buzz.
City official Mark Rogers explained how the city has been coping with the news.
“This is something that has shocked most people in Iberia Parish to their core”, he said. “Everyone who loves a nice cold Bud Light has been reeling today. And I mean everyone. From the 5-year old drinkers, to the 85-year old drinkers. A lot of them have lost loved ones out on that freeway, and this is something that they – we, are going to have to get through together.”
“This is an extremely tough time for the parish and its residents, and we’d appreciate any help at all. Time will heal, but it’s going to be a little while.”
“We’ve already begun preliminary planning to erect a statue Downtown, which will most likely be a Bud Light six-pack. We will not let their memories be forgotten.”
“We thank you for your thoughts and prayers. God be with the ones that we’ve lost.”
All are welcome to attend the remembrance services today.