Dedicated employee retires after 18 years

After 18 years working devotedly as a housekeeper for Holiday Inn Express, Lucy Bell of Natchitoches retired May 1.

She joined the hotel after working 15 years in the hospitality industry. She was the foundation of the housekeeping department and was instrumental in recruiting multiple family members to join the team, whom have also since retired.

“I will miss everybody but look forward to spending time with my family and doing a lot of fishing,” Bell said.