By Kevin Shannahan
Over 200 supporters of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame joined this year’s inductees and Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor, William “Billy” Nungesser, at a local restaurant for an evening of fun and fundraising. The event had a tailgating theme and featured a silent auction of memorabilia as well as live entertainment from a local musician. The festivities culminated in a second line dance out to the street followed by a fireworks display over the Cane River, a signature Natchitoches event. The induction week activities are expected to raise approximately $150,000.00 for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.
Lt. Gov. Nungesser also got to display his versatility outside the political arena, adding bartending to his list of talents. One of the young ladies tending bar that night wanted to get inductee P.J. Brown’s autograph, but was afraid to leave her station to do so. Nungesser told her not to worry and took her place at the bar while she got her autograph.