By Kevin Shannahan
Natchitoches celebrated the July Fourth holiday with perfect summer weather on the downtown riverbank for Celebration on the Cane. The festivities kicked off at noon with jumpy castles and water slides for the children. Local musical favorites Cane Mutiny took it up a notch at 3 p.m. with their signature sound. The G.Q.P Band took over at 6 p.m. and played until the fireworks started. The riverbank reverberated with the boom of fireworks as the show delighted the crowd.