Students in a meal management class at Northwestern State University made Natchitoches meat pies from scratch and served to Archie Metoyer, left, and Tina Rachal, right, organizers of next weekend’s Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival. The Hospitality Management and Tourism students are Laura Cornish, Colby Cranford, Ebony Lee. Lee is majoring in Family and Consumer Science with a minor in culinary arts. Several students will present a meat pie-making demonstration at the Festival, which celebrates one Louisiana’s official state foods. Cornish and Cranford are HMT majors.