The Service League of Natchitoches will host its Pigs & Pearls “Cochon de Lait” fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Prud’homme-Rouquier House. Tickets are still available but are going fast. For information call the Service League at 318-352-6723. It is all about favorites – good food, good music and good times. Proceeds go to the Service League to support restoration and maintenance of the Prud’homme-Rouquier House and other service projects.
The Service League’s 2016-2017 year started with the induction of new members including: Hillary Bennett, Angela Bolton, Meagan Bonnette, Kellie Cedars, Natalie Covher, Anna Dieter, Jaime Fontana, Amber Freeman, Cristy Gentry, Jenny Hancock, Claire Harrington Christina Johnson, Karen Lee, Misty Lester, Karen Loach, Kelli Lorenz, Lacy Merrill, Lauren Moreno, Susan Poston, Lauryn Sharplin, Crystal Slaughter, Jennifer Thornton, Nora Townsend, Kate Trichell and Aimee Walker.
The Service League depends on new membership to keep the organization fresh with new ideas for service opportunities in the Natchitoches community as well as fundraising work to maintain the Prud’homme-Rouquier House and other responsibilities.
President Susan Godfrey and Vice President of Service Mary Beth Van Sickle organized the collection of supplies for victims of the flooding in August in South Louisiana. Recipients were extremely grateful but the needs are great and much is still needed. New and gently used books will continue to be collected.
In times such as the flood, special service needs are met, but there are service projects that are additional service opportunities. This year the first project will provide chemotherapy patients at the local Natchitoches Cancer Center with “chemo bags” filled with items to help the patients feel more comfortable and to let them know that others care.
The annual mum sale, another Service League fundraising project took place earlier in September. Anyone interested in buying mums next year from the Service League, mark the calendar for early August and call the Service League at 318-352-6723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and the Service League will be glad to fill and deliver orders.