A recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Events Center to honor this year’s group of Natchitoches Treasures. The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have made a lasting contribution to the community through their generosity, service, volunteerism and spirit. Light refreshments will be served and the event is open to the public.
The Treasures were selected by a committee of those who have previously received the title. Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008. The treasures are selected from nominations received from members of the community.
The 2016 Natchitoches Treasures are Jimmy Dale Berry, Dr. Hiram F. “Pete” Gregory, Henry V. “Buddy” Maggio, Jewell Presson and Shirley Small-Rougeau. Also, being named Natchitoches Treasures posthumously are James LaRoue and Jimmy D. Long, Sr.
The recognition ceremony will highlight the contributions made to the City of Natchitoches and the community by each newly elected Treasure, as well as pay tribute to those individuals named as Natchitoches Treasures in years past.
For more information about the Natchitoches Treasures call the Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746.