L.P. Vaughn to host major fundraiser for School of Fine Arts


The L.P. Vaughn School of Fine Arts will hold its third annual 5K Run/Walk and Fine Arts Fair Nov. 19 at NSU’s Fine Arts building.  The Fine Arts Fair will begin at noon on Vaughn’s campus at 1500 Gold Street in Natchitoches. While student’s play games related to their 12 fine art classes, a luncheon will take place in the cafeteria for $25 price per person.
The School of Fine Arts, a predominantly minority after school program, raised over $10,000 their first year and $15,582 the second year.

Two special guests will entertain the audience. They are nationally known speaker David Pickler and local music celebrity Hardrick Rivers.

Pickler is the Co-Founder and President of the American Public Education Foundation and Past President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). His greatest passion is in promoting high-quality public education for every child which he says, “will help ensure America’s economic and vital national interests.”

Rivers began playing music early in his life. At age 13, Rivers began to study under and play with one of the masters of Louisiana music, Overton Owens — sometimes called Dr. Drip Drop. In 1994, after years of playing music, he returned home to Natchitoches Parish and formed the Rivers’ Revue Band, which is an area favorite, known for their tunes and high energy performances.

For more information contact Danny Von Kanel at 352-2369. Registration for the 5K is $35 for adults and $15 for students. Registration is every Monday at the school from 3:30-5:30 in front of room 139. The game portion of the Fine Arts Fair will cost students $1 or $5 for adults unless they run and receive a free ticket to the game portion. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, snacks, and free ticket to the Fine Arts Fair. All the money raised will fund the 2017 School of Fine Arts.