Members of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches’ Steering Committee met recently to continue planning for the 43rd annual Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival set for April 22-23 at Melrose Plantation. Over 100 vendors from a four-state area will make available beautiful original works of art and crafts representing many and varied talents. The festival is always looking for new vendors; those interested may visit melroseplantation.org to submit a vendor application by April 1. For additional information call 318-379-0055. Pictured from left are Event Chairman Harry Thompson, Cheryl Rambin, Gayle Howell, Molly Dickerson, Anita Pierce and Virginia Crossno.