By Kevin Shannahan
Natchitoches’ Front Street was transformed into a street party as the NYP hosted its 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl Saturday, March 18. Three hundred pub crawlers walked the length of Front street, stopping at a series of businesses to draw a card for the event’s poker run.
Forty volunteers from NSU’s Presidential Leadership Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the Demon Volunteers staffed the poker run stations and helped out where needed. Half of the money raised tonight will go to the NSU Campus Beautification’s Adopt an Area Project to buy bins and other supplies to be used in maintaining the university’s picturesque beauty.
The pub crawl culminated at the north end of Front Street where entertainment was provided by “Larry’s Band” composed of NSU students from Columbia and “Panhandler.”
This year’s event also featured an unexpected development that was not on the agenda-a wedding that was being held next to the end point of the Pub Crawl. The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes to Courtney Kerry of Chopin and Tre’ Angelle of Breaux Bridge as they start a long and happy life together!