By Kevin Shannahan
The members of Natchitoches’ Shire of Loch Bais chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism met at Trinity Episcopal Church April 21 to prepare for the upcoming Crown List that they will be co-hosting at Lake Bisteneau State Park May 19-21. The members were meeting to paint banners to give the Crown List meeting hall the proper Middle Ages look.
The Loch Bais Chapter covers the Natchitoches area and is a member of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and the city of Memphis. The SCA is dedicated to preserving, learning and teaching about as well as recreating life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance for the past 50 years. Members do everything from period crafts to the various forms of combat for which the organization is known. The Loch Bais chapter has around 13 members from every walk of life.