Lions Club learns about upcoming HDBA events

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Jill Leo with the Historic District Business Association spoke to the Natchitoches Lions Club July 17.

Destination Downtown Natchitoches features live music and other events on Front Street on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays through August from 1-8:30 pm.

Home Tours will be offered this weekend, including the Steel Magnolia House and the Prudhomme Roquier House. Over 125 people attended these tours last time this option was offered.

The next event will be held Aug. 12, featuring a corn hike tournament. There is a $30 entry fee with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners splitting the pot.

The 11th Annual Car Show will be held Sept. 29-30. The Riverbank renovation will not be complete but cars will wrap from Front St, around Touline and down Second St. Live music will be a big feature.

There will be a fish fry Friday night at Collins Pavillion with live music. Tickets are $20.

Christmas Festival: The Riverbank will be ready for the official Christmas Festival kickoff on Nov. 18 with an official ribbon cutting for the new stage.

Rumors Leo said she’d like to squash include:

no parking on Riverbank: The riverbank will lose a good bit of square footage for
booths, but will only lose 20 parking spaces.

Pay for festival and have to pay again to sit at amphitheater in front of stage: This is not true, as there will be a single admission fee

Go online to for a tentative schedule.

In other club news, Lions member Brad Ferguson received a pin for perfect attendance.