The Natchitoches Parish Library’s Schoolmobile, partnering with the Natchitoches Lions Club, offered a new summer program called “Traveling Tales & Lunch with Lions” Tuesdays from June 6-July 25 from 11 am – noon at the Ross Williams Park.
Lions Club members prep sack lunches to distribute to children in the neighborhood. Library staff and volunteers read books and do craft projects.
Johnny Barnes, president of the Concerned Citizens Association for the Bailey Heights Community, passed out awards at the July 10 City Council meeting to the people and organizations who’ve worked to make this program and the renovation of the Ross Williams Park such a success. Award recipients included Trayce Snow, The Rapides Foundation; Rebecca Blakenbaker, Cane River National Heritage Area; Natchitoches Parish Library; Dallas Russell, Community Programs and Outreach Manager for the City; Tina Ragan, Natchitoches Lions Club; H&R Block, Chris Laurence, City Parks and Recreation Department Director and more.