NHDDC discusses virtual tours and branding unveiling

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An exciting concept was discussed at the March 15 meeting of the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission (NHDDC). Destination Tours provides a service to create virtual tours of main street areas across the country. The Main Street Trail lets visitors take virtual tour’s of the best Main Streets, Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and more to plan their next vacation or weekend getaway.

Natchitoches will be the first main street in Louisiana to offer this kind of interactive online experience through its website natchiochesweddings.net. Work is in progress so don’t forget to check it out soon!

The committee for the Natchitoches Branding Initiative selected a final logo. An unveiling, open to the public, will be held Thursday, April 5 at 1 pm in the Thomas Building, located at 560 Second Street next to the Fire Department.

The Historic District Business Association (HDBA) opened its Classic Car Show, held annually on or near the first Saturday in October, to entires up to 1988. HDBA Rep Sandra Dickens said the organization feels like this will pull in another 150 cars.

Work on a new pocket park on Touline, on the site of the original St. Mary’s school, is underway and should be completed within the next month.

Upcoming events include:

March 17 from 9 am – 2 pm: Bloomin’ on the Bricks in Downtown Natchitoches

March 17 from 9 am – 4 pm: Art Along the Bricks in Downtown Natchitoches

March 17 from 2-10 pm: NYP Pub Crawl in Downtown Natchitoches

March 17 at 1 pm: NHS St. Pat’s Day Children and Pet Parade (beginning at BOM Washington Street branch)

March 24: Election-
City of Natchitoches – 10 Mills Renewal – CC – 10 Yrs.
Mayor Village of Natchez (1 to be elected)
Aldermen Village of Natchez (3 to be elected)

April 21 from 10 am – 1 pm: Find Your Park (Free Admission) at Oakland Plantation

April 21-22: Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival at Melrose Plantation

May 4-5: Sale on the Trail along the route of the El Camino Real de Los Tejas