Workers installed a new welcome sign coming into Natchitoches from I-49 today, Aug. 30. Last Spring, NSU’s Student Government Association sent a Resolution to Mayor Lee Posey and the City Council expressing the student’s desire to see “Home of Northwestern State University” added to the sign.
“The students wanted this change because we believe that the University is a huge part of Natchitoches,” said SGA President Jacob Ellis. “The new sign means a lot to the students at NSU. It really makes us feel that the City and the University are united! We love to see the city supporting the students at NSU!”
The old welcome sign was deteriorating and needed constant maintenance, so the timing was just right. Gold leaf will be added to the fleur de lis on the sign over the weekend. Colored landscaping flowers will be placed around it until a permanent plan can be developed. Everything should be finished in the next few weeks.