Marthaville holds 26th Annual Good Ole’ Days Festival

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Several thousand festival goers enjoyed themselves at the Annual Marthaville Good Ole’ Days Festival, held this past weekend, Sept. 14-15. This year’s Festival marks the 26th anniversary of what has become one of our parish’s most beloved traditions. This year’s event showcased our own Northwestern State as NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio and Head Baseball Coach Bobby Barbier served as Grand Marshalls. Members of the NSU baseball team gave away autographed baseballs to an enthusiastic crowd of children.

While the parade was the highlight of the festival, it was far from the only activity going on. There was an antique car judging, performances by school dance and cheer groups and a performance by the NSU cheerleaders. The festival also served as a reunion for the Marthaville High School’s classes of 1958 and 1968. The parade featured 70 entries ranging from the Lakeview’s USAF Junior ROTC Color Guard to Natchitoches Central’s Chiefettes and Cheerleaders. The hometown Marthaville Hawk cheerleaders and spirit group were joined by their counterparts from Provencal. The fire department, antique cars, library bookmobile, area political candidates and a full complement of area pageant queens rounded out the parade roster.

The Marthaville Good Ole’ Days Festival is a superb weekend of family fun and togetherness. It is small town America at its best! The NPJ is looking forward to next year.