Realtors raise funds for the Natchitoches Boys and Girls Club

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The Louisiana Realtors Association is holding its Fall Governance Meeting in Natchitoches Sept. 18-20. The meeting is open to all members but focuses on conducting the business of the association and approving proposed programs and services for 2019 as well the installation of 2019 officers.

“We’re excited to be here,” said LRA CEO Norman Morris. “The 100th year anniversary for the Louisiana Realtors Association is in 2019. We chose to come to Natchitoches for our conference because, as the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, it has its own unique beauty and ambiance.”

The Greater Central Louisiana REALTORS Association held a fundraiser Sept. 18 at the home of Peggy and Calvin Braxton. Proceeds from the social went straight to the Natchitoches Boys and Girls Club. GCLRA members presented Boys and Girls Club board members with a check for $2,800. In addition, LRA President Elect Logan Morris presented Peggy with a check for $1,000 on behalf of the Louisiana Realtors State Association.

Realtors from across the state are in Natchitoches. After a bit of business during the day, they took tour of Oakland Plantation, presented to them by a direct descendant of the Prudhomme family, the original owners of Oakland.

“The Boys and Girls Club is one of my favorite charities,” said GCLRA President Shanna Braxton. “We’re always trying to support our community. And we admire all the good work the Boys and Girls Club does for the kids in the Natchitoches area.”

Fireworks will be shot off from the south side of the downtown riverbank Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 pm for the LRA Banquet.