Official 2018 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Unveiled

Christmas Post 2018 (1)

Natchitoches’ favorite season is fast approaching! City utility trucks are starting to string up lights. Miss Merry Christmas and the Belles are making appearances at local events. A sense of anticipation is building.

Mayor Lee Posey, Miss Merry Christmas and the Christmas Belles joined a capacity crowd dowtown for the unveiling of the official 2018 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Oct. 4. This year’s poster was painted by Matthew Yerby. Yerby, originally from Winn Parish, is a former NSU baseball player who graduated from the university in 2011. He now makes his home in Hollywood, California where he is a screenwriter.

The poster will not be the last Natchitoches sees of this multi-talented young man. He will be returning to his adopted hometown in 2019 to film and direct a screenplay he wrote, titled “Run Around Sue.” The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to commend Matthew Yerby for a job well done and is looking forward to seeing what the future holds for him. Well done!

Posters are available at a price of $35 each.  Posters may be purchased at the Natchitoches Arts Council office.