By Kevin Shannahan
Well over 1,000 area children and their families didn’t let the prospect of rain and the resulting last minute change of venue stop the fun as they gathered at the Martin Luther King Community Center for the Witch Way to Main Street event Oct. 31. A line almost a block long to enter the packed gym was an indication of the event’s popularity. Once inside, trick or treaters played games and received treats from booths set up by area businesses, non-profits and agencies ranging from the District Attorney to the Humane Society and several NSU groups. The Natchitoches police department kept a watchful eye on things and the fire department handed out candy to those in line.
Witch Way to Main Street, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches and the Natchitoches Main Street Program, is designed to provide a safe and free place for area families to have Halloween fun. It has become more than that over the years. The event has grown into a local tradition beloved by area children and their families who look forward to it each year. Many thanks to everyone at the Martin Luther King Community Center for providing a last minute home for this year’s Witch Way to Main Street. Their generosity and civic mindedness saved the day!