To celebrate the holidays, and the reason for the season, the Natchitoches Parish Journal held a live give away Dec. 14 for a Weekend Getaway for one lucky participant. The prize package contains a one-room, two-night hotel stay, travel expenses, and $250 spending money for the winner’s chosen destination within 300 miles of Natchitoches.
Congratulations to the winner: Jennifer Phillips
A bevy of people from surrounding areas entered to win, and their reasons for the trip varied. Some wanted to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, some wanted a second honeymoon trip, and some wanted a romantic getaway with their significant others.
Some of the following comments touched us the most when we asked why people wanted to win the trip:
I would give it to my parents. They have been married 43 years and haven’t had a honey moon.
I want to give it to my grandfather who is partially blind. He really needs a vacation.
I’d give it to my son for a weekend getaway before he leaves for the service.
I would give it to my parents. My dad is 76 years old and has never had a vacation. He had to drop out of school in the 2nd grade to take care of his family when his dad went away. He’s worked all of his life.
Could use a weekend get away. Christmas season is a hard time for me after loosing my youngest daughter last year so to some tragic. But her baby made it and that’s my miracle.
My pastor deserves a trip.
This would be a great honeymoon for my husband and I.