By Kevin Shannahan
Several hundred area children and their families came to Natchitoches’ City Park for the 6th annual Family Fun Day at the Park, Saturday, June 15. Local entertainer and 94.9 The River radio personality, Trini Triggs, served as the event’s emcee and kept the fun and prizes coming while the LaCour Trio kept the music pumping. The Parish Library, Cane River Waterway Commission, Bike Natchitoches, United Way and Cane River Creole National Historic Park were joined by area businesses who hosted tables giving away prizes and face painting. City Marshal Randy Williams was at his traditional spot grilling hot dogs for one and all. The children were able to ride trains, visit a petting zoo and ride a unicorn. The Society for Creative Anachronism’s booth was the scene of several fierce balloon sword battles. After a hard morning playing, the recently opened city pool beckoned. Several lucky children won new bicycles, helmets and safety gear as well as goody baskets.
The Family Fun Day at the Park has become an eagerly awaited annual tradition and a start of summer fun. The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes all of our youth a summer full of fun and learning!