NHDDC’s last meeting for 2019 filled with excitement and positivity

By Ricky LaCour

Coming off the high of the city’s most recent successful events, the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission (NHDDC) meeting on Nov. 21 was filled with excitement for gearing up the holidays and discussion of future projects.

The 93rd Annual Festival of Lights season kicked off this past weekend with Turn on the Holidays.

Commission members were excited to mention signature events like the Christmas Gala which will take place at the Event Center this year and preparations for tours to be held through the coming weeks.

Also discussed was the return of the Lighted Boat Parade, which is set for Dec. 14 and the new arrival of this year’s Ice Skating Rink on the River Bank Dec. 20-21.

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Members also talked about Leadership Natchitoches, an immersive learning program for proven leaders in the Natchitoches community that will engage and activate these individuals to effect change in the Parish.

For more information on how you can get involved or apply, visit http://www.natchitocheschamber.com/CMSPages/GetPage?pageTitle=Leadership%20Natchitoches&pageName=leadership-natchitoches&menuId=431&parentNavigationId=23734.