Finding a place to park during a Christmas Festival weekend can often be quite challenging! Luckily, two area churches have plenty of room in their parking lots-but did you know that your parking fees go to support worthy causes? Natchitoches’ First Baptist Church youth were hard at work parking cars under the supervision of Youth Minister Rev Mike McGrath. Funds raised by Festival parking will be used to support youth mission work. Several area Girl Scout Troops and their leaders were parking cars at the nearby First United Methodist Church. The funds the girls raise parking cars will be used to help with camps, trips and programs. In addition to providing much needed parking, these hard-working young people are extending hospitality to visitors and giving visitors a personal and positive impression of our community.