The 9th Annual Pumpkin Glow starts the Fall Season on a High Note

The Natchitoches downtown riverbank was packed with families celebrating the 2021 Pumpkin Glow on Thursday, Oct 28. The popular family friendly event is still going strong in its 9th year and has become an integral part of the local fall scene. The stage area featured decorated pumpkins from local contestants vying for top honors.

Performers from local dance studios kicked off the evening’s program, showing off their moves to the crowd in a variety of routines. The evening was capped by some of the finest musicians to be found in the parish. The Middle School, NSU Middle Lab and NCHS orchestras each played several pieces for the appreciative audience.

The orchestras have built a remarkable legacy of excellence over the years and are a group of young people of whom we can all be proud. They have toured Europe, performed several times at New York City’s Carnegie Hall as well as at competitions in Disney World.

We at the Natchitoches Parish Journal have long believed that our parish’s children are the equal of any in the country. Give them opportunities and good leadership and they will rise to any challenge set before them. The young men and women of the Natchitoches Parish School System are superb ambassadors for our area!