Natchitoches’ Children Are Excited About Going Back to School!

Natchitoches’ City Park was the place to be for family fun Saturday, July 30 as the city held its annual Back to School Community Fair. Children had a full slate of fun and educational activities. Youngsters had two inflatable jumpy castles to choose from. The parish library’s bookmobile was on hand as well with librarians offering face painting and sno-cones to eager children.

The NSU men’s basketball team was on hand with homemade donuts alongside NSU recruiters with information about the opportunities the university offers. The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance was on hand with information concerning scholarships and grants. NSU’s spirit groups were joined by cheerleaders from NCHS and St Mary’s in performing for the crowd throughout the morning. These were just a few of the community groups who came together in order to provide an exciting start to the back-to-school season.

The highlight of the event, however, was provided by the Governor’s Office of Programs and Planning. Natchitoches was chosen as one of four sites around the state to receive school supplies to be given out to students at no charge. The office gave away 1,500 backpacks filled with paper, pencils, and other school supplies.