The Natchitoches riverbank played host to well over 1,000 young ghouls, superheroes and costumed figures of every description and their families as the Natchitoches Main Street Program held its Witch Way to Main Street Halloween program on Oct. 28 in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market. A number of booths staffed by various community businesses and organizations manned tables where the youngsters could try their hand at games and rake in lots of sweet loot.
The event’s entertainment was none other than Natchitoches’ iconic Indigeaux Fusion Belly Dance Troupe who performed their “Witches’ Dance”, a perennial crowd favorite. The troupe was joined by fellow dancers from their class for beginners, the “Beginigdieaux” as well as the parish library’s beginner class. The visiting Gems of Shreveport also performed several dances for the crowd.
The popular event, started in 2000, is a long-standing community tradition that provides families a safe place for their little ones to have fun and trick or treat. This event is one of the many things that make life in our community so special. More than a few of the parents of the little ones dressed up tonight were themselves trick or treaters at an earlier Witch Way to Main Street event.