Banjo player tops week’s good news

Published 7:33 pm Monday, April 2, 2007

Visitors entering Natchez via boat this Pilgrimage season have had a special welcome on to shore.

Banjo-playing Pat Shehan took it upon himself to become an official greeter on behalf of his hometown and has stationed himself Under-the-Hill where the riverboats dock.

But Shehan’s warm welcome isn’t the only good news of last week.

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Let’s review some of the top headlines of the week:

4The grassroots efforts to refurbish the Memorial Park fountain came to fruition this week when workers installed the revitalized unit. A small group of locals raised the needed money to complete the project. We are all thankful for their work and happy the fountain is here just in time for spring.

4This year’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership Natchez class is working hard to help Pleasant Acre Day School construct a new building. The class of local businesspeople will have a benefit dinner, reception, silent auction and dance on April 27 to raise money for the school.

4The Concordia Parish Police Jury listened to their constituents and said no to charitable bingo this week. We are glad the jury had the proper public hearing, heard the comments and voted the way the public asked them to. It’s good to see government working the way it should.

We hope you got all the April Fools’ Day jokes out of your system Sunday and are ready to make the coming month the best in the Miss-Lou.