Pilgrimage ends week of good news

Published 12:02 am Monday, March 11, 2013

A sunny and breezy Saturday had residents and tourists out and about this weekend soaking in the various activities our area has to offer.

Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week.

-Spring Pilgrimage kicked off Saturday as visitors packed the antebellum houses around town to hear the unique and interesting stories of our area. Natchez Pilgrimage Tours reports group bookings are up this season. Thanks to all of the many volunteers who make Pilgrimage happen.

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-The Miss-Lou Patriotic Tribute Committee created an endowed scholarship at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus Wednesday when group members presented college officials with a $5,000 check. We salute the efforts of the committee, veterans and their families.

-Monterey High School senior Kenney Poole underwent interviews and wrote an essay in Bastrop in hopes of being named student of the year for the region. Poole received the school-wide honor in January and then was selected the Concordia Parish Student of the Year in February. We congratulate Poole on her previous accomplishments and wish her all the best in the future.

-Boston College students were hard at work last week at Holy Family Early Learning Center volunteering their spring break to help the school. We thank them for choosing Natchez instead of the beach and applaud their efforts to want to help others.

Let’s make the most of the forecasted pleasant weather as we start another week here in the Miss-Lou.