Area students set pace for giving week

Published 12:02 am Monday, April 7, 2014

No shortage of good people doing great things existed in our community last week as local residents showed us why living in the Miss-Lou is such a treat.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights:

4Hundreds of students and community volunteers helped pack nearly 70,000 bags of food at a meal-packing event hosted by the Cathedral Key Club. The meals will be distributed to churches, shelters and other similar agencies in the Miss-Lou. We thank the students for helping give back to their community.

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4Teachers at Concordia Parish Academy rallied together to show their support for students who will be taking annual state tests. The teachers performed skits and got a little goofy to let the students blow off some steam before buckling down for the tests. We wish all Concordia Parish students the best during the week of testing.

4Natchez resident Dixie Lewis is devoted to spreading cheer in local nursing homes every week. Lewis uses the friendship from “The Little Prince” as a motivator to get out and visit with residents at four nursing homes. We thank Lewis for taking the time each week to visit with our elderly residents.

4Creda Stewart was named interim tourism director to temporarily fill the position left open when Connie Taunton stepped down as director. Stewart said she plans on helping refurbish the direction Natchez takes and get the multiple organizations that help promote the city on the same page. We wish Stewart the best as she begins her new role.

Let’s keep the good news coming as we begin another week in the Miss-Lou.