Fall temps, crowds usher in good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall was certainly in the air last week as Miss-Lou residents came out in droves to enjoy the various happenings in and around our community.

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

-Eighteen teams gathered on the Natchez bluff to cook up some chili in the name of the Natchez Children’s Home Services. The teams participated in the fourth annual Rotary Broadway Bash Chili Cook-Off, which raises money for NCHS. Teams competed against each other in various categories including “judge’s choice” and “people’s choice.” The real winners at the end of the day, however, were those who require the services NCHS offers in our community.

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-Several of Natchez’s vacant downtown business spaces opened their doors hoping residents and visitors would imagine the possibility of what could be during Alcorn State University and Natchez Inc.’s Possibilities Tour. The tour aims to help potential buyers see downtown’s open spaces while also showcasing local artists who display work inside the buildings being toured. This partnership is a win-win for all those involved and hopefully will lead to some of our downtown spaces being brought back to life.

-The 37th annual Pilgrimage Garden Club Antiques Forum showcased all the great and small things Natchez has to offer through various presentations and tours. This year, the forum aimed to explore objects and themes that are sometimes overlooked in the study of Southern material culture. Preserving the past is something Natchez has always put at the top of its list, for good reason, and we’re glad to see locals sharing those efforts with others from across the nation.

Let’s remember to take a moment this week during Veterans Day to stop and honor all military personnel who have helped protect the freedoms we enjoy today.