Renovations, additions highlight week

Published 12:05 am Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer is in full swing, and so is the Miss-Lou with good news happening all across the area.

Let’s take a moment to call out the highlights from the last week:

4Tuesday, the Natchez Board of Aldermen voted to fund $9,900 in repairs on the remaining 22 courtyard windows at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center. We’re glad our city officials realize the value of this historic building, and hope to see it restored to its full beauty in the near future.

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4The Great Mississippi Balloon Race may seem far away, but event organizers already have great ideas brewing potentially to make this year’s race the best — literally. One of those ideas includes adding a craft brewery biergarten, featuring five regionally brewed beers. The craft beer market is on an upswing, and we’re happy to see the Miss-Lou jumping on the bandwagon.

4While some residents slept in Saturday, others got busy building. Members of St. Mary Basilica, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, hosted a workday Saturday to give their time and efforts to a nearly completed Martin Luther King Street house. Habitat has continuously been a driving force behind making Natchez more beautiful, and we tip our hat to their selfless efforts.

As we dive into another busy week, let’s remember to give thanks to all those who make our community great.