Good news blooming in the Miss-Lou

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 20, 2017

With streets filled with visitors from across the globe that have come to see the area’s architectural marvels, learn about the community’s rich history and experience its famous hospitality, let us look at some of the good news from last week:

-Natchez native Cynthia “Tia” Kaiser Ferguson has her head high above the clouds most days. The Trinity Episcopal Day School graduate recently was tapped as the NASA Deputy Director for Space Systems at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Ferguson will be managing a NASA team focused on putting people on Mars. If all goes as planned, Ferguson hopes a rocket will be launched toward the red planet in the next decade. Congratulations to Ferguson on her new leadership role.

The Special Needs Assistance Program continues to help local homeowners make repairs and Improvements to their houses that they would be unable to afford on their own. In partnership with local banks, SNAP provided nearly $470,000 in repairs for 97 residents in the last five years. Thanks to the City of Natchez for helping spearhead this important program.

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For more than two decades, the Krewe of Killarney has been painting the town green with its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Led by St. Patrick XXVII Darren Cowart, the group of revelers celebrated the holiday with festive fun. Not too be overshadowed by the frivolity, the Krewe also raises money for Pleasant Acre Day School, Holy Family Early Learning Center and for scholarships. Thanks to everyone with the Krewe of Killarney for a day of great fun and for the members’ generosity for great causes.

Remember to thank those who come to visit Natchez each year and to offer the hospitality for which our area is know this week. Let us make this week another good one in the Miss-Lou.