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Celebration of diversity tops good news

Residents from all corners of the community filled Jack Waite Park Saturday for Harmony in the Park, a city-sponsored event organized to promote racial harmony in Natchez. The afternoon, enjoyed by a racially diverse group, was filled with live entertainment, food and a variety of activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

Thanks to all who organized this important event, which demonstrates the strength in diversity, in which we all can come together to celebrate the best our community has to offer.

Other good news from the area last week:

*More than 50 students from the Natchez-Adams School District received recognition for their academic achievements. The students were honored for excelling in various competitions, including the state spelling bee and the State Technology and Student Association competition in Vicksburg. Congratulations to these future leaders of our community. Their pursuit of excellence holds great promise for a bright future.

*Last week ended a busy tourist season for organizers of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. Sunny skies and a landscape filled with azaleas and other beautiful blooms were a perfect backdrop for the annual event that draws tourists from across the globe. By all accounts, this year’s pilgrimage was a busy one.

*Congratulations to this year’s All-Metro basketball players Kierra Neal from Vidalia High School and D’Mario Weathersby from Wilkinson County Christian Academy and coaches Ferriday High School’s Lisa Abron and WCCA’s Ken Peery. Their accolades top an exciting year of basketball for the Miss-Lou. They and all of the players on this year’s all-metro basketball teams represent the best in athletics from our community.

As we march toward summer, let’s always been on the lookout for the good news in our community.