Deserving of praise

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Few towns in America celebrate the holidays like Natchez does — with a Christmas Tree in the middle of the street — a tradition that dates back to 1926 when a 35-foot tall live tree was erected in the middle of Main Street.

This year, hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Main and Commerce streets in downtown Natchez Friday to kick off the holidays in the Miss-Lou with the lighting of the tree, fireworks and “magic” snow.

Sunday afternoon, crowds lined Carter Street as the town of Vidalia celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season with its annual parade. Children craned their necks to get a glimpse of Santa Claus at the end of the long line of decorated vehicles and floats.

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By all accounts, both celebrations were festive and cheerful.

Such occasions do not come without much planning and hard work. Thanks to all of the organizers who have offered their time and talents toward a truly joyous season.

4 On Thanksgiving morning, approximately 20 volunteers came to the Natchez Stewpot to serve meals to the area elderly, shut-ins and those in need.

We give thanks to those who chose to take time out of their holiday to spend a couple of hours serving approximately 400 meals to those who are less fortunate.

4 The state championship game is within reach for the No.1 rated Ferriday High football team.

With a 40-21 victory against the Kinder High Yellow Jackets Friday, the Trojans have one more game to go before getting ready for a trip to the Superdome in New Orleans.

The Trojans face the Amite High Warriors in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 2A Semifinals.

On Friday night, all of the Miss-Lou will be rooting for the Trojans and their continued success all the way to New Orleans.