Aug. 17 declared ‘Doretha S. Harris Day’ in Campti


On Aug. 17, Doretha Harris of Campti celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. She is the oldest living member of her community. She is the mother of nine children and has 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was married to the late Rev. E. E. Harris Sr. She currently resides at Green Meadow Haven in Coushatta. Campti Mayor Roland Smith, left, presents Harris with a declaration that “Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, be declared as Doretha S. Harris Day in the town of Campti, Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana.”