The City of Natchitoches is seeking nominations for 2017 Natchitoches Treasures. The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have made a lasting contribution to the community through their generosity, service, volunteerism and spirit. Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008.
Natchitoches Treasures for 2016 included Jimmy Dale Berry, Dr. Hiram F. “Pete” Gregory, Henry V. “Buddy” Maggio, Jewell Presson and Shirley Small-Rougeau. Also, being named Natchitoches Treasures posthumously are James LaRoue and Jimmy D. Long Sr. Potential Natchitoches Treasures may be nominated by members of the Natchitoches community. Nomination forms are available at the Natchitoches Main Street Office, 781 Front St. Nominations must be submitted to the Main Street Office no later than Friday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
A ceremony honoring the 2016 Natchitoches Treasures will be Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Natchitoches Events Center. For more information about Natchitoches Treasures, contact the Natchitoches Main Street Office at 318-352-2746.