Natchitoches Treasures announced

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The 2018 Natchitoches Treasures are Dr. Robert Alost, Irene Johnson, Former Senator Don Kelly, Juanita Murphy, Hyland Packard and Edward Ward Jr.

A recognition ceremony will be Thursday, Oct. 25 to honor this year’s group of 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.

The recognition ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center, 750 Second St. Light refreshments will be served and the public and the media are invited to attend. The 2018 Natchitoches Treasures were selected by a committee of those who have previously been named a Natchitoches Treasure. Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008.

The treasures are selected from nominations received from members of the community. The recognition ceremony will highlight the contributions made to the City of Natchitoches and the community by each newly elected Treasure, as well as pay tribute to those individuals named as Natchitoches Treasures in years past.