There will be a public reception honoring La. Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ben Johnson Auditorium, 400 MLK Drive, in Natchitoches. It will include citizens and public officials from Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, DeSoto and Grant parishes. President of the Natchitoches Parish Voters & Civic League Inc., John E Winston Sr., will be the presiding official.
Rep. Kenny Cox will introduce Edwards. Winston said this program will have the unique feature of making a special presentation to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Statewide candidates from Central Louisiana will have an opportunity to make brief statements.
A snapshot of local candidates for public office will be shown as well.
Light refreshments will follow the benediction.