Birthday parade set for longtime resident

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Lori Tate of Natchitoches will celebrate her 90th birthday Jan. 20. Her family and friends are asking the community to help make Mrs. Tate’s birthday a special one with a drive-by parade this Sunday. The parade is planned for Sunday, Jan. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. on the corner of Royal Street and Melrose Avenue. Lori has worked at Hampton Inn, went to Aerobics at Council on Aging, participated in doing Steel Magnolia tours, church and other events until she was 89 and had to stop in March. She has touched a lot of people’s lives in the 50 years she has been in Natchitoches. Cards would also be appreciated and can be sent to P.O. Box 7542, Natchitoches, LA 71457