Miss Merry Christmas and Christmas Belles crowned

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From left are Belles Amelia Broadway, Anna Catherine Coleman, Natalie Spillman, Miss Merry Christmas Julia Ferrell, and Belles Tinley Durr, Liliana Geier and Madison Raymond.

The 65th Miss Merry Christmas was crowned and the 2021 Natchitoches Christmas Belles were announced Saturday, Sept. 11.

This article published in the SEPT. 16, 2021, print edition

Seventeen young ladies from three Natchitoches parish high schools competed for the title of Miss Merry Christmas and the honor of being selected a Christmas Belle. Julia Ferrell was crowned Miss Merry Christmas 2021. She is a senior at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She is the daughter of Andrew and Christine Ferrell.

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Six ladies were selected as Christmas Belles. They are Liliana Geier, a senior at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts; Anna Catherine Coleman, Natalie Spillman, Madison Raymond, Tinley Durr and Amelia Broadway, seniors at Natchitoches Central High School.

Emma Haecker of St. Mary’s was the recipient of the Barbara Kirsch Memorial Award. The Barbara Kirsch Award was established as a way to remember the positive influence Kirsch had on others.