HDBA funds Christmas fireworks displays


Nathan Wilson

An article published in the Nov. 5 edition of the Natchitoches Times incorrectly stated that the Natchitoches Main Street Office and the City sponsor fireworks shows for the Christmas Festival and the Classic Car Show. These fireworks displays are sponsored by the Historic District Business Association (HDBA).

The City and Main Street, among others, do contribute, but the substance of the fireworks are funded by HDBA. Jill Leo is director of both organizations, but each has a unique role in supporting tourism and recreation in Natchitoches.

The HDBA is a non-profit organization responsible for organizing recreational events and activities within the City of Natchitoches. The HDBA’s members include local businesses and organizations and relies on the dedication of volunteers to conduct events such as the Christmas Festival, of which the fireworks show is a part.

Proceeds from entry fees and merchandise sales during the Christmas Festival are shared between the HDBA and the City of Natchitoches.