Peach trees have bloomed and the time of year that has put Ruston on the map has come.
In three weeks time, Ruston will become a haven for area residents and visitors from all over for the 2015 Louisiana Peach Festival.
The Festival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. June 25 and events will be hosted throughout the downtown area until 10 p.m. June 27.
To really get in the Peach Fest spirit attending the festival parade at 9 a.m. is a must.
This year’s parade is sponsored by PetStar Animal Care and produced by Ruston Rotary.
The local Head Start program has been getting children ready for school since 1965.
The children and grandchildren of some of those original Head Start students have followed in their parents footsteps, benefiting from the programs available to Lincoln and Union parishes through the local program.
Currently, approximately 320 students are served by one of the two preschool centers.
Pamela Harris, former Ruston Elementary School principal, has taken the helm, and hopes to get the community more involved with the preschool program.