Louisiana Peach Festival attendee numbers were down this year as compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some sweet news the Fest brought to Lincoln Parish this year.
The 2013 Peach Festival pumped approximately $2.7 million into the Lincoln Parish economy. Figures released by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the organization that produces the festival, show that while this year’s festival attendance at 15,524 was down from 2012, those attending opened their pocketbooks and brought Monday into the parish.
On the approaching days and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Lincoln Parish community took action.
Community members either took the call in helping thousands of evacuees on the home front or some traveled to the Gulf Coast region to aid the rescue efforts.
People like former Civic Center Director Judy Burt, former Ruston Fire Department Deputy Chief Kip Franklin, Trinity United Methodist Church Shelter Manger Allen Tuten, Louisiana Tech Vice President for Student Advancement Jim King and countless others dedicated time and energy to helping those in need.
With the months passing by, the holiday season is nearing, and that all begins Monday with the celebration of Halloween.
While many don’t consider Halloween a major holiday, since most people have to work on the day, there are still plenty of people who offer parties and chances to drink alcohol to help celebrate Halloween.
With the rash of burglaries in Lincoln Parish, residents may need to become more aware of suspicious behavior and more cautious of their belongings than usual.
In fact, according to the Uniform Crime Reports, compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds in the United States. Most occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the average burglar spends 8- 12 minutes in a home. The average loss per burglary is $1,725.