Because New Living Word School enrolled fewer students through the Louisiana Scholarship program than expected, the Lincoln Parish School Board will not be hit as hard by the changes in this first year.
Originally, before final enrollment numbers came out, Business Manager George Murphy said the projection was that the school system would lose $1,002,000 due to the scholarships. Instead, because only 79 Lincoln Parish students transferred out of the public school system, the losses to the school board were $608,730.
Read details about the diaper derby, the parade, musical entertainment, vendors, cooking contest, pet show and other activities in the 2011 Peach Festival Special Edition inserted in the newspaper on Thursday.
The guide will offer information about the history of various festival activities, photos from past years and a schedule of some of the festivities.
Residents and visitors alike can use the guide to maneuver through the weekend activities.