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Natchitoches to host "Crows on the Cane" Festival

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NATCHITOCHES, LA. (KALB News Channel 5) – Natchitoches to celebrate fall with upcoming festival.

The Natchitoches Historic District Business Association will host the Second Annual Crows on the Cane Scarecrow Festival on October 11-13, in the Natchitoches Historic District. This year's Crows on the Cane Festival will also feature a Pumpkin Glow on October 12, through the American Cemetery on Second Street.

Beginning October 11, scarecrows will be displayed in the downtown Historic District for judging.  Individuals, families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to create a unique scarecrow for entry into the scarecrow contest. Businesses may display scarecrows in front of their stores or in store windows. Entry forms can be picked up at the Main Street Office located at 781 Front Street or at the Natchitoches Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. Entry into the contest is $10.

Scarecrows must be in good taste and constructed to withstand weather. Scarecrow designs may reflect a special theme and/or promote a business, organization or event. Scarecrows reflecting controversial, social, religious, or political opinions or statements will not be accepted. HDBA reserves the right to remove any scarecrow it deems inappropriate. 

On October 12, HDBA will host the first ever Pumpkin Glow. The public is invited to bring family and friends to walk along a glowing path of carved jack-o-lanterns in the American Cemetery on Second Street. Admission to the Pumpkin Glow is free.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to drop off carved pumpkins for the Pumpkin Glow between 2-4 p.m. at the American Cemetery. Glow sticks will be provided to light the jack-o-lanterns. HDBA said it would like to have a minimum of 300 carved pumpkins to light the path. Groups bringing in 10 or more jack-o-lanterns will have a sign posted along the path in recognition. 

Trolley service will be provided from the downtown riverbank and First Baptist Church on Second Street to the American Cemetery for the Pumpkin Glow.  The lighting of the pumpkins will take place at 6 p.m.

For more information on the Second Annual Crows on the Cane Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Glow, Dawn Wells can be contacted at (318) 729-8282.

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