The saying goes that the best things in life are free, and that’s part of the reason the Ruston Daily Leader loves this time of year.
Because that’s undoubtedly true in Lincoln Parish thanks to the Eddie G. Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps.
In a day and age where a vast majority of athletic summer camps for kids run up into the hundreds of dollars per event, the Eddie G. Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps are conducted entirely free of charge.
And these aren’t any small-time camps quickly thrown together.
The Ruston Daily Leader is excited that this year’s Bayou Classic is shaping up to be what it once was — one of the most exciting events college football has to offer.
In recent years, as both Grambling State University and Southern University have struggled to mediocre seasons, crowds at the Bayou Classic have dwindled.
This year’s game, to be broadcast on NBC television on Nov. 29, will bring fans and alumni of both schools to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Santa’s elves may have started stuffing Santa’s sack for Christmas, but a few gift items may still be left on friends and family’s wish lists.
Those who still have a few gift items left have the chance to win prizes, support the local economy and find great deals to close out those wish lists.
The second annual 12 Days of Christmas Shopping event, hosted in part by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses, has began. The event is dedicated to showcasing local businesses with an opportunity to win up to $1,000 in prizes.