Hudson to lead holiday parade
A grand marshal has been selected and a title sponsor named for the annual Christmas parade that will roll through downtown Ruston at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Erma Hudson, who has lived in Ruston since 1949, will lead the 2011 Volvo Rents Christmas Parade, presented by the Ruston Jaycees.
This year, the Jaycees sought nominees for the grand marshal position. Parade Chair Timothy Bush said there were about 10-12 nominations, and it was a tough choice because all were exceptional leaders who were heavily involved in the community. However, Hudson stood out from the pack.