Sunny spring weather, decorative baskets, dyed and plastic eggs that crack open to reveal candy and other treats — all the perfect ingredients for an Easter egg hunt.
The Village of Choudrant is gearing up for their annual Easter event in Choudrant Park that will include an Easter egg hunt among other activities for children and families in the area.
“It is great seeing the community come together for an event like this,” said Beth Zachary, who is chairing the Easter egg hunt this year. “The kids really enjoy it, and their parents enjoy watching them hunt for the eggs.”
Being named Young Businessperson of the Year, an awards program sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana Tech University College of Business, came as a surprise to Ashley Johnson, branch manager of Manpower in Ruston.
“Wow … That’s about all I could say,” Johnson said. “I am so honored to have been selected. It came as a total surprise since my office staff nominated me.”
A Natchitoches native, Johnson currently lives in Calhoun but commutes to Ruston every morning.
Area senior citizens will be able to hear some tips about elderly safety, eat a few nice meals and even have the chance to win a few door prizes at the sixth annual Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Senior Expo on Friday.
Sheriff Mike Stone said the event usually draws between 400 and 500 seniors from the parish, where they will be able to sit and listen to guest speakers present information about issues relevant to the elderly.