Tickets on sale for Christmas Festival Weekend raffle

Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Alumni Affairs is hosting a raffle contest for alumni interested in attending the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival.

The Christmas Festival raffle includes a gas card, two nights (Friday, Dec. 5-Saturday, Dec. 6) at a local hotel, admission for two to the NSU Foundation Christmas Gala reception and the 9 p.m. NSU Christmas Gala on Friday, Dec. 5.  The package also includes admission for two to the 88th annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival and the NSU Foundation/City of Natchitoches joint private reception at the Prudhomme-Roquier House from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

“The Raffle ticket information is posted on our website and people can purchase tickets there as well as in person,” said Haley Blount, associate director of Alumni Affairs.  “When someone purchases a ticket online, I will fill out a printed ticket just like anyone purchasing in person.  We’ll be selling these tickets at all of our alumni events in various cities throughout the spring.”

Tickets are . All proceeds will benefit the NSU Alumni Association.

“This I a great way for us to raise money, as well as give our alumni the opportunity to make a trip back to Natchitoches during one of the most special times of year,” Blount said.  “It’s also an opportunity for us to partner with the City of Natchitoches to help promote Natchitoches’ 300th birthday.”

For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, contact Blount at (418) 357-4414 or e-mail The direct link to purchase tickets via the Alumni Association website, visit

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