Monday, November 3, 2008

The Farm Enjoyed Monstrous Success!

Over 500 costumed characters made their way to the Farm Friday and Saturday nights for the final weekend of "Moon Over Minden." Sponsored by Cultural Crossroads, this Halloween celebration included one of the largest outdoor fright light displays in the parish. The four acre farm was transformed to include a haunted hayride, a haunted garden tour and a Monster Ball on Saturday night. Nearly a hundred volunteers from across the parish donated their time and talent to make this month long celebration a huge success. "We were very pleased with the turn out. I think this little spot on the corner of Talton Street and East Union not only lit up the night sky but little faces as well," stated Chris Broussard, chairperson. "It's all about the kids and I think we were successful once again in bringing something to this community that we could all come together to enjoy. We're growing culture here while cultivating the arts and our "Moon Over Minden" Halloween celebration included all those elements."

The more than $15,000 spent on the event was made possible by a state grant from Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the Shreveport Arts Council. A capital grant and marketing grant were funded by the Webster Parish Tourism Commission. Construction and ground preparations were made possible by assistance from the Webster Parish Police Jury. Cultural Crossroads is the official arts agency of Webster Parish and supported by the police jury. "The police jury has provided us with much needed man power. We could not have done this without their help and assistance," said Mrs. Broussard. "Our next big event for the Farm will come in the Spring when we get ready for our 15th annual Spring Arts Festival set for April 23-25, 2009."

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