21st Annual Creole Heritage Center Celebration

The 21st annual celebration of the Northwestern State University/Creole Heritage Center (CHC) will be held Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019 in the NSU Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom and on the Rue Beauport Riverfront in downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. The theme for this year’s event is: 

“Let Your Legacy Live On”

Faith, Family, Fitness, Food and Fun

 Webster’s Dictionary defines “Legacy” as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.”   It is evident that most of our forefathers never gave any thought to what they were contributing or what they were leaving behind for their families or communities.  A legacy is something we create every day of our life.  Today, the “senior generation” seldom realize that their legacy will also be passed on to their next generation pioneers.  In reference to the above definition, we have identified five characteristics of Legacy:  Faith, Family, Fitness, Food and Fun.  These are the focal points that we hope to address during this conference.  Have you given any thought to the legacy you are leaving behind for your family?  

We are in the process of confirming commitments from different organizations, groups, musicians and fitness experts etc. to be a part of the panel discussions.  In addition, there will be a “Legacy Fun Run & Walk” on Saturday which will be led by Dr. Chris Maggio, President/Northwestern State Universityalong with our special guest, Emmy award winner Actor Robert Ri’chard who has been named the Ambassador for The National African American Male Wellness Initiative Foundation.  

A planned event of this magnitude cannot become a successful reality without support from the community at large.  To accomplish this goal, CHC is actively seeking sponsors for this occasion.  Please refer to the enclosed flyer for sponsorship opportunities and the perks associated with each level.    

On behalf of the Creole Heritage Center, we would appreciate your assistance in making this event a great success.  If you should have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at 318 357-6685 or by email:  wynderl@nsula.edu             


Friday: NSU Student Union Ballroom

8am -4pm   Welcome; Registration; Continental Breakfast

                     Faith & Healing: Old Remedies & Modern Medicine                

                     Family: Genealogy Challenges

                     Fitness: Wellness & Health

                    Food: Traditional Foods & Healthy Eating 

                    Fun: Entertainment & Recreation

6:30-10pm    Zydeco Dance & Reception (Band TBA)                                                                                                                                                                                  

Saturday, Rue Beauport Riverfront, Natchitoches 

6:30– 9am    Registration for Legacy Fun Run & Walk

            Highway Fit Warmup; Robert Richard & Chris Maggio

            Legacy Fun Run & Walk; Awards Ceremony

                   

9am – 4pm   Exhibits; Vendors; Food Trucks; Entertainment; Social Media; 

                     Meet & Greet Robert Richard; Health & Fitness; & more

                     Tribute to:  Dr. Clementine Hunter by Family & Friends

                     Music:  Get Up & Move; Films, Television, Social Media

                     Tours (Information TBA)

6-9:30pm Zydeco Dance (Band TBA)

 

Registration: Friday (Best Value)  

All activities including Zydeco Dance and Reception   $25.00 per person

                            Until September 16, 2019

                            On-site Registration available        $30.00 per person 

Zydeco Dance ONLY— On-site Ticket Purchase ONLY for the Dance

                                         $20.00 per person; $30.00 Couple

       On-site Registration will be available

Sponsorship Opportunity

Platinum Level:  $1000

4 – all-inclusive 21stAnniversary Program Passes

VIP Seating with Perks for 4

4 – all-inclusive Registrations for the Legacy Fun Run & Walk

         1-year CHC Business Membership

         Radio, social media and website promotion

         Listing in Program Book and signage

Gold Level:  $500

2 – all-inclusive 21stAnniversary Program Passes

VIP Seating with Perks for 2

2 – all-inclusive Registrations for the Legacy Fun Run & Walk

         1-year CHC Business Membership

         Radio, social media and website promotion

         Listing in Program Book and signage

Silver Level:  $250

2 – all-inclusive 21stAnniversary Program Passes

VIP Seating with Perks for 2

Listing in Program Book