Getting engaged: Consider the place

When it comes to the story of how someone got engaged, the same rules of journalism apply to the asking of the question: always include time, date, and place. And around Christmas time, the options for time and place are abundant.  

For example, what about popping the question in a downtown carriage ride? A romantic evening could turn into a decision for a lifetime under Ruston’s twinkling Christmas lights as the carriage takes a couple through the city streets. 

Or, for the more festive partygoers, another idea would be to ask for someone’s hand in marriage at Ruston’s Christmas parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Imagine friends and family – and a whole lot of new friends who would be excited as well – celebrating in the moment of engagement together at a traditional city event. 

Another idea is to start one’s life journey together at one of the many musical events this Christmas season, such as with Trinity United Methodist Church, which is hosting Carols and Cocoa at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.  

For those who never miss a game, Grambling State and Louisiana Tech have a plethora of home games this season. It’s never a loss to get engaged watching your favorite team play – and to watch your basketball team win is just that much better. 

Some, though, prefer privacy in this magical moment, and there are several places in the parish to make that memory extra special. Ruston’s lit-up Christmas tree in Railroad Park, Lincoln Parish Park during the Light up the Pines event this week, walking around one’s own neighborhood lit up with Christmas lights – the place chosen will always remain special. 

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