Transition for Walker
POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:21pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:15am
WALKER, La (NBC33) - The 2010 Census brought a new city to Louisiana.
Walker's population spiked from just under 5000 to 6200. The move qualifies Walker to become a city.
Mayor Bobby Font says the upgrade - but it's still bittersweet. He says he's glad Walker is growing - but sad some of the "quiet contry living" that Walker once was is going away.
Livingston Parish saw one of the biggest growths in the state according to the census.
Font says the new city's first official gathering will be at their Independence Day celebration. That is set for July 2nd.