Guest speaker for Thursday’s meeting of the Minden Lions Club will be entrepreneur Sara McDaniel. Sara, age 44, is probably best known for her restoration of the dilapidated McDonald Street home now known as Simply Southern Cottage.
She is a real estate investor and has become a social media influencer across multiple platforms – her Instagram account alone currently has 154,000 followers. Sara and her cottage have been featured in multiple print and online magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Cottages and Bungalows, Southern Lady, Southern Living and HGTV Magazine. A native of Springhill, Sara is a strong ambassador for all things Webster Parish and serves as a commissioner for Webster Parish Tourism.
Sara will be speaking on the topic, “Dreaming of a Revitalized Minden.” She will talk about how she and her friend, Rachel Miller, connected over their old homes and how their visions of making Minden even better has come to pass through downtown murals and an upcoming HGTV renovation series, “Hometown Kickstart,” which will showcase three Minden revitalization projects. Sara will also tease some upcoming projects for 2022 and beyond. You don’t want to miss this!
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in Minden.