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Proceeds from Bogalusa cookbook donated back to the city this week

As Bogalusa’s Centennial year comes to a close, Mayor Charles Mizell received a visit from Lydia Fendlason with a report and a check from the sales of the popular cookbook, “One Hundred Years of Magic City Cooking 1914-2014.”

Fendlason was chairperson for that part of the Centennial celebration. She was assisted by committee members Ann Creel, Joan Hortman, Cidette Rayburn and Patricia Watson. Local merchants participated in book sales.

“We had no idea this item would be such a hit,” Fendlason said. “Books have been mailed all over the country to those who have Bogalusa roots. I am happy to present to the City of Bogalusa a check for $14,567.”

Over the past year, a total of 1,850 books were ordered, and less than 100 are still available. The books are available through Delta Printing, Green Goat, Gayle’s Jewelers, McMillan’s Gift Shop, Citizens Savings Bank, City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.

“I appreciated the support given by Mayor Mizell and all those who assisted with the production and promotion of the cookbook,” Fendlason said. “We are extremely happy with the result.”