‘Bogalusa Charm’ to be shown Sun.

Published 8:16 am Friday, December 9, 2016

Sunday afternoon, the Museums of Cassidy Park are inviting everyone out for a film screening fundraiser.

The museum has organized a screening of “Bogalusa Charm,” a documentary about the city and Dixie Gallaspy’s charm school. The screening will be at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Garden Inn.

“Part of our mission is to try to share things that help people interpret history, whether that is our recent history or our older history, and this is something that many people in the community can relate to and find meaning in,” said museum volunteer Judy Bloom. “Its also a fundraiser for the museum. We’re very grateful to the producer for allowing us to use it as a fundraiser.”

The film made its Bogalusa debut during the weekend of the Blues and Heritage Festival. Bloom said she enjoyed the film.

“Well, there are a lot of things I liked about it,” Bloom said. “I liked that it showed so many different views of Bogalusa. It wasn’t just about the charm school … It was about a whole bunch of people’s views on Bogalusa. It made you laugh at times and brought a tear to your eye at other times. It’s a fun retrospective of what Bogalusa has been through and what makes Bogalusa what it is.”

The film was directed by Steve Richardson, who died shortly before the movie came out. Gallaspy, too, died earlier this year.

However, Bloom said Gallaspy’s husband, John Gallaspy, will be on hand to answer questions.

Bloom said there are a limited number of tickets and they’re $10 each and the event will include light snacks. Tickets are on sale at McMillan’s and people can also purchase tickets by calling Bloom. Her number is 985-516-3408.

“We hope we have a great turnout on Sunday,” she said.

The film is 83 minutes long.