Community Calendar for April 14, 2021

Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Student art is museum exhibit
In the month of April, the Varnado Store Museum is featuring student art from all over the parish. This year, art was received from 10 different schools, for a total of 333 pieces. The art has been judged by an artist from St. Tammany Parish, and he stated his amazement with the art talent in Washington Parish. The art is judged by grade categories from K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, with first, second and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions being awarded. All visitors are asked to vote for a favorite piece as a People’s Choice award that will also be given at the end of the show. The museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.


Vaccination events
There will be several COVID-19 vaccination events in Washington Parish during the week. On Thursday, April 15, there will be one at Cassidy Park (625 Willis Ave., Bogalusa), from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Saturday, April 17, there will be an event at Greater Hays Creek Baptist Church (31499 Hays Creek Road, Franklinton), from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Mt. Hermon farmers’ market
Plan a visit to Mt. Hermon on Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. until noon for the town’s “first ever” Mt. Hermon Farmers’ Market. There will be BBQ and lots of local crafts, animals and products for sale. Plus, it is rumored that Mr. Owen Tufts has agreed to play his guitar to “jazz it up” a bit. The market will be in the Rawls Pharmacy parking lot, located at the intersection of Louisiana highways 38 and 438.


Adams Cemetery meeting
The annual meeting of the Reuben Adams Cemetery will be held Sunday, April 25, at the cemetery. Due to COVID-19, no meeting was conducted last year; therefore, funds are needed for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a Reuben Adams Cemetery account is available at any Citizens Savings Bank location. For additional information, call 985-732-7401.


Parish Republican Women
The Washington Parish Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Austin Street. The business meeting will begin at noon. District Attorney Warren Montgomery will be the guest speaker.


Clear warrants in Washington Parish
Got traffic or misdemeanor warrants? Missed a court date? Work with community organizations and District Attorney Warren Montgomery to clear your warrants in Washington Parish. This event will be Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton. Pre-registration is required. You can apply online at or by calling one of these numbers: 318-269-8403 (Anza), 985-241-0037 (Dana), or 985-809-8394 (leave a message for call back). Participants in the warrant clinic will not be arrested.


“Believe” performing arts camp
The “Believe” five-day performing arts camp will be returning to Bogalusa this summer. The camp includes singing, dancing and acting, taught by internationally experienced professionals from Los Angeles and New York City. The cost is $120 per student, and limited spaces are available. Register online at This camp is open to third-grade through 12th-grade students. It will be held at Bogalusa High School on Monday, July 5, through Friday, July 9, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


COVID-19 vaccines available
Rural Behavioral Health Services, located at 59448 Highway 10 W. in Bogalusa, has COVID-19 vaccines. Call 985-732-0253 for appointments. Walk-ins welcome. To receive your vaccine, bring a photo ID, proof of insurance (if applicable) and know your date of birth. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.


Public wi-fi locations
The Washington Parish Library System recently acquired state funding to boost their existing public wi-fi in order to further assist the students of Washington Parish who must do class work virtually. The signal at each branch has been strengthened considerably and usage is unlimited by any number of people. Each branch also has Hot Spots to check out to patrons who have limited access to internet at home or live in rural areas with little internet access. For more information, contact any branch: Bogalusa at 985-735-1961, Franklinton at 985-839-7805, Enon at 985-839-9385 or Thomas at 985-848-7061.