Community Calendar for Aug. 21-22, 2021

Published 10:36 am Friday, August 20, 2021

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Substitute in-service
There will be a substitute in-service for Franklinton Primary Elementary, Franklinton Jr. High and Franklinton High School at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the FPES SPED auditorium. If you are interested in being a substitute teacher at any of these schools, please come to the meeting.

Chicken dinner fundraiser
A chicken dinner fundraiser sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church in Franklinton to benefit Vidalia United Methodist Church (whose building burned) and the Kenya Uniform Drive will be held Sunday, Aug. 29. Dinner can be picked up at Centenary from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office or at Leader Printing (985-839-2261).

Parish Fair Queen meeting
Washington Parish Fair Queen Abby Stogner and the Fair Queen Committee cordially invite young ladies between the ages of 17 and 22 interested in becoming Washington Parish Fair Queen to attend an official informational meeting on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at the annex of the Varnado Store Museum in Franklinton, located at 936 Pearl St.

Cupcakes and Canines
The Washington Parish Animal Shelter and Tractor Supply Company are hosting “Cupcakes and Canines,” an event that includes free pupcakes (cupcakes for your pets), low cost vaccinations, microchipping, paw print painting, and local vendors. Most of all, dogs and cats will be available for adoption. The event will be on Friday, Sept. 3, at the animal shelter, located at 23046 YACC Road, from noon until 6 p.m.

Bogalusa Open Market
The Bogalusa Parks Recreation and Culture Commission will be holding the Bogalusa Open Market on Saturday, Oct. 2. This event will be similar to the city-wide garage sale in Abita Springs. The market will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bogalusa Sports Complex on Avenue B. Opportunities include garage sale booths, vendor booths, food booths and interactive map advertising. For more information or an application, visit “Bogalusa Open Market” on Facebook or email The deadline to sign up to participate is Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Fair poster contest
The Washington Parish Fair Association invites Washington Parish artists to participate in the 2021 Fair Poster Contest. The entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 6. Rules for poster entry are as follows: Entrants must be Washington Parish residents (or native college students) and at least 18 years old. The design should be 16 by 20 inches and not exceed 18 by 24 inches (portrait/vertical) on mat board, illustration board, canvas or heavy paper. Format is up to the artist. The poster design may contain “Washington Parish Fair 2021,” or the printer can add appropriate lettering digitally. Include a small sketch to indicate letter design and placement. The design may pertain to the fair in general or to a specific part of the fair. It must be non-commercial. If an identifiable person is used, a letter of release to all publication rights and royalties must accompany the design. The theme for this year’s fair is “Country Nights Carnival Lights”. The poster can follow the theme and include the theme name but is not required. Individuals may enter more than one design. Previous entries may be considered. Each entrant must sign a release of rights and royalties of publication. Entries will be released back to the artist after the 2021 Fair concludes. The poster will not be included in the 2021 fair catalog. Poster designs can be entered from now until Monday, Sept. 6, at Hancock Whitney in Franklinton or Bogalusa during regular business hours. Contact Poster Chairman Jaimee Jenkins or Amber Cooper at 985-839-9821 for more information.

Bogalusa Help Center
It’s easy to smile when someone cares, and Bogalusa Help Center, our local food bank, cares. It is now a drive-through operation, located at 350 Martin Luther King Drive in Bogalusa. It is open from 8 a.m. until noon every Wednesday (except the fifth Wednesday of the month) providing food to those in need in our community. For more information, BHC may be reached at 985-735-6404 every Wednesday.