Community Calendar for Sept. 18-19, 2021

Published 1:11 pm Friday, September 17, 2021

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4-H enrollment now open
Washington Parish 4-H enrollment is now open online. Use the link, Each family will only need one account to register all youth and adults who want to volunteer. Washington has been chosen as 1 of 17 parishes in the state to pilot this new registration system. So, while things make look a little different, we no longer have to worry about those paper copies being lost between school and home. All fees will be paid at school, as in the past. 4-H is offered in every public and private school in our parish, along with the Clover Explorers Homeschool Club. For questions, call the LSU AgCenter at 985-839-7855 and ask to speak with Beth Putnam.

Community-wide cemetery clean-up
The Bogalusa Cemetery Commission is looking for volunteers for a community-wide cemetery cleanup at Bogalusa Cemetery and Ponemah Cemetery. It will be Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. For any questions, call president Carolyn Peters at 985-516-2631 or vice president Elder Arthur Mixon at 985-516-9206.

Broadband meeting
State Rep. Malinda White will host a Broadband Information Meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Bogalusa City Hall courtroom. Attendees will hear from guest speaker Veneeth Iyengar, who is the executive director at the Louisiana Office of Broadband and Connectivity. He will discuss the GUMBO Grant Program and take questions from the audience concerning broadband.

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

Downtown Street Festival
The Downtown Street Festival presented by the Bogalusa Historic Cultural District will be Saturday, Oct. 16, from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, Louisiana cuisine, artisan vendors, an antique car show presented by Open Road Cruisers, a silent art auction at Riverstone Gallery, and art contests hosted by the YMCA. Mike Shepherd, president of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, will serve as emcee for the event. Bring a lawn chair to the grassy lawn in front of The Daily News to enjoy this benefit concert free to the public. Scheduled acts in the music line-up include Randy Jackson of Zebra, A Tribute to Led Zeppelin; The Chad Harry Experience; The Rezonators; Claire Kellar; and a street performance by saxophonist Steve Burke. If you are interested in volunteering, there will be a planning meeting at Bogalusa Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. There are limited VIP sponsorships available. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Wendy Dupont Williams at or call 985-516-2005. Donations are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to the 501(c)(3) fiscal conduit, “Bogalusa Rebirth, 305 Ave. B, Ste. 111, Bogalusa, LA 70427.”

Ask a Lawyer
Discuss your legal concerns with a lawyer for free on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Franklinton Branch Library. Get answers to your questions about bankruptcy, civil lawsuits, collection matters, custody, divorce, evictions, FEMA/disaster benefits, food stamps, foreclosures, housing, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI/SSDI, successions, taxes and wills. For more information, visit online at This clinic will not handle criminal matters. This event is being sponsored by Louisiana State Bar Association LEAP (Legal Education and Assistance Program).