Community Calendar for Nov. 3, 2021

Published 1:41 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Washington Parish Republican Women
The Washington Parish Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Austin Street. The business meeting will begin at noon with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as the guest speaker. Members will continue to social distance.

Run for Veterans
There will be a run/walk for veterans to benefit Our Veterans Memorial Park. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the park site in LSU Lee Forest, located at 54042 Dollar Road. There will be events for the whole family, including live music and food. The run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the other events will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Register online by visiting “Our Veterans Memorial Park” on Facebook and checking under “Events.” Please bring a chair.

American Legion bingo temporarily suspended
There will not be bingo at the American Legion until further notice. FEMA will be using the facility to assist the community with any damages sustained during the hurricane.

Washington Parish alert system
Stay alert by enrolling in the Washington Parish Emergency Notification System. This alert system provides rapid notification of emergencies, critical events and urgent situations. The alert system can send notifications through the following methods: phone call, text, email or TTY/TTD service for the hearing impaired. Landline phones are automatically entered for the alert system. To receive alerts through a mobile phone or email, a citizen must register through one of the following options: call 985-282-2620, text “Alert” to 985-282-2620, or sign up online at Citizens can also download the Hyper Reach Anywhere app to any smartphone. This alert system is completely free.

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. Since partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank/USDA, and along with generous donations from our community, BHC now distributes 35-40 pounds of food each month to over 400 families. These distributions include canned goods, meat, dry beans, peanut butter, fresh fruit and vegetables, etc. New clients can apply each week. They must provide: Name of head of the household; driver’s license or ID; address; number of persons in the household and ages; and SNAP or SSI printout, or proof of income of all in the household. Donations are always very much needed and appreciated. For more information, BHC may be reached at 985-735-6404 every Wednesday.