Community Calendar for Dec. 1, 2021

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Teddy Bear Tea
The Varnado Store Museum’s annual Teddy Bear Tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Annex Building at the museum at 2 p.m. Youngsters will be treated to crafts, games, stories, gifts for Mom and Dad, and tea party refreshments. The price is $10 for foundation members and $12 for non-members. So put on your Christmas finery and join in the fun. Ages 5 to 10 years are welcome. Each child will choose a teddy bear to take home and might be surprised by a visit from a queen and Jolly Ole St. Nick. They will also tour the Museum’s “Holiday Time” exhibit, now on display. As seating is limited, reservations should be made in advance by calling Mary Jo Poole at 985-839-2261.

Heart of Pine Christmas Festival
Come join for a day of family fun at the Heart of Pine Christmas Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Pine. There will be food, friends, games and fun. Vendor openings are available. Contact Brittney at 985-516-8202 or Chrissy at 985-335-0450.
For parade information, contact Amy at 985-205-7094 or Danny at 985-750-3636. There will also be a visit from Santa and his elves, hot cocoa, tree lighting, a bake sale and cookie decorating.

Calvin’s Drive-thru Christmas Carnival
Calvin’s Drive-thru Christmas Carnival — bringing the community together in love, peace and unity — will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Just Us Family Group Home, located at 824 E. Seventh St. in Bogalusa. Please wear a mask and remain in your car, as this is a contact-free event. There will be family, faith, fun and a free gift give-a-way. For more information, call Rhonda Arinde at 985-570-4198.

Franklinton city decorations
The Franklinton Social Committee, Mayor Greg Route and staff invite everyone to pass by and view the Christmas decorations at Franklinton Town Hall. They encourage every business and resident to follow suit in making the town the prettiest ever. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. David Anthony and the Maintenance Department for their services.

Washington Parish drug take back
The “Washington Parish Drug Take Back” will be Thursday, Dec. 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Northshore Technical Community College, located at 1710 Sullivan Drive in Bogalusa. This will be another great opportunity to assist Washington Parish residents with safely discarding their unused medications. There will also be helpful educational prevention resources and pamphlets regarding ways to avoid medication misuse, along with other helpful information. This event is being sponsored by Access Health Louisiana and Your Community Healthcare Network.

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.