Community Calendar for Dec. 25-26, 2021
Published 10:08 am Thursday, December 23, 2021
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The Washington Parish government offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 27, and also closed on Friday, Dec. 31, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Choctaw Road Landfill will be closed only Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Bogalusa Showcase 2022
The Bogalusa Showcase 2022 will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, starting at noon at Cassidy Park and Pocahontas Street in Bogalusa. It is free admission, and free to perform for musical artists. All genres and ages are welcome, and audience members can donate to their favorite artists while they perform. To book a performance slot, call 985-402-9449.
American Legion bingo returns
Bingo is back at the American Legion building on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m. and outstanding food will be served also. Bingo returns starting Thursday, Dec. 9.
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 www.hyper-reach.com/lawashingtonsignup.html. 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.
Ongoing services at the Bogalusa library
• The Bogalusa branch of the Washington Parish Library offers a variety of services throughout the year. Faxing is available for $1 per 20 pages, and copies can be made for 20 cents each (black and white) or 50 cents each for color. There is also free computers for use — the first five copies are free, and it is 10 cents a copy after the first five.
• If you are an E-book reader, check out the selections offered by the libraries.