Community Calendar for March 19-20, 2022

Published 9:51 am Friday, March 18, 2022

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Walk with the Mayor

“Walk with the Mayor,” sponsored by the Franklinton Social Planning Committee, will be held Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton.

Washington Parish Watermelon, Fruit and Vegetable Association

The association will have a critically important meeting on Monday, March 21, at 6 p.m. They will be discussing any and all plans for having a watermelon festival this year. The public and interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. Committee report updates are needed and committees are encouraged to meet 15 minutes prior to the meeting. The meeting will be held at Franklinton Town Hall, located at 301 11th Ave. in Franklinton.

Career fair

Procuring a job during or after school will be a little easier for some community members and students at Pearl River Community College this spring. Career Technical Education will be hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, March 23. The fair will be in the Marvin R. White Coliseum in Poplarville, Miss., from 9 a.m. until noon and is open to the public. Confirmed vendors represent a wide variety of industries including automotive, business, banking, marketing, childcare, drafting, electrical, instrumentation, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume with them. Space is still available for companies seeking to find future employees. Registration can be done by emailing Dean of Career and Technical Education for Poplarville and Hancock Campuses Dr. Amy Townsend at

Paper Queen info meeting

If any local student is interested in participating in this year’s Paper Queen Pageant, she must be a junior with a 2.0 grade-point average residing in Washington Parish. If any student meets those requirements, they should attend the first meeting at the American Legion Post 24, located at 63349 Louisiana Highway 10 in Bogalusa, on Tuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. This meeting will be to pass out tickets and explain the rules. Contact the Paper Queen Committee for more information at 985-516-2084 or 985-516-2668.

K of C Lenten dinners

The Knights of Columbus at Annunciation Catholic Church will be serving Lenten dinners on Friday, April 8, at the pavilion behind the church. The dinners will be sold from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Easter egg contest

The Museum, located at 408 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa, will have an Easter Egg Contest for youngsters. The only rules are to decorate a drawing or picture of an egg no larger than 8.5-by-11 inches. The egg can be drawn on paper or posterboard and decorated with any materials. The contest is open for kindergarten through sixth grade. The egg art is due by Saturday, April 9. Hours at The Museum are Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Easter egg hunt

The Franklinton Social Planning Committee will be hosting an Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 15, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton. The event will also include face painting, a petting zoo and prizes for the egg hunters.

Recipes needed

The Mile Branch Settlement Cookbook Committee has begun collecting recipes for its newest fund-raiser project. You are invited to submit your favorite recipes, including those related to canning, freezing, and freeze-drying to preserve foods. Forms necessary for submitting recipes are available on the Mile Branch and Washington Parish Free Fair Facebook pages. You may also obtain email or hard copy forms by emailing Printed forms will be available through local civic organizations, businesses and churches. Printed forms should be mailed to: “Mile Branch Cookbook c/o Washington Parish Free Fair, P. O. Box 574, Franklinton, LA 70438.” Deadline is Saturday, April 30.