Community Calendar for April 6, 2022
Published 10:15 am Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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There will be a free clothing giveaway to the community (new Target clothing for men, women, children, babies and other miscellaneous items) on Wednesday, April 6, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Family Life Center gymnasium, located at 837 E. Seventh St. in Bogalusa.
Fish fry fundraiser
The American Legion Post 24 and 40&8 will have a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, April 8, across from Brown-McGehee Funeral Home (610 Ave. F in Bogalusa), from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Plates are $11 each. The American Legion and the 40&8 sponsors the following: nursing scholarships, flags for first grader, Ponemah Wreath Society, helping needy veterans and more.
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 and there will be prizes in the categories of kindergarten through second grade, third through fourth grade, and fifth 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.
Parish Republican Women
The Washington Parish Republican Women’s monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13, at Maria’s Restaurant on Austin Street in Bogalusa, at 11:30 a.m. The business meeting will begin at noon with guest speaker, U.S. Rep. Julia Letlow. With limited seating, reservations must be made prior to Tuesday, April 12. Call any member of the club to reserve your seat. Social distancing will continue to be observed.
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.
Bogalusa Easter egg hunt
The Bogalusa Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cassidy Park main pavilion and stage.
Senior citizen picnic
The Washington Parish Council on Aging is having its annual senior citizen picnic on Friday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Cassidy Park in Bogalusa. This event provides parish citizens with an opportunity to enjoy a day of food, fun and fellowship.
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 MBSCookbook@gmail.com. Printed forms will be available through local civic organizations, businesses and churches in your area. Printed forms should be mailed to: “Mile Branch Cookbook c/o Washington Parish Free Fair, P. O. Box 574, Franklinton, LA 70438.” Deadline for submission of recipes is Saturday, April 30.
Bogalusa Balloon Festival
The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will be presenting the “Bogalusa Balloon Festival” from May 20-22 at George R. Carr Memorial Airfield, located at 401 Walker St. in Bogalusa. More information will be released in the future.
Open Road Cruisers
The Open Road Cruisers monthly “Cruise-In” will be held the second Thursday night of each month, from March through August, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Zesto’s Drive-In, located at 100 Richmond St. in Bogalusa. There is a $1,000 cash giveaway each month. For more information, call Jeff at 985-516-0643 or Robert at 985-750-2112.
YouthBuild Bogalusa (YBB) is enrolling students for its program. To gain entry in the program, a student will need to be between the ages of 16-24, and have not graduated from high school or earned his or her HISET. The new applicant will take the TABE placement test, in order to gain entry in the program. There will be testing for placement, Monday through Thursday every week from 9 a.m. until noon. YBB offers opportunities in educational aid in passing the HISET, Carpentry Skills (NCCER Certification/OSHA 30), mentoring, AmeriCorps (educational stipend/award), CNA, and welding, along with life skills (community involvement/leadership skills). YBB provides monetary incentives to learn — up to $500 every two weeks. YBB also has a full-time Case Manager and Counselor on staff. If you have any interest in the program or know of any one that will benefit from the program, visit YBB at 1242 Austin St. in Bogalusa, or call 985-545-1622.
Legion bingo returns
Bingo is back at the American Legion building every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and outstanding food will be served also. There is an ATM for your convenience.
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.