Community Calendar for May 4, 2022

Published 9:04 am Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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National Day of Prayer

The “National Day of Prayer” will be observed in Franklinton at the big flag pole on Thursday, May 5, at noon. Mayor Greg Route is asking all local ministers and the general public to attend, as we pray for our town and nation. Please bring your own lawn chair. For further questions, call program chairmen, Minister J. Felder at 985-966-0858 or Minister F. Crosby at 986-377-5133.

Collectors show

The International Harvester Collectors Louisiana Chapter 31 will have its antique tractor, engine and truck state show on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. each day at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton. The featured equipment will be IH, but all makes are welcome. This is a tractor and engine swap meet — bring your parts for sale. Don’t miss the live corn shucking and grinding demonstrations, tractor games, kiddie tractor pull and other activities including skillet throw (ladies only), Blindman’s Bluff, barrel roll and slow race. Concessions will be available. There will be lots of arts and crafts booths available, and a Chapter 31 membership drive will be held both show dates. For more information, visit online at, or call 225-892-5541 or 985-516-0175.

Garage sale

A garage sale will be held Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sun United Methodist Church. This event will be canceled if it is raining. For more information, call Joyce Corse at 985-516-9045 or Paul Corse at 985-516-9923.

Washington Parish Republican Women

The Washington Parish Republican Women’s monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, May 11, at Maria’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. The business meeting will begin at noon with guest speaker Daniel Erspamer from the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. With limited seating, reservations must be made prior to Wednesday, May 11. Call any member of the club to reserve your seat. Social distancing will continue to be observed.

Blood drive for Sydney Schuler

A Southeast Louisiana Home Health Replacement Blood Drive for Sydney Schuler will be held Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bloodmobile, which will be parked at 433 Plaza St. in Bogalusa. A monetary donation will be made by The Blood Center for each person who donates. Masks are now optional. Eat a good meal before donating, and bring your idea. For more information including how to schedule an appointment, visit online at or call 1-800-86-BLOOD.

Balloon festival

The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will be presenting the “Bogalusa Balloon Festival” from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at George R. Carr Memorial Airfield, located at 401 Walker St.