Community Calendar for May 11, 2022

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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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.

Vaccination and microchip drive for dogs

Bogalusa Animal Control is offering a low cost five-in-one annual vaccination and microchip drive-thru clinic for dogs (all dogs must be on a leash). The clinic will be Saturday, May 14, in Cassidy Park from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for vaccination and $10 for microchips, while supplies last.

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 www.thebloodcenter.org or call 1-800-86-BLOOD.

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

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.

American 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.

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.