Community Calendar for May 25, 2022

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Poster contest

The Washington Parish Fair Association invites Washington Parish artists to participate in the 2022 Fair Poster Contest. The entry deadline is Friday, July 29. Rules for poster entry are as follows: Entrants must be Washington Parish residents (or native college students) and at least 18 years old. The design should be 16 by 20 inches and not exceed 18 by 24 inches (portrait/vertical) on mat board, illustration board, canvas or heavy paper. Format is up to the artist. The poster design may contain “Washington Parish Fair 2022,” or the printer can add appropriate lettering digitally. Include a small sketch to indicate letter design and placement. The design may pertain to the Fair in general or to a specific part of the Fair. It must be non-commercial (not used for any other purposes such as T-shirts, cups, etc.). If an identifiable person is used, a letter of release to all publication rights and royalties must accompany the design. The theme for this year’s fair is “All Roads Lead to the Fair.” The poster can follow the theme and include the theme name but is not required. Individuals may enter more than one design. Previous entries may be considered. Each entrant must sign a release of rights and royalties of publication. Entries will be released back to the artist after the 2022 Fair concludes. The poster will not be included in the 2022 fair catalog. Poster designs can be entered from now until Friday, July 29, at Hancock Whitney in Franklinton or Bogalusa during regular business hours. Email for more information.

Crime Prevention Commission chair needed

According to Bogalusa City Code section 2-132, the chairman of the Crime Prevention Commission shall be appointed by the Bogalusa City Council. If interested in this voluntary position to decrease crime in the city, submit your resume or bio indicating your interest and experience to your City Councilwoman/City Councilman or via email to the Bogalusa City Council office attention: The deadline is by noon Tuesday, May 31.

Memorial Day observance

A Memorial Day observance will be on the street beside the Varnado Store Museum on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. The program will be presented by the American Legion Post 24.

Memorial Day ceremony

“A Tribute to Our Veterans,” a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the RPEC, will be held Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at the Our Veterans Memorial Park site located at 54042 Dollar Road. The speaker will be State Sen. Beth Mizell, and the American Legion will perform the Rifle Salute.

Parent and Family Survey

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the Parent and Family Engagement Survey. Washington Parish Schools values the input of its families. Complete the survey to help the district better serve its families and students. Each parent or guardian is encouraged to complete the survey before it closes on Tuesday, May 31. To complete the survey, visit the district website at

Gerald family reunion

The 2022 Gerald Family Reunion has been set for Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be held at the Pine Masonic Lodge. Please bring a covered dish and old family photos to share.

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.