Community Calendar for June 18-19, 2022
Published 11:26 am Friday, June 17, 2022
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Civil War re-enactors at museum
The Tiger Rifles Unit of the Washington Rifles Camp 2211 will be setting up an encampment on the grounds of the Varnado Store Museum on Saturday, June 25. The re-enactors will spend the day in and around the museum to talk with visitors about what they do. Billy Watts Jr., camp adjutant, invites everyone to come by anytime that day to share in this event.
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.
Housing resource fair
The sixth annual Housing Resource Fair will be held Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the ESM United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, located at 510 Ave. B in Bogalusa. This is a free event. Some of the information that will be released includes: Learning how to become a first-time homeowner. Determining eligibility and applying for the homes that are being built for low-to-moderate income families. Learning how to obtain a clear title on heir property. Meeting with lenders and real estate agents. Learning about “4 to 1” match savings accounts.
Redmond Heights/Oakhill reunion
It’s time for a Redmond Heights Housing Projects and Oakhill Housing Projects Reunion. (Canceled in 2016 due to Mrs. Sampson’s medical condition) A time to gather nieces, nephews, grandparents and all members of a family. A time where everyone sees each other to catch up on what’s happened since you’ve visited last. Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 10, for the next meeting, at 4:30 p.m. at Poplas Quarters Recreational Center, located at 1-JJ Piper Drive in Bogalusa (Next to the Coach Mike Harrington Baseball Field) For former residents of Redmond Heights Projects during the 50s, 60s and 70s, contact Glady “Cookie” Robinson Lampton at 985-732-5745 and for former residents of Oak Hill Projects during the 50s, 60s and 70s, contact Ann Washington Sampson at 985-516-5817.
Fair 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.