Parades, fireworks on tap for Fourth of July weekend

Published 11:46 am Friday, July 1, 2022

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Patriotic Americans in Washington Parish have a large variety of activities to choose from this Fourth of July weekend, ranging from fireworks to parades to voter registration drives.

Bogue Chitto State Park will have an “Independence Day celebration” on Saturday, July 2. There will be lots of music, fun and food. The park is located at 17049 State Park Blvd. in Franklinton.

There will also be a voter registration drive this Saturday, allowing citizens to achieve the patriotic duty of the right to vote. It will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. John Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 1104 N. Roosevelt St. in Bogalusa.

This drive is sponsored by the Community Action Organization. There will be hot dogs served, for those who register. For further information, call Joel Miller at 985-516-8655.

Finally, on Saturday night at 7 p.m., the 82nd Paper Queen Ball will be held at the American Legion building.

Monday, July 4, includes Bogalusa’s annual patriotic parade and fireworks show.

The Bogalusa Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post 24, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. The theme is “Honoring Our Vietnam Veteran.” There is no cost for participation in the parade.

Parade participants and immediate family are invited to lunch at the American Legion hall after the parade. For more information, call Donnie Kuhn at 985-516-9927, Bobby Latino at 985-516-0055 or Billy Norman at 985-750-4801.

The city of Bogalusa will hold its fireworks show at dusk/nightfall on Monday. The fireworks will be released over the International Paper mill.

A fireworks show was also planned for Franklinton, but it has been postponed until a later date.