Community Calendar for Aug. 13-14, 2022

Published 11:43 am Friday, August 12, 2022

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Free meals at Bogalusa City Schools

The Bogalusa City Schools has announced that it continues to serve meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2022-23 school year at no charge. Students will be able to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites: Bogalusa High School, Central Elementary School and Byrd Avenue Primary School. For additional information, contact Lorene Randazzo with the Child Nutrition Program at 985-281-2124,, or visit her office at 1705 Sullivan Drive in Bogalusa.

Back to School give-away

The seventh annual District A Back-to-School supply give-away will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or while supplies last. The drive-thru venue to pick up the supplies is the Poplas Quarters Recreational Center, located at JJ-1 Piper and Dobbs Street in Bogalusa. Important notices: Drive-thru only. Participants cannot leave their cars and no walk-ups allowed. Parents, please accompany your children; therefore, the child must be in the car to receive the supplies. No exceptions. Masks are required. All are welcomed. The sponsor is Councilwoman Gloria Kates.

Varnado Store Museum event

In conjunction with the “Community Heroes” exhibit at the Varnado Store Museum, the museum will hold a special event outdoors beside the museum to introduce families and especially children to those in our community who provide security and protection to our parish. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a fire truck and meet a fireman, see a law-enforcement vehicle and meet an officer, and much more. Everyone is invited and the museum hopes that many children and young people will take advantage of this opportunity for an up-close-and-personal visit with some community heroes. This event will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The museum will also be open for the viewing of the exhibit inside. Admission is free.

Fair Queen information meeting

Washington Parish Fair Queen Lindsey McGehee and the Queen Committee cordially invites young ladies between the ages of 17-22 interested in becoming the next Washington Parish Fair Queen to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. at The Rock House in Franklinton (building located across the street from First Baptist Church).

Substitute in-service

Franklinton Primary School, Franklinton Elementary School, Franklinton Jr. High School and Franklinton High School will have their substitute in-service on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. in the FPS Special Education auditorium. Anybody interested in subbing at any Franklinton school will need to attend this meeting.

Mayoral candidates forum canceled

The Community Action Organization was scheduled to host a mayoral candidates’ forum and debate on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Love Outreach Family Worship Church, located at 437 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa, but that event has been canceled. It will be rescheduled and a future time and location will be announced.

Clean up day and movie night

The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce, along with the Town of Franklinton and Amwaste Management, is excited to present the first annual “Team Up to Clean Up Day and Movie Night,” which will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., ending with the movie night at 6:45 p.m. All adults, children of all ages, families, businesses, organizations and churches are invited to form teams of two or more in efforts to rid the town of litter. To sign up, contact Penny Jones, Community Pride committee chair, at 334-301-4969. Sign up and receive a “Team Up to Clean Up” T-shirt. The T-shirt and coloring sheet will grant you access to the movie (Monsters, Inc.). Bring your chair, blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy the movie, which will be shown behind the Washington Parish School Board, across the street from Franklinton Jr. High School (800 Main St.). For more information, visit the Facebook page of “Franklinton Chamber of Commerce/Events.”

Coffee with the Principal at Bogalusa High School

Join together at the Bogalusa High School library on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. for “Coffee with the Principal.” Come discuss issues, concerns and goals for the upcoming school year.

Columbia Food and Music Festival

The Columbia Food and Music Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown Columbia, Miss. Food trucks and musical acts from throughout the Southeast will be on hand from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and starting at 5 p.m., Main Street will be filled with cars and trucks from every generation until 8 p.m. Country, rock, gospel and more will be played throughout downtown.

Monthly prayer for Bogalusa

Join Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Bogalusa YMCA at 9 a.m. for a monthly prayer for the city. Pastors, ministerial staff and the public are invited to attend.

Red Hot Fire Trot

Franklinton’s Red Hot Fire Trot, a 5-K walk/run to remember, will be Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. There is a $25 pre-registration fee. You can register on Facebook at “Franklinton’s Red Hot Fire Trot” or at the Franklinton Fire Department, located at 415 11th Ave.


The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will be presenting “Boo-galusa” on Saturday, Oct. 29. More details will be released soon.

American Legion bingo

Bingo is every Thursday at the American Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m.