Community Calendar for Aug. 20-21, 2022

Published 9:46 am Friday, August 19, 2022

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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).

Public hearing on development

The Washington Parish Government will hold a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, in the parish council chambers to obtain views from the public on the community development needs of Washington Parish. All residents, particularly low- and moderate-income persons and residents of slum and blighted areas of Washington Parish, are encouraged to attend this meeting.

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 at Bogalusa High School

The Community Action Organization is holding a mayoral candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bogalusa High School auditorium, located at 100 M.J. Israel Drive in Bogalusa. The event is free and open to the public. The purpose of this forum is to give all Bogalusa voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues that are important to them in this election. All questions are asked to be submitted to CAO President Joel Miller Sr. at 532 Austin St. in Bogalusa, or by call or text to 985-518-8655, no later than Saturday, Aug. 20. If time permits, questions will be allowed from the audience.

Meet the Candidates forum

The Washington Parish Democratic Party Executive Committee will host a “Meets the Candidates Forum” on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at the B&C Hall, located at 139 Cumberland St. in Bogalusa. All candidates are invited to attend, regardless of party. This event will provide an opportunity for all citizens to hear from candidates in the upcoming state, parish and local elections. It will also serve as an opportunity for candidates to meet with community groups and individual citizens. Individual tickets are $30; a table of five is $125; a table of eight is $215; and a table of 10 is $275. A light meal will be served.

Coffee with the Principal

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.

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.”


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