Community Calendar for Sept. 28, 2022

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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City invited to “Love on Bogalusa”

Organizers of the “Love on Bogalusa” campaign are asking business owners, managers, school administrators, church staff, etc., to make signs for their windows or outdoor decorations stating “We Love Bogalusa” and similar positive messages. This will lead up to the “Love on Bogalusa” event to be held from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. It is a project involving churches and individuals, in and around Bogalusa and other parts of the United States, to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in Bogalusa in a two-day period. There will be people openly witnessing and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ around our city on these three days. The public is invited to attend a celebration in Cassidy Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon until 5 p.m. There will be free food, face painting, air-up slides and bouncies for the kids, drive-thru prayer, open-air music, singing and preaching available to all in attendance that day. It is all free. For more information, call Dr. Bruce Morris Sr. at 901-834-3227.

Advance fair tickets

Advance tickets for the Mighty Thomas Carnival midway at the Washington Parish Fair went on sale beginning Monday, Sept. 26. A sheet of 40 tickets will be sold for $25. Once the fair starts, 30 tickets will cost $27 and single tickets will cost $1 each at the carnival ticket box. The advance tickets will be available at the following locations: Magee Financial Offices located at 1001 Washington St. in Franklinton, 414 Columbia St. in Bogalusa, U.S. Highway 190 in Covington, and 403 Ave. G in Kentwood; Hancock Whitney Bank located at 919 Washington St. in Franklinton and 300 Austin St. in Bogalusa; Parish Credit located at 951 Washington St. in Franklinton; and Nielsen City Drug Store located at 330 Austin St. in Bogalusa. Armband days are Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., for $20.

Bogalusa fair flag raising ceremony

The Washington Parish Fair flag will be raised at the Bogalusa City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at approximately 10 a.m. The Bogalusa High School band, Paper Dolls, majorettes, flag team and cheerleaders will start with a performance at 9:30 a.m.

Weather spotter information meeting

Did you know you can help the National Weather Service and become a trained SKYWARN weather spotter? A meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton, located at 908 Washington St. You’ll learn why there’s a need for storm spotters, how to put safety first in severe weather, severe storm structure and how to identify clues to intensity, how to accurately and safely observe and report severe storms, and how spotter reports are used.

Astronomy night

Join the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society at Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Observe the wonders of the sky. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the moon will be some of the focal points. Your ability to view the sun before nightfall will be possible using properly filtered telescopes. The normal park entrance fee will apply.

Museum yard sale

On Saturday, Oct. 1, there will be a yard sale featuring a variety of items at the Varnado Store Museum in the annex and on the patio. The fundraiser will allow the museum to make needed repairs to the 120-year-old building. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until early afternoon. The museum hopes everyone will come by to see what they have to offer and to support the museum.

Isabel Cemetery meeting

Isabel Cemetery, Inc., will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Oct. 2, at Isabel Baptist Church, located at 53674 Parker Road in Bogalusa, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Annual dues and donations may be paid at the meeting, or can be mailed to: “Isabel Cemetery, Inc., 53330 Parker Rd. N., Bogalusa, LA 70427, C/O Wayne Bush, Registered Agent.” Please help us maintain our cemetery — we’re counting on your contributions.

Events at Franklinton library

The Franklinton Branch Library has a variety of events it will be doing for the month of October for any one in the parish that would like to attend. There will be a “Talking Pumpkin Contest” for the young patrons Saturday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 15. Contest drop off is Monday, Oct. 3, through Tuesday, Oct. 11, and judging will be Wednesday, Oct. 12. Scrabble will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. The recipe swap will be Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. — recipes will be your favorite dip. “How to Talk to Your Doctor” will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Scrabble will again be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. “Lawyers in Libraries” will also be Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. Finally, “Teen Game Night” will be Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will also be “Book-A-Treat” for the younger kids.

National Night Out

The Bogalusa Police Department and Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering “National Night Out 2022” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa. There will be activities for kids, including an obstacle course and jumpers.

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. It is $10 to enter motorcycles, classic cars, golf carts, ATVs and trucks/trailers. This will be a lighted parade, either fall or Halloween themed.

Electrical box art contest

Design and paint an electrical box in the city of Bogalusa. There is a $100 cash prize once the painting is complete. Two winners are chosen, and the painters must be in grades seven through 12, and must have an address in the 70427 ZIP code. The theme is “Bogalusa: Past, Present and Future.” The design should include all four sides of the box. The boxes are located across from Butler Park on Eighth Street. Designs are due by Monday, Oct. 31.

Balloon Festival Queen pageant

The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission and the Bogalusa Balloon Festival Queen’s Committee will present the Bogalusa Balloon Festival Queen’s Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 12, at George R. Carr Memorial Airfield (the Bogalusa airport). The pre-teen and teen pageant will be held at 2 p.m. and the Miss Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. Information and an application is available on the Bogalusa Balloon Festival’s Facebook page.

Bogalusa Open Market

The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will present the Bogalusa Open Market on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Avenue B Ballpark/Bogalusa Sports Complex. Garage sale booths are $10, vendor and food booths are $25, and interactive map spots will be $5. There will be live entertainment. For more information, email or visit “Bogalusa Open Market”