Community Calendar for Oct. 12, 2022

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Fair raffle tickets pre-sale

Tickets can be purchased for the Washington Parish Free Fair raffle prizes at Crown Auto or Bickham, Inc.

Parish Republican Women tasting luncheon

In lieu of the regular monthly meeting, the Washington Parish Republican Women’s annual Tasting Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the ESM Methodist Church. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets may be purchased from any club member for $10.

Thrive Thursdays

Join for “Thrive Thursdays” every Thursday at Goodyear Park through Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (excluding fair week and Thanksgiving). This free community event will feature weekly health talks from trusted Our Lady of the Angels healthcare providers, community resource information, healthy family activities and a small farmers’ market with locally grown fruits and veggies and locally made foods and crafts. Vendors are welcome, just be set up and ready for 4 p.m.

Senior health fair

The Washington Parish Council on Aging is proud to announce the 2022 Senior Health and Resource Fair. It will be held Friday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Bogalusa Senior Center, located at 603 Willis Ave. in Bogalusa (next to Cassidy Park). This event is open to all seniors aged 60 and above. The fair is designed to increase health awareness through education and prevention for seniors in the community. At the fair, seniors will have the opportunity to learn about senior programs and services, along with the chance to meet with senior service providers within the community. Other opportunities available will include flu shots, health and wellness screenings, refreshments and giveaways. Any seniors needing transportation to the fair should contact the transportation department at 985-732-6868 or 985-732-6869. For questions or more information, contact Tinia Wilson at 985-335-8116, or Linda Hartzog, Clara Arrington or Elaine Brown at 985-732-6869.

Updated BHS homecoming parade route

The Bogalusa Homecoming Parade will follow the listed route: start at Bogalusa old Winn-Dixie parking lot, turn right on Georgia Avenue, turn right on to Richmond Street, continuing on Columbia Street and ending at Sonic Drive-In.

YMCA golf tournament

The 18th annual YMCA Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, after weather forced the event to be postponed in August. Registration will start at 8 a.m. with tee time set for 9 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. The cost for the two-person scramble is $100 per golfer. The cost includes cart, green fees, mulligans and lunch. Participants are asked to bring their own cart if they have one. Golfers may drop off registration at the YMCA or mail it to 411 Ave. B, Bogalusa, LA, 70427. For more information, call YMCA Chief Executive Officer Toni St. Philip at 985-732-3741 or email

Franklinton library events

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 through Saturday, Oct. 15. Contest drop off is 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.

Advance fair tickets

Advance tickets for the Mighty Thomas Carnival midway at the Washington Parish Fair are now on sale. A sheet of 40 tickets is being 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 are 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.

Bus driving classes

Interested in driving a school bus? Washington Parish Schools will be holding the “Louisiana Mandatory School Bus Operator Training Class.” All sessions must be attended. They are Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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.

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 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” on Facebook.

Animal shelter events

Washington Parish Animal Shelter, located at 23046 Yacc Road, has a number of events planned for the months of October and November. “Yard Day” will be Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until noon — come out and help the shelter make the back yard and runs a perfect place for the pups (will be able to play with and walk animals, as well). Saturday, Oct. 29, will have two events. From 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., there will be bath day — come out and bathe all of the shelter’s pups and have fun getting “bubbly.” Also, from noon until 4 p.m., Franklinton Tractor Supply will be hosting a “Spookie” adoption event — you will be able to adopt, take photos with the fall-themed backdrop, and buy some popcorn from the local Boy Scout troop. On Saturday, Nov. 5, there will be “Picture Day” from 8 a.m. until noon — Santa can’t bring presents to the pups without a pretty picture, so come and help the shelter staff dress up and take pictures of their “perfect pups.” On Saturday, Nov. 19, the shelter will have “Decorating Day” from 8 a.m. until finished — help the shelter staff prepare for “Jingle Paws” by putting up lights, trees, decorations, pup stockings and much more. And then Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., will be “Jingle Paws” itself. Jingle Paws is Washington Parish’s yearly low-cost vaccine event, filled with fun, food, free Santa photos, paw prints, a raffle, vendors and much more.