Community Calendar for Oct. 15-16, 2022

Published 11:12 am Friday, October 14, 2022

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YMCA golf event

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. 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. Scrabble will 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 midway 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.

Gloria Kates meet and greet

District A council candidate Gloria Kates will have a meet-and-greet on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Juanita’s Party House and Eatery, located at 132 Richmond St. in Bogalusa

Animal shelter upcoming 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. All events will require volunteers, and all volunteers who need them will receive service hours.

School 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.

Sweet potato/pecan fundraiser

The Washington Parish 4-H will be having its sweet potato and pecan fundraiser this year. Orders are due by Friday, Oct. 28, and will be ready for pick-up Friday, Nov. 18. Prices are as follows: 40-pound box of sweet potatoes, $35 each; 16 ounces of sugared pecans, $13 each; 16 ounces of chocolate pecans, $13 each; 16 ounces of roasted pecans, $13 each; 16 ounces of hot/spicy roasted pecans, $13 each; 16 ounces of praline crunch, $11 each; 16 ounces of shelled pecan halves, $13 each; three-pound box of shelled pecan halves, $30 each. Acceptable payment methods are cash, checks, money order or debit/credit cards — all card purchases will result in a service fee being placed to the total cost of the order. Make checks and money orders payable to “Washington Parish 4-H” and send to “Washington Parish 4-H, 1104-B Bene St., Franklinton, LA 70438.” For more information, call 985-839-7855 or visit Washington Parish 4-H on its Facebook page.


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.

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.

Light Up Franklinton

Bring back the memories of loading up the family and going to look at the Christmas lights in the community. Light up Franklinton with us and create those memories with today’s generation! The Franklinton Christmas Festival is inviting all residents and businesses to celebrate the spirit of Christmas together. Decorate and light up your home and/or business from Nov. 26 through Dec. 3 and leave them up throughout the holiday season. Big or small … this is how you can get involved in our community.

Christmas on Austin Street

The Bogalusa, Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will present the fourth annual “Christmas on Austin Street” on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will be free activities, festival-style games and booths, Santa Claus, food and vendor booths and more.

Lighted Christmas parade in Franklinton

The beautiful Franklinton Christmas Festival’s Lighted Christmas Parade will roll through the streets of Franklinton on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. This parade is listed as one of the top-10 must-see events in Washington Parish.

K of C Assembly 2206 raffle

Knights of Columbus Patriotic Degree Assembly 2206 members are selling raffle tickets. The first prize is a Henry Big Boy Wildlife Edition II 44 Magnum Rifle, second prize is a Charbroil 6 burner gas grill and third prize is a $100 Walmart gift card. Tickets are $5 each and are available through members of the assembly and can be ordered in Bogalusa by calling Bob Ricca at 504-460-8887 or in Franklinton by calling Joe Aucoin at 985-335-8710.

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.