Community Calendar for Oct. 29-30, 2022

Published 12:10 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

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Anti-violence rally

An anti-violence “Put Down Da Guns” rally will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at Redzone Sports Bar and Grill, located at 15310 Highway 21 South in Bogalusa. There will also be a Halloween party and live entertainment from Krazy D and singer Krystal Parker, for which admission will be charged. The rally itself is free.

Drug Take Back Day

Bogalusa Police Department will be having a “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will be accepting any expired, unused or unwanted drugs. This event is sponsored by the BPD and ADAPT’s Partnership for Success.

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. 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.

4-H 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.

Franklinton library events

The Franklinton Branch Library’s “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.

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.

BGS Veterans Day

Bowling Green will host a Veterans Day lunch on Friday, Nov. 11, at noon in the school’s sports complex, followed by a program in the main gym at 1 p.m.

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” 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.