Community Calendar for Nov. 5-6, 2022

Published 10:26 am Friday, November 4, 2022

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Library pet supplies drive

The Washington Parish Library System will be accepting donations from now until Wednesday, Nov. 30, to help support the local animal shelter. Items that are needed include: blankets and towels; unopened pet food; nursing bottles; paper towels and toilet paper; toys and treats; leashes, collars and harnesses; animal beds and litter boxes; eco-friendly laundry detergent; pest prevention supplies; animal shampoos and brushes.

Animal shelter events

Washington Parish Animal Shelter, located at 23046 Yacc Road, has a number of events planned for the month of November. 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.

Meet and greet

Bogalusa City Council member Gloria Kates is holding a meet and greet on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Rita’s Place: Club Jugs, located at 123 Columbia St. in Bogalusa. Campaign donations are appreciated.

Veterans Day recognition

Veterans will be specially honored during the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Bogalusa Crime Prevention Commission (BCPC)

Looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community? Looking for a way to be proactive in taking a bite out of crime? Complaining on social media does not count! Have you heard about the BCPC? Come on out for an informational meet and greet and recruitment session. We need board members for the newly re-established commission. You must live in the city of Boglausa and be able to pass a background check. We’ll have short applications available at the meeting, or you can submit a short bio to your council member. The meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bogalusa City Hall courtroom.

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.

NAACP officers election

The 2022 election for Washington Parish NAACP officers will be Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. You will cast your vote for officers using your email or smartphone. For more information, contact Raymond Tate at 985-718-8988 or Deidra Owens at 985-294-9934.

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

Thanksgiving luncheons

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office invite all senior citizens to their annual Thanksgiving luncheons Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the American Legion Hall, 63349 Highway 10 in Bogalusa, from 10:45 a.m. until noon; or Thursday, Nov. 10, at the First Baptist Church of Franklinton, 950 Self St., from 10:45 a.m. until noon.