Goldonna News

By Reba Phelps

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Highway 156 and Highway 479 you will find the picturesque Village of Goldonna and they are preparing for a busy Fall and Holiday Season. On November 8th the village will host their First Annual Blood Drive, Veteran’s Day Program and Fish Fry Fundraiser. All of these festivities will take place at the City Hall located on Main Street beginning at 11:30 am.

Local resident, Cesa Day, is the coordinator of this much needed Blood Drive. “This year we will have Life Share Blood Center on site being that they are having a critical shortage due to COVID19 and two hurricanes. Our town has a lot of people that want to help and this is the perfect time,” says Day. For each blood donation you will be given two Split the Pot tickets that will be given away in December.

The Veteran’s Day program is being coordinated by Mr. Larry Magee and the presentation will begin at 1:30 pm with a special donation being unveiled at the same time. The community is looking forward to celebrating their Veterans.

The Fish plates will be sold at the Town Hall as well. Plates will be $9 and will include fish, slaw, french fries, hushpuppies, dessert and a soda. Delivery options are available for eight or more plates. All of the proceeds will be used for the Christmas in the Park Celebration to be held December 12th. I am hearing that the chefs are looking forward to offering more of their super tasty fish this year. The official chefs for the event are: Eugene Garner, Terry Garner, Roger Garner, Norvel Garner, and TBoy Sampey. For more information about the fish plate or to pre-purchase you can reach out to Mayor Smith (318-413-7761), Eugene Garner (318-663-1148), Norvel/Fonda Garner (318-727-9146) or Reed Franklin (318-727-8310).

The Christmas in the Park Committee 2020 has been hard at work for months in preparation for the banner event that continues to grow every single year. The official committee this year is comprised of: Mayor Jennifer Garner, Cesa Day, Diane Paul, Sheri Tyler, Amy Clark, Fonda Garner, Shannon Garner, Victoria Walker and Reba Phelps. Fundraisers are underway to help with all of the expenses associated with the Christmas Festival. This year will boast fireworks, a house decorating contest, funnel cakes by Goldonna Baptist Church Youth, a Split the Pot drawing as well as other prizes. And what Christmas festivity would be complete without a visit from Old Saint Nick himself? Please be looking for more information about Christmas in the Park.

If you have Goldonna area news to submit,  please email Reba Phelps at jenbenmer@hotmail.com