Goldonna News

By Reba Phelps

Glad tidings of joy will be had by all as the Christmas in the Park celebration planning is in full swing! The planning committee has been planning for months and this year will not disappoint their visitors.

The 27th Annual Goldonna Christmas in the Park will be happening Saturday, December 12th, beginning at 6:00pm. There will be a professional fireworks show that is sure to wow the crowd. Goldonna Baptist Church Youth will be selling funnel cakes for $5 each. There will also be corndogs and drinks.

“Social distancing and food purchasing will be organized for the safest of delivery to the public,” says Mayor Smith. “We want the public to enjoy the outdoor event but remain as safe as possible.”

The t-shirt fundraiser is well underway but it is not too late to order. The prices were arranged at a very affordable rate so everyone could enjoy a festival shirt this year. Short sleeve and long sleeve regular sizes (small-XL) are $13.50 each. Extended sizes (2x-3x) are $15.50 each. Shirts can be ordered by emailing Mayor Jennifer Smith or call her at 318-413-7761.

Don’t forget there is a house decorating contest going on as well. Committee Chair, Cesa Day is your contact your entries. May the most festive house win.

Everyone loves a good raffle! Goldonna Elementary School is raffling off a ton of deer corn. Due to the unforeseen circumstances of quarantine of students, faculty and staff the raffle has been extended to December 16. With the drawing being held near the end of the season the winner will have the choice of one of the following options: one ton of deer corn, processing cost of deer (not to exceed the total monetary donations made for the original cost of the deer corn, or taxidermy cost (not to exceed the total monetary cost of the original deer corn donation).

Christmas in the Park Raffle tickets are available for the following prizes: Split the pot, Deer Camara, Deer Processing, Hand crafted cross, handcrafted wall and book decor, handmade crochet blanket, $80 photo shoot, and restaurant gift cards. Raffle tickets are only $1 per ticket. Tickets can be found at the store and with committee members; Cesar Day, Mayor Smith, Sheri Tyler, Victoria Walker, Amy Clark, Fonda Garner, Shannon Garner and Reba Phelps.

Rumor has it that the big man in a red suit will be visiting Goldonna soon! Stayed tuned for details.

Donations can be mailed to Village of Goldonna, Christmas in the Park, PO Box 216, Goldonna, LA 71031.