Goldonna News April 26

May News from the Village of Goldonna

The Goldonna Assembly of God Church is hosting a Community Cookout on May 27, 2023. The church will be providing delicious free food, drinks, and outstanding fellowship at the L&A Trails Pavillion. The family-friendly event will be held from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. For more information please contact Pastor Timmy Harris at 318-481-7191 or Pam Harris at 318-229-8766. The church is overjoyed to share this community event. Everyone is welcome to come and fellowship with their community.

The Natchitoches Area Fire District 2 will be holding a fundraiser on June 10, 2023. They will be hosting their First Annual Poker Run. The poker run will cover miles and miles of scenic terrain with several checkpoints along the way where participants will draw playing cards, to build their poker hand. Prizes will be awarded for the top three hands and there will be door prizes as well as a “Split the Pot”. Complimentary water will be available at every checkpoint. There will be a Fried Fish Lunch available for the low cost of $10 per plate. Non-participants will be allowed to purchase meals too. The ride begins at 8:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm at the final drawing spot in Goldonna. You must be 21 years or older to participate in the Poker Game.

All proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Fire Department and their tireless efforts in keeping the community safe. You can pre-register for $20 from now until June 3rd. After that, the fee will be increased to $30. For more information, you can contact Candace Smith (318-471-0704), Mason Rachal (318-471-8636), or Rachel Chesser (318-663-2964)

Goldonna Baptist Church Youth Group is hosting an Evening Bass Tournament in hopes of raising money for their Summer trip. The tournament will be held on June 2, 2023, at the Mill Creek Reservoir, which is located just a few miles down the road in Saline, Louisiana. Boats will leave at 6:00 pm and weigh-in will be held at 9:00 pm. It should be noted that this is a three-fish tournament. There is a $100 per boat fee with a 50% payback. Options include Big Bass $10 and trash fish $5. There will be a .25lb penalty for dead fish. No minimum length rule. For more information, you may call or text 318-413-7528

GBC is also laying the groundwork to have the biggest year of Operation Christmas Child that the Goldonna community has ever seen. Pastor Dupree recently announced the following donation schedule:

May – Hard plastic cups, bowls, utensils
June – Sewing kits and multi tools
July – School supplies, pencil cases, notebooks, crayons, coloring books
August – Hats/caps, tshirts, undies, socks
September – wipes, makeup, hair clips, maxi-pads, solid deodorant
October – Christmas Stockings, Christmas Cards
November – Packing Party

The Village of Goldonna is a beautiful town with the most thoughtful, loving and kind residents. If you would like to highlight a community member please reach out to me. I know there are many gems just waiting to shine.

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