Goldonna News: Sweet Summertime

School is out and that means one thing! Everyone is in sweet summertime mode.

What goes better with summer than an outdoor movie! This Saturday night will be “Movie Night” for the local community. June 17th at dark, grab your popcorn and head to the Pavillion at Town Hall. The classic movie, “The Great Outdoors” will be shown. You can bring your chairs if you do not want to sit at the picnic tables. This will be a great time of fellowship with neighbors young and old.

While you are making your way to the Pavillion, I hope you turn your attention to the American Flag adorned hill next to River of Life Church. Local residents, Eugene Garner and Timmy Harris, (and others) wanted to find a meaningful way to honor our Veterans and those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The original goal was to celebrate Flag Day but that quickly grew into having one flag for every single service man and woman from Goldonna. If you would like to help with donating flags or signage please reach out to Mr. Eugene Garner at 318-663-1148.

The Natchitoches Parish School Board is holding Summer Town Hall Meetings. The first location was Fairview Elementary School. Goldonna Elementary Junior High School will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, at 6:00pm. They are seeking feedback from the community on how they can make the district even better than they are. Please come out and visit with your School Board Members.

Dress code reminders as well as the Spirit Store have been posted on Goldonna Elementary Junior High School’s Facebook page. The last day to order is July 7th at 11:59pm.

The Goldonna Area Fire Protection, District 2, held its First Annual Poker Run on June 10th. Organizers shared that it was very successful and they will definitely be making this an annual tradition. They would like to thank the following sponsors: The General Store of Castor, The Store of Goldonna, John Rowell, Northeast Truck and Sales, Louisiana Machinery, Pardue’s/Jonesboro, Stine’s, Black Lake Haven, Kay Radio, O’Reilly’s, Macs Grocery, Lakewood Inn, BOM Bank, City Bank, Acadian Logistics, Eddie Higginbotham, Marty Cheatwood, Alan & Laura Seabaugh, Mike McConathy, Stuart Wright, Mike Wilsom, Chad Fredieu, Rebecca Harrison, Eugene Garner, Roger Garner, Patricia Garner, Courtney Whatley, Jimmy Martin, Wesley Martin, Jimmy Shumake, Danny Carr, Bienville Parish Fire District 7, Louisiana Trails (Ted Riser, Lamar Evans, and Timmy Harris. The event would not have been as successful without the contributions from everyone.

Planning is already underway for next year.

Goldonna Baptist Church hosted a Summer Fish Fry on June 7th that was well attended by church members and local community members. They are still collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. The month of June is sewing kits, tools, squirt guns and fishing supplies.

Goldonna Assembly of God will host Gospel Singer, Terry Terrell on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00pm. The community is invited to attend for worship and testimony time.

River of Life Church will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast at 10:00am, Father’s Day Sunday. June 18th. Come and enjoy a great breakfast and stay for worship and Bible study taught by Reba Phelps. (Yes, I am nervous, please pray!)

If you have news to report please email Reba Phelps at