By Courtney Freeman
While many wonderful events have been happening or will happen in the coming weeks in our parish it’s finally Robeline’s time. Our annual heritage festival will kick off with our kid centered Friday night events on Oct. 6. There will be a hayride and free hotdogs provided by the Village of Robeline for all kids attending. The Natchitoches Parish Library will also be at the park Friday night with a fun fall craft for the kids. The musical entertainment will be provided by 4 Days Late. There will also be multiple food and craft vendors both Friday and Saturday. As well as vendors with bounces houses, a mechanical bull, face painting and games.
With a break from tradition the parade on Saturday, Oct. 7 will start at 2 p.m. with line up for participants at 1 p.m. With many candidates participating in our parade the forum following the cake auction will be a good place to hear their goals and get a better idea of the person wanting to represent you. After the forum the queens will be announced followed by the evening’s entertainment starting with Jerad Bridges, followed by Born to Boogie.
Starting at 5 p.m. the Heritage Society will hold an Alumni Dinner at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle fellowship hall. All alumni are invited to participate. A meal of Chicken Alfredo, Garden Salad, Green Beans and Rolls with Dessert is $25.
Festival Shirts will be available for sale during the festival. They can be purchased at the gazebo from a society member. Sizes s-xl are $15, 2x and 3x are $20.
The Old Methodist Church located at 9112 Texas St. will be open to the public to tour during the festival. The church was built in 1883 and added to the National Register of Historic Sites in 1988.
The Hickory Grove CM Church, located at 8673 Hwy. 6 in Robeline, will be hold a yard/bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7 starting at 8 a.m. There will be many good items for sale from clothing to décor and more. The church will also be selling sloppy joe sandwiches.
Local artist Miranda Garlington is raffling off three pieces of art with all proceeds going to Robeline local Kristie Davis in her time of need in hopes of helping her to a swift recovery. The art pieces will be on display during the festival. Tickets can be purchased at the festival or by going by the Hello Dolly store. The winners will be announced on Oct. 31.