Goldonna News

By Reba Phelps

The fish fryers were lined up with care under the pavilion at Goldonna Town Hall as the volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure the fundraiser went off without a hitch. And, boy did it! The snow and ice began to melt just in time so residents could come out and enjoy the day.

On Sunday, February 21st the community of Goldonna rallied to support local resident, Kristin Dupree, as her and husband are having to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for treatments and testing for the next thirty days.

The residents really showed up and it was quite evident as the cooks could barely keep up with high demand. They sold out of every single thing they had to offer. They even had utility linemen visiting the area from as far as Florida who stopped in to support the cause and enjoy some of the fresh caught area fish. The Dupree family sent a video from their first day in Minnesota with a heartfelt message of gratitude and thanks.

On Sunday, February 28th, there will be a Ribbon Cutting at the Goldonna Elementary/Junior High School at 2:00 in the afternoon. This will be the groundbreaking ceremony for the Uniti Fiber Optic Internet service to the students of the school. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing rules.

“This is a historical moment for the students in Goldonna and we really hope the public can come out for the ribbon cutting. This is very exciting,” said School Board Member, Eugene Garner.

“This certainly helps pave the way in our getting residential access. Thanks to everyone that has worked so hard to make this happen,” shared Mayor Jennifer Smith.

In other news, the Louisiana based Creole food company, Tony Chachere’s in Opelousas, has donated boxed meal mixes to the Winn Baptist Association for churches affected by Hurricane Laura, in which Goldonna is a member. Former resident, David Dupree, will also be donating the sausage to help create the meals to feed the Goldonna Baptist Church at a future date. The church was very grateful for the show of support to entire community.

If you have news to contribute please email Reba Phelps jreba.phelps@gmail.com

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