Goldonna News: April 26, 2023

Goldonna Elementary Junior School Lady Wildcats and Wildcats will be hosting an Athletic Banquet on May 5th at 6:00pm. It will be held in the school gym and the public is invited to attend. The cost of $10 will cover a delicious meal that will be served during the banquet. Please RSVP to Sandi Smith Lee at 318-581-5444.

The Natchitoches Parish School Board Member for District 7, Chad Fredieu, would like to extend a personal invitation to the Athletic Banquet.

“I hope to see our community on May 5th at this great event honoring our student athletes. I also would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Goldonna Elementary faculty, staff, volunteers, and parents involved in making this event happen for our children. Please, if you are in attendance thank those involved and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself if you see me. I would love to get to know all of you. Go Wildcats!.”

The school has also announced Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 22, 2023 at 9:00am and the 8th grade Graduation will be held at 6:00pm. 

The Christmas in the Park Committee is teaming up with Winnfield Assembly of God to bring you the best Fish Fry that Winn and Natchitoches Parish has ever seen. All proceeds will benefit their youth group and the Christmas in the Park. Plates are $10 each. It will start at 10:30 and go until 7:00pm on April 30th. Please contact Eugene Garner for tickets and possible deliveries for orders of 10 or more.

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 check points 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 8:00am and concludes at 5:00pm 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 $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 is 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:


March  Toothbrushes & floss

April  Toys (cards, dominos, jump ropes, small musical instruments, matchbox cars

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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