Goldonna News: August 3, 2022

The Goldonna Wildcats are ready for a new school year and hosted their Open House on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. According to Principal Cori Beth Manuel it was well attended but she wanted to clear up a slight misunderstanding.

“Our school sign is glitching! The correct date for the first day of school is Friday, August 5th for grades 1-8 and Kindergarten girls. Kindergarten boys will report on Monday, August 8th. All of the kindergarten students will be on campus on Tuesday, august 9th. Pre-K girls begin August 11th, Pre-K Boys begonia August 12 and all of the Pre-K Campus on August 15,” shared Mrs. Manuel.

She went on to say, “We are looking forward to a wonderful school year and a campus full of students!”

Goldonna Assembly of God Church held their Vacation Bible School on Sunday July 31st and it was a packed house. The theme for the event was “Jerusalem Marketplace.” The church members all participated in different ways including; decorating, cleaning, teaching, cooking and painting. They look forward to growing this event in the future. There will be a Community Church Service held at Winfield First Assembly of God on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 6:00pm. The church is located at 5693 Highway 167 in Winnfield. Brother Mike Howell will be the guest speaker and there will be food! Be sure and bring a pot luck dish to enjoy while fellowshipping with others.

There will be a Variety Show Benefit for Gail Black Roy at the Goldonna School on August 26th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets for the show are $15 and children under 5 years of age will get in for free. The $15 does include food and drinks as well. All classmates from 1975 to 1980 are asked to bring finger foods, can drinks, cakes or cookies. The will also be a Blood Drive at this event that will benefit Gail. For more information please call 318-875-2264, 318-413-9389, 318-583-2861 or 318-875-2651.

It is election time in Goldonna and there are candidates for nearly every office held. One thing is for certain, God has truly blessed Goldonna with many residents who truly care about moving the Village forward and making it the best it can possibly be. I am sure that any extra prayers you have laying around would surely not be wasted on all of the fine individuals who decided to run for re-election or election for the first time. Praying for your community is never wasted prayers. With all of the communication advances being made there is no telling what is in store for the future of this beautiful, hilly area of Natchitoches Parish.

It will soon be time to start planning the annual Christmas in the Park Festival. I hope everyone is ready to start pitching in! There are only 144 days until Christmas!

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