The Goldonna Christmas in the Park had a record crowd this year, record fundraising, largest parade in the history of the event and the largest split the pot fundraiser yet! The streets were lined with families from as far away as Houma, Louisiana. The lighted parade was a huge hit and the crowd goers were most impressed with the Lakeview High School and Natchitoches Central High School Band and simply all of the new participants this year.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were a huge hit with the children and the young at heart. The Assembly of God church had an amazing turnout for the live Nativity Scene and look forward to growing it next year as well.
Mr. Chris Lonadier was the winner of the Split the Pot with a whopping $1250 as his share. Best Float was awarded to The Goldonna Store, Mrs. Gayle Cloud. The Best ATV was awarded to Matt & Stephanie Flack.
The Mayor, Aldermen and Mr. Eugene Garner would like to express their most sincere thanks to the many volunteers, sponsors and community support that went into making this the best festival on record.
Village of Goldonna Mayor, Jennifer Smith, was approached by visitors at the celebration who want to give back to the community of Goldonna in the way of gifts for children.
On December 23 at 5:00pm there will be a Native American Santa visiting the Town Hall. Former Houma Indian Chief, Thomas Darder and his wife Norine were so touched by the Christmas in the Park celebration they want to bring gifts to the children in the area. Please come and enjoy another amazing gift to the community.
Goldonna Elementary school held their Christmas program on the night of Tuesday December 14th. The school is also having Polar Express Day on Friday December 17th. The students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school. They are also preparing for the Christmas Break that will take place on December 18th thru January 4th.
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