Goldonna News July 14, 2021

The Goldonna High School Reunion was a rousing success! The estimated one hundred guests in attendance would agree. The high school officially closed in 1981 but this did not stop the crowd from gathering and remembering the many lifelong friendships that were made on this campus. Some of the reunion goers were in their 70’s and 80’s and they were jubilant to see other again for this special occasion. Many faces held genuine smiles as the recognized their fellow classmates. The event was so successful that it had the guests requesting more of the same next year!

Roy Dupre and his sons; Sam, Dan and Ben, John Dupree and School Board Member, Eugean Garner, freshly caught and cleaned 1100 catfish fillets! According to the reunion goers they were cooked to perfection.

Eugean Garner then took about fifty guests on a tour of the Goldonna Elementary School facilities. He shared that they were so excited that you would have thought they were in Disney World! They were most impressed with he recent upgrades and the way the campus was being well cared for by the new administration.
Please enjoy the photos below of some of the attendees of the reunion. There appears to be an unconfirmed rumor that Sherrie Moore was using a metal pan as her plate because the food was so amazing but when contacted for a statement she simply replied, “I was merely serving others.”

Goldonna Baptist Church is in the middle of hosting their, “Destination Dig”, bible school at 6:00pm that started on July 11 and will run through July 16. A kid-friendly supper will be served to the VBS goers nightly. The church is still serving meals on Wednesday nights utilizing the donation from the Tony Chachere Company. This is the gift that keeps multiplying and feeding the five thousand. Dinners are served beginning at 5:30 every Wednesday night except for the Wednesday of VBS week. These meals will continue until the end of August. The week after Labor Day they will resume their Kingdom Kid ministry on Wednesday nights 6:00 to 7:15. This ministry was put on hold during COVID19. Everyone is looking forward to this excitement as it is one of
the community favorites!

Dont forget two major youth events coming up this month as well.

On July 24th the committee will be hosting an “Etiquacy Tea Party” for young girls ages 5-14 at the Goldonna Baptist Church. Drop off is 12:00p.m. and pickup will be at 5:00pm. The girls are encouraged to dress up in a fun dress. They will decorate their own cupcake, learn to make punch and enjoy a fun tea party while learning proper etiquette. Limited spaces are available but you contact Cesa Day for more information.

Not to be left out, there will be a “Boys Outdoors Back to Basics” event targeting ages 5-14. They will enjoy a game day and learn the basic skills of tool recognition, knotting ropes, how to tie a tie, and they will learn the fine skill of shining shoes. The location of this event will also be Goldonna Baptist Church with a drop off time of 12:00pm and pick up time of 5:00pm. All of these proceeds will benefit the funnel cake booth at the Christmas in the Park festival.

As you can see the Village of Goldonna is having an amazing and family friendly summer that is filled over the excited of what is yet to come. High Speed Internet.

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