Goldonna News March 23

Attending the Book Fair in school is a rite of passage for many youth. Goldonna Elementary Junior High is enjoying their Fair all week Long. They are also busy collecting pennies for Penny Wars. This will end Friday, March 25th. All proceeds will benefit the Field Day Fund and End of Year Celebrations. The class with the most pennies will win a pizza party.

The Healthy Living Club is also sponsoring a “Take Down Tobacco Day” this week due to the school being out for Spring Break next week. The club is funded through the Rapides Foundation.

Mayor Jennifer Smith and School Board Member Eugene Garner are looking for sponsors who will donate $100 towards a raffle for Goldonna Elementary Junior High students who bring up their state testing scores. Each child who increases will get their name entered into the drawing. The higher the score, the more chances one child receives. They are trying spark competition and incentive to achieve their highest score ever. The Village of Goldonna will be hosting a community clean up with more details to be released soon.

March water bills included the information for the new water leak protection coverage. Bills were placed inside blue envelopes containing the flyer with more information on this valuable service. The new program goes into effect April 1st. You can opt out of this service by calling 318-527-0400. ServLine Company also offers a sewer option but it is contracted directly between the customer and the company. The cost is $2.35 per month or $28.20 annually for up to $2500 worth of coverage. This could save households hundreds of dollars in the event of an unforeseen leak.

Sales tax dollars are still coming in and being used to repair roads in Goldonna. Savell Road is now complete. Gates Road should be receiving some much needed attention soon.

Christmas in the Park will be having their first fundraiser for the 2022 Event. There will be a Community Fish Fry on April 10th and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. The committee will be asking local churches and volunteers for meal items and eggs for the children. As of today they are looking for donations of candy filled eggs for the children to hunt. Please contact the Mayor if you are interested in donating.

The Spring Fish Fry will have photo ops with none other than the Easter Bunny himself. There will also be a scavenger hunt for the older children. Dinners are $9 each and include fish, fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and a drink. Orders of 8 or more can be delivered. Please contact the Mayor or Alldermen for tickets for this family friendly event.

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


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