Goldonna News: October 19, 2022

Goldonna Christmas in the Park Pageant Committee is overjoyed to introduce the pageant director, Mikalee Sawyer.

Mrs. Sawyer has been active in the pageant world since 2018. Her passion was birth when she won her first title, 2018 Teen Miss Saline Watermelon Festival. In 2019, she was crowned the 2019 Miss Saline Watermelon Festival queen, and reigned until July of this year when she crowned her successor. During 2019-2022, she traveled all over the state visitng many different fairs and festivals, gaining and exchanging knowledge of all the different festivals and their history. Louisiana through the eyes of a festival queen is an experience like no other. When she joined the Christmas in the Park committee this year, the idea of having a pageant came up, she was instantly excited and started to glow.

“Pageants are most definitely my forte and I am forever thankful that the committee is allowing me to be the director of their first ever pageant,” shared Sawyer.

She went on to say, “My main goal for the pageant is that all the contestants have fun and enjoy being on stage, showing off their personalities. Goldonna Louisiana has built its community around its people and have always been so loving. My family is local to this area, but I also cannot wait to see what is in store this year!”

She is personally inviting everyone she knows to join her, Friday, December 9, 2022, for the Christmas in the Park parade where the official queen will be celebrated.

The Pageant will be held on November 19, 2022 at Goldonaa Elementary School Auditorium at 9:00am.

Girl’s categories for the pageant include: Infant Miss (0-11 months), Baby Miss (12-23 months), Toddler Miss (2-3 years), Tiny Miss (4-5 years), Little Miss (6-7 years), Petite Miss (8-10 years) Jr Miss (11-13 years), Teen Miss (14-16 years), Miss (17-20 years).

Boy’s categories for the pageant include: Baby Mister (0-23 months), Tiny Mister (2-3 years), and Little Mister (4-5 years).

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The pageant link can be found on Facebook at

The committee is also collecting donated items to assist them in hosting the Chicken Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on November 6th. For the price of $10 you will enjoy chicken spaghetti, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink. One hundred percent of the profits will go directly to the festival to offset expenses. The committee will deliver eight or more plates if you schedule ahead of time. You can pre-order with Eugene Garner (318-663-1148) or Jennifer Smith (318-413-7761).

Picture Day for the Goldonna Wildcats is Wednesday October 26th. Students may wear their best clothes for photos. They are also working hard and in the planning phase for the return of the Fall Carnival. Mark your calendars for October 28, 2022. They are selling split the pot tickets and they are also selling Deer Corn raffle tickets again.

Please contact the school office for your tickets.

The school is also celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 24th thru October 28th. On Thursday, November 17th, grandparents will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with their Wildcat. The cost is $5.25 per adult. You must RSVP and pay by October 21st.

Goldonna Assembly of God recently announced their 2nd Annual Fall Carnival. This family friendly event will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Join the church family at 105 Talley Street for all of the fun.

Goldonna Baptist Church Kingdom Kids is up and running! Literally. Buses are busy all over Goldonna picking up and dropping off children. They meet every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and get to enjoy a great meal while they are at the church. The GBC will observe the Lord’s Supper on the 5th Sunday of October. After church lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall. The youth group is serving biscuits and sausage every Sunday before Sunday school which starts at 10:00am.

The church is also planning a “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, October 29th from 4:00 to 6:00. They will serve hotdogs grilled by Mr. Roy Dupree…brown paper bag style with chips. And of course, lots of candy!

As you can see there is always something wonderful going on in the hills of Goldonna. Christmas in the Park is gearing up and still needing volunteers for this jolly ole festival. Please contact Mayor Smith if you would like to be on the committee. Bring your ideas and get ready to start planning for the jolliest year yet!

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