The Christmas in the Park Committee members have been busy little elves!

Tickets are still available! The committee is 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, a 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).

The First Annual Christmas in the Park Beauty and Beau Pageant will be held on November 19, 2022 at Goldonaa Elementary School Auditorium at 9:00 am.

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

Today is picture day for the Goldonna Wildcats. 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 right in the middle of 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.

The GES Wildcat Cheerleaders will be having a cheer fundraiser by selling Boo Bags until Monday, October 31st. The Boo bags are $1.00 and will be delivered to your child on Halloween Day.

River of Life Family Worship Center will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a church-wide fellowship on Sunday, November 13th. Service starts at 10:30 and dinner on the grounds will follow directly after.

Goldonna Assembly of God recently announced its 2nd Annual Fall Carnival. This family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 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 6:00 pm 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 10:00 am.

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 beautiful rolling hills of Goldonna. Christmas in the Park is gearing up and still need 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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