The Christmas in the Park Fish Fry was a Great Success!!

Organizer, Eugean Garner, shared, “I want to personally thank each and every person that helped with the fundraiser. Those who helped prepare food and donated there time to this special event you’re very much appreciated. Even those that went out of there way and made desserts for today Thank you! There is no words to explain how much We all appreciated the work that has been done. This year makes 28 years we have been able to throw fundraisers like today for our annual Christmas In the Park. It’s been a privilege to work with the people of Goldonna and surrounding areas for as long as I can! This year we are planning on going back with the Christmas parade to make it bigger and better than the years before as well as a bigger firework show. We will also have the free food for the community and Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event would not be possible if it wasn’t for the many people in this community and surrounding areas working together to make it a great event. Today’s fundraiser was a success and again Thank you from me personally to each and everyone that has helped out today. God bless you all!

Mayor Jennifer Smith would formally like to thank everyone for their continued support of the community fish fry as well as Goldonna’s annual Christmas in the park.

“Several people gave so much of themselves to help to and we couldn’t have done it without them. Thanks to the fishermen, cooks, servers, delivery drivers, ticket booth workers, and donors who gave. Also the support of the community and people who purchased fish plates.”

Volunteers included: Tara Ayres, Jade Burke, Sheri Tyler and Blaine Womack. Marty & Victoria Walker along with The GBC YOUTH. Colton Kelly, Raina Nobles , Johnathan Dupree, Reagan Dupree, Kayden Bedgood, Gage Ybarra, Warrick Ybarra, and Loden Riddle.

Cooks and/or Fishermen: Eugean Garner , Larry Easterling, Roger Garner, Cody Barton, Chief Sampey, Terry Garner, Lloyd Garner , Norvel Garner and Roy Dupree.

Donors for the event included: , Goldonna Assembly of God, Goldonna Baptist Church, Goldonna River of Life Church, Gayle Cloud, and Jan Roberts.

The Goldonna Cheerleaders are on a mission to raise money for a new mascot and transportation to and from games. On October 16th from 8:00am until 2:00pm they will be hosting a Bream Tournament at Black Lake Haven RV Park. Entry fee is $25 per team and $5 for the biggest Bream.

The Goldonna Assembly of God will have a “Faith and Fun Night” on Friday, October 22nd beginning at 6:00pm. They will have games, prizes, a bounce house, dunking booth and carnival food favorites.

The Goldonna community has so many amazing things happening this Fall, we hope that you can find your way to the North side of the Parish to check out all of blessings in our area.

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