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Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a
The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with
The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United
The two candidates for Pike County Presiding Commissioner will be at a public election forum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Louisiana American Legion Hall. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm, both of Bowling Green, will be asked questions from the media and the public. Public questions can be submitted from 6-6:20 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The Louisiana Country Colorfest will bring a throng and unlimited fun to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. “We’ll have more than 100 vendors,” said Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters. Colorfest will officially kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a welcome from the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and the singing of the national anthem by Shaylen Martin. It will occur at the main stage
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will sponsor its third annual Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 11 at noon on the front lawn of the church. The event will be held “rain or shine” and will help support local causes. For more information about the event, call (573) 754-4257.