4th Annual Pie Baking Contest
My favorite event during the Independence Day Weekend is this annual contest held on Saturday, July 3. Hosted by BirdMan Coffee & Books, entries must be submitted by 12:30 pm. You must bring two pies, one to sell and one for judging which will begin promptly at 1 pm. Pies will be sold as soon as winners are announced, and all proceeds from the pies will go to the Julius Freyhan Foundation. This year, there will be a category for decorated pies and one for traditional pies. In the organic category, there is a $200 prize for the winner! Oh, and
Freedom Appreciation Day
As part of
Richard Barnes and the Staff of Greenwood Plantation, along Rick and Dianne Evans (formerly of Zachary) of Best Catered Events, would like to invite the public to a special 4th of July celebration. Enjoy food and old fashioned games and just have a good patriotic fantastic July 4th
For those of us who love a fireworks display, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Tommy Boyett has shared some safety tips to keep in mind. These include:
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
- Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers.
- Adults should always supervise fireworks activities. Parents often don't realize that there are many injuries from sparklers to children under five. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light one item at a time then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks fully complete their functioning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding to prevent a trash fire.
For all the weather updates relating to any tropical storm or hurricane, you can log into http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and get the coordinates, winds, cone of predictability and much more. There is also a list of supplies you should have on hand in the event of a storm. Again, our Director of OHSEP Tommy Boyett will keep us posted of any serious weather hazards we may face, and we will pass them on to you.
A Slight Increase
Starting July 1, 2010,
Blue Room Entertainment
Wednesday night at the Blue Room located at Three Corners, it’s Karaoke and Ladies Nite from 7 pm to 9 pm. On Thursday night, sharpen your cue for the Pool Tournament at 7:30 pm, and on Friday night, it’s Karaoke time from 8:30 pm until 12:30 am.
Music at The Mag
Will Wesley performs live on Friday, July 2, from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm. On Sunday, July 4, our very own Kim Smith will open for Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles. There is a $10 cover charge for this night, doors open at 5 pm, and the performance is from 6 pm until 8:30 pm.
Those wishing for a touch of nature need only to go to Audubon State Historic Site to experience Life in a Slave Cabin on Saturday, July 3rd. Beginning at Noon and running until 1 pm, a Park Ranger will take visitors through the historic slave quarters of the plantation. There they will see how slaves lived, hear stories of their struggles and accomplishments, and even taste some of the food cooked daily for their families. “Every day, and with every visit, we want the visitor to the park not to just have a visit but an experience,” says John House, site manager. Thanks, John, to you and the staff for always providing great interpretive programs! For more information, call 225-635-3739.
Christopher Stroud is the new general manager at the Magnuson Hotel. Christopher comes to us from
The Bluffs Restaurant has extended its hours and days of operation have been extended as follows:
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm; Sunday 10 am - 3 pm. General Manager Jim Adair and his staff are eager for everyone to stop by, and they have started a Sunday brunch! The restaurant number is 634-3000.
A Taste of
West Feliciana Parish Library presents Kuniko Yamamoto on Tuesday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, St. Francisville United
Summer Reading Splash
The Summer Reading Program closes with a big splash on July 8 at 10 a.m. All children who have been involved in Summer Reading are invited to the library for our closing party. There will be food and fun. Come celebrate another successful Summer Reading Program with the folks from the Library. For more information, call the Library at 225-635-3364.
Crape Myrtle Magic
Take a stroll through natural beauty created upon the alluvial Tunica soils of West Feliciana Parish during Crape Myrtle Magic, June 10 and 11, 2010. Master horticulturist Walter Imahara and his family invite you to enjoy the splendor and magic of blooming crape myrtles at Imahara's Southern Garden on
Nature Discovery at Audubon
Those wishing for a touch of nature need only to go to Audubon State Historic Site to experience Nature Discovery on Sunday, July 11th. At 10 a.m. and again at noon, visitors can participate in an Animal Discovery program which introduces them to a few of the site’s resident creatures. At 1:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to go on a guided nature walk around the park led by one of the site’s park rangers. There, they will discover the different plants and habitats found within the park. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.
Audubon State Historic Site invites you to experience The West Florida Militia Muster on Sunday, July 18th.
Beginning at 2 PM and running until 4 PM visitors will see drills, black powder weapons, and costume demonstration of the 1810
For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.
Feliciana Hummingbird Festival
The Feliciana Nature Society will hold their annual Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2010 in
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