Washington Parish and area residents are invited and encouraged to display
their musical items - music, instruments of all types and eras, band uniforms,
home made instruments, photographs, family and school items, etc. --
celebrating the music of Washington Parish through the years. The exhibit will be for
all eras of music. Visitors to the museum for the next three weekends will
enjoy these items, sharing memories. If you have anything you can share, please
contact Terry Seal, 839-3279, or Bettie and Layton Carr, 839 -4305, Major
Chappelle 839-4465 this week.
Entertaining live musical events for the next few weekends are planned for
visitors of all ages at the Varnado Store Museum in Franklinton, just behind the
parish courthouse. Be sure to come and hear some local talent, pull up a
chair, and invite a friend. There is free admission to the museum, as well as
for these special musical treats. A gift shop is available, and the museum is
~SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, - 2:00 p.m. Franklinton First Baptist Church
Junior Handbell Choir
plus high school
vocalist, Cara Williams
~SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 th, - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Anita Powell,
vocalist from Bogalusa
~SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, - 11:00 a.m & 2:00 p.m. Steadfast Band
~SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th - 2:30 p.m. Steadfast Band of
~SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd - Intermittently 10 - 4 Molly Wiggins,
Harps and Dulcimers, from Covington
~SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd - Intermittently 1 - 4 Molly Wiggins,
Harps and Dulcimers, from Covington
The following event, the annual FESTIVAL OF TREES, providing support for the
museum for its educational exhibits throughout the year, will be held at the
Commercial Building at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds Thanksgiving weekend.
A family day of fun and MUSIC sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Area
craftsmen, artists, groups and individuals are encouraged to decorate a tree
in support of the museum. For crafts or food booth information or donation
of decorated trees, please contact chairperson, Judie Dauser 839- Admission
~FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th 12 noon - 6:00 p.m.
~SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
~SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. (Christmas TREE
AUCTION, fully decorated and delivered, 4:00 p.m., benefiting the museum - bid
for a tree for your home or business or government office or for a charity)
FESTIVAL OF TREES OFFERS:
-a sparkling display of Christmas trees and lights, donated by
area clubs and businesses to be auctioned off
-an auction for fully decorated trees delivered to your doorstep
-crafts by area residents and artists
- food and drinks at several booths
-a visit and picture with Santa
-Christmas music by area groups throughout the weekend
-Fully decorated tree Raffle open to all visitors
- holiday fun with friends and family
The Festival of Trees is held at the same time as the Pioneer Christmas at
Mile Branch Settlement in the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. Each authentic,
19th century cabin is decked out in the old-time traditional Christmas decor and
manned by costumed volunteers, many descendants of the original owners of the
cabins. Mile Branch Settlement at Christmas is really special.
The Jacob Alford family is featured in the Genealogy exhibit in the Armory
Building this year.
Jacob Alford and his wife, Martha B. (Franky) Seaborn settled in the Mt.
Hermon area on the Bogue Chitto river in 1807, when we were still West Florida.
They raised a large family and most of their children had large families.
If you live in the area of Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa Parish or
Walthall, Marion or Pike County, MS and are related to an Alford, you are more
than likely related to this family.
This is your special invitation to visit our exhibit this week, beginning
Wednesday at noon through Saturday.
The Penton Reunion will be held Oct. 25, 2003, at Goodyear Baptist Church,
Hwy. 43 South, Picayune, MS. Please notify family members & kin. Plenty of room
and room for kids to play. Bring all old ancestor pictures you could share
or better have a copy to leave for our scrapbook. There will be a raffle of a
beautiful stained glass angel made by Maxie Penton Sawyer. Bring a covered
dish and any new info for the Penton book--births, deaths, marriages, etc. This
includes the Wm. Richard Alford & Hiram Lewis families from Tangipahoa Psh.
Come for the fun and fellowship and meet your kin. Contact: Stacie Penton Lee,
601-798-7294, or splee@my picayun.com
We need to celebrate.
The Library Tax Passed.
Edward Livingston Historical Association
Meetings: Monthly - Third Thursday of the Month.
Next Meeting: October 16, 2003
Livingston Parish Library
Hwy. 190 - Florida Blvd., Livingston, La.
Time: 6:00 PM