Provencal News


Monday, July 31

First Baptist Church of Provencal will host a dedication service of the new sanctuary Sunday, Aug. 6. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. The service will be followed by a dinner on the grounds. Members have been asked to bring a covered dish. The church will supply the cake and ice cream. The community is invited to this service to enjoy the new sanctuary. Robeline First Baptist Church will host a fundraiser in Provencal on Aug. 5 to offset the medical expenses of Abram Smith, son of Luke and Crystal Smith. Events will be throughout the day. There will be a corn hole tournament at 8 a.m. The tournament is double-elimination and prizes will be awarded for first through third places. The entry fee is $40 per team.

There will also be a free throw competition, a 3-point competition and a granny shot competition. A half- -court, 3 on 3 tournament will also start at 8 a.m. These games are double elimination and the entry fee is $30. Prizes will be awarded to the first place team and the entry fee is $30.

Split-the-pot tickets will be sold throughout the day and the drawing will be at the end of the day. Silent auction items will be on display as will be a Char-Broil Gas Smoker raffle item. Teams wanting to enter the events can contact Daniel Jones at 318-581-0252 or register through Robeline First Baptist Church Facebook page.

Organizers continue to seek donations to offset the costs of the fundraiser and need the following items: four large cans of nacho cheese, two large cans of chili, two cases of nacho chips, three boxes of popsicles, five cases of water, three 12-packs of Cokes, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and Sprite, Gatorades, four bags of Frito chips, 10 packs of hamburger buns, a bucket of ring pops, 10 donations of $20 for burgers and fries, three packs of sliced cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. Anyone wishing to donate any of these items can contact Vanessa Birdwell at 318-472-0892.

Provencal Community Development organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with the planning, preparation and success of the Provencal Fall Fest. To volunteer, contact any member of the committee or call Tammy Graves at 318-663-9984.