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Monday, Oct. 9

The First Baptist Church of Provencal has announced several upcoming fall activities and fundraisers. The youth group is selling hot tamales by the dozen as a fundraiser for their YEC trip. YEC, Youth Evangelism Conference, is held every year and is attended by youth groups from around the state.

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FBC Provencal youth group has been attending YEC for many years and hope that this year’s fundraiser will help more youth to attend. Orders for tamales are being taken by Tammy Dupree and Brandy McManus or from any youth member. The cost is $10 a dozen. The Flora community is hosting its Halloween Costume Contest Oct. 26. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there is no entry fee. There will be a boy and girl winner in each age group. The age groups are: 3 and under, 4-7 and 8 and older. The event will be a safe, family friendly way to observe Halloween. FBC will host a Fall Fest Fellowship Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. There will be a short bible study and a meal followed by fun and games. The trunk-or-treat will be Sunday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

The Provencal Danceline performed at the Robeline Heritage Festival last weekend. Director and Instructor Susan Horn reformed the group and the girls will perform and compete in several upcoming festivals. On front row from left are Ella Jones, Anna Nance, Harper Davis, Emma Kay, Meagan Bolton and Bella O’Bannon. On second row are Susan Horn, Kylie Herring, Kira Calvert, Brooklyn Townson, Skylar Bolton, Amanda Taylor and Harley Welling.

Anyone wanting to take their own car and decorate their trunk should plan to attend. The Provencal Community Development organization hopes to begin a new Halloween tradition this year. On Oct. 31, the organization will host Trick-or-Treat The Walking Track. Community members are being asked to take tables, tents, decoration and candy. Development organizers hope to provide a fun and safe way to trick or treat with family and friends. Anyone wanting to create a spot for children to enjoy, should contact organizer, Tammy Graves, at 318-663-9984.

Mrs. Cure on the Cane, Kayee Powell, a Provencal native and member of the Provencal Community Development Organization, was among the queens featured in the Robeline Heritage Festival. Kaycee is busy preparing for the Provencal Fall Festival and is looking for parade entrants. To sign up to participate in the Provencal Fall Fest parade, visit the Facebook page.

The Provencal Christian Academy boys basketball team is seeking sponsors for the upcoming season. To become a Knight supporter, contact Angela Jennings at 472-6334 or Michael Jordan at 332-9197. The Knights begin the season Jan. 16 at Kingston.