Provencal News 11-9-17

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Monday, Nov. 6

Provencal  Fall Fest will begin Friday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. with the opening ceremony. It will be followed by music by 4Eternity, Tracy Warner, Robeline First Baptist Praise Team and Lottie Collier.  Friday night events include a cake walk,  gumbo,  dessert cook-off and a luminary memorial ceremony.The gumbo and dessert cook-off will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.  Entries should be submitted by 6 p.m. since judging will be at 6:30  p.m. on the side of the fire station.  There is no entry fee.  Rice, spoons and bowls will be provided.  There can be only one gumbo and/or dessert entry per person and  entries must be homemade.  After all judging, samples will be sold to benefit the community. Saturday, there will be an emphasis on recognizing veterans in attendance. Veterans will be honored during a breakfast Saturday morning  and recognized on stage at 11:30 a.m.

Tom Sylvest, World War II Veteran, published author and former resident, will speak. Following the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, the parade will roll through Provencal beginning at 2 p.m.  The grand marshals will be the stars of the Destination America’s hit show “Killing Bigfoot.”  They will be introduced on the Gazebo Stage at 1 p.m.

Pioneer Christmas 2017

Other events include a $100 treasure hunt that begins at 10 a.m. and the Toledo Bend Cloggers who will perform at 10 a.m.Landry and Company Band will perform at 2:45 p.m.  The parade group winners will be announced and awards will presented at 3 p.m.  Throughout the festival, committee members will  sell split-the-pot tickets.  The ticket will be drawn at 4 p.m.  The bingo will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Doors will open following the conclusion of the Landry and Company performance. A feature of this year’s festival will be a quilt raffle. Argvie Colston donated a gorgeous, handmade quilt in memory of  Red Scarbrough.  Community Developers have $1 raffle tickets that will be sold for the quilt and the winning ticket will be drawn on the festival day.  Winner will not need to be present to win.  Tickets are available for purchase at Provencal One Stop and Blazin’ As.Provencal Elementary and Jr. High will present a Veteran’s Day Program  Friday, Nov.10  at 1:15 p.m. Veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The First Baptist Church of Provencal will host the Senior Adult Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11:3 a.m..

The menu will include fried fish, French fries, hush puppies and coleslaw.  Everyone is welcome and those attending should take their favorite dish/dessert.  The speaker will be Brother Roger Matkin, pastor of Bellwood Baptist Church.