Ragley Festival takes place this weekend
By Dorothy Fontenot
The Historical Society has finalized plans for the Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival to be held this Saturday, Oct. 18, from l0 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
There will be fun for the whole family including train rides, bounce houses, illusionists, petting zoo and others. We will have demonstrations from the old days including corn grinding, wood making, quilting and dutch oven cooking with samples to be given out.
Bands performing are: The Hodges Family, Pat Doolan Band, Duplechin Band and Out of Control Singers. The First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy will have their puppets along with their trio performing.
Some of the food available will be fried fish, gumbo, barbecue sandwiches, mixed greens with cornbread, sausage on a stick, hamburgers, crawfish fettuccine, pizza, lots of sweets and more. You can shop early for Christmas with a variety of craft booths selling lots of items as well as jellies, figs and other items.
We will again have the silent auction and the Ragley Historical Society will be selling drinks and water.
Admission is only $5 per car load so come on out and have a day of reminiscing and fun with all the oldtimers as well as with the young people in the area.
For more information about the festival or to volunteer to help with the gate, set up or serve for the Society, contact JoAnn Burnett at 725-3324 or Dot Fontenot at 725-6668.