2015 SWEET POTATO & NORTHEAST LOUISIANA SPRING BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS

SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL – Join in the fun downtown Oak Grove Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28th. The Sweet Potato Festival will be in full swing on the Oak Grove court house square. It’s not be too late to make plans to come. As usual the town will be “buzzing” with activities and the parade. Food, Arts & Crafts, Sweet Potato Cooking Contest, shopping the local businesses, sample sweet potato fries, and more.
SPONSORED BY LAMB WESTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL PLEASE CALL (318) 428-2388. PARADE INFORMATION CALL LINDA SUMERELL (318) 680-9736.

NORTHEAST LOUISIANA SPRING BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00 pm, at the Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center, 10284 Hwy 17 South, Oak Grove, LA 71263 – opens with the annual pot luck supper, a devotion and Bluegrass Gospel music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:

Wednesday – Haley Creek Boys
Thursday – Lonesome Ridge & Haley Creek Boys, Unkle Dave Brancecum (Mt, View, AR)
Friday – Gary Waldrep Band, Clancey Ferguson Band, Lonesome Ridge, Harrigill Family,
Saturday Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Gary Waldrep Band, Southern Harvest

ADMISSION:
$15 per person – Thursday
$20 per person – Friday
$28 per person – Saturday
3 DAY PASS – $55

SPONSORED BY: THE NEED (Northeast Educational Development Foundation)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL PLEASE CALL (318) 428-5282

IN ADDITION: The annual tractor pull will be held as well on the grounds of the Thomas Jason Lingo Center.

Entertainment for all ages and interests on this weekend of festivities.

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2nd Annual Between the Rivers Rummage Sale Slated for Oct 4 in West Carroll

OAK GROVE, La. — The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce is in the beginning stages of planning its Second Annual Between The River’s 20-Mile Rummage Sale October 4 in West Carroll Parish in conjunction with the Fall Bluegrass Festival that will be taking place at the Lingo Center during the same weekend.

“Mayor Holland founded this event for the Chamber last year and it was a huge success,” Project Coordinator Linda Alexander said. “We now see what worked and what didn’t and are looking to make this year’s event better than last year.”

It is the goal of the Chamber to engage individuals living on La. Hwy 2 from Beouf River to the Bayou Macon and have at least one rummage sale every mile or so, on this stretch of roadway. Those who wish to participate who do not have homes on Hwy 2 are encouraged to register and set up on the courthouse square, where the grounds will be set up in festival fashion.

If you are interested in participating in this event and live West of Oak Grove on Hwy 2 please contact Alissa Owens at 318-669-5801, you live East of Oak Grove contact JaNeal Jones at 318-428-4701 or live in the city limits contact Linda Alexander at 318-428-4767.

Those who wish to set up at the Courthouse contact Charlotte Hamilton at 318-428-4700. Applications can be picked up at Goodwill General Store, JaNeal’s Beauty Saloon or at the Chamber Office.

There will be a small fee of $10.00 for the Courthouse or $5.00 for private property to participate which will offset the cost of Radio and Newspaper advertising for the event.

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UP AND COMING EVENT DATES:

Lt. Governor’s Tourism Summit 2014 – August 26th – 28th
Jesse James Festival – September 19th & 20th (Parade 11:00 am)
Fall Bluegrass Festival–October 1st– 4th (Chamber hosts the Wed. night meal Oct 1st)
Between the Rivers Garage sale October 4th (Linda Alexander & Alisha Owens-Goodwill)
ULM Choir November 20th
Chamber Holiday Dinner November 18th
Shop Small Saturday – November 29th (Parade 2:00 pm)

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday September 16th 5:30 pm

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Jessie James Festival Sept. 19-20 in Oak Grove

Oak Grove Downtown Development is slated to host its 10th Annual Jessie James Outlaw Roundup Festival 2014 Main Street Oak Grove, LA September 19-20, in Oak Grove, La.

Festival Contacts are Shirley Key: (318) 428-4448; or (318) 282-1542 Karen McEntire: 428-1001 or (318) 789-2465; Vicki Clarkson: 428-4819.

Applications for vendors and the parade are available at Lighthouse Graphics, 105 N Briggs in Oak Grove and on our Facebook page, Jesse James Outlaw Roundup Festival.

Anyone setting up a space on city sidewalks in the historical district is required to fill out an application from the festival committee with the exception of merchants who display their own merchandise from their store. Jesse James Outlaw Roundup Festival, P.O. Box 1185, Oak Grove, LA 71263

 

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Media Advisory: OG City Government Ceremonial Inaguration June 30 at Harvest Assembly

Ceremonial Inauguration Slated for June 30th at Harvest Assembly

 

OAK GROVE, La. — The Ceremonial Inauguration for the newly elected Town Council of Oak Grove, Louisiana and Mayor-Elect Adam Holland will take place Monday, June 30, 2014 at Harvest Assembly Church, 404 Hospital Road in Oak Grove, La. at 6 pm.

 

Program details are still begin finalized and an official press release with those details will be released next week. 

 

The event is open to the public and a reception will follow to allow the citizens a chance to meet their newly elected representatives.

 

No public funding is being used to host this event.

 

Though this is not the official release we request that you begin announcing this event in order for our constituents to be able to make schedule arrangements to attend.

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W.C. Chamber and US Small Business Administration Team up for Work Shop

For Immediate Release
W.C. Chamber of Commerce
April 30, 2014
From: Adam T. Holland 318-282-6938

W.C. Chamber and US Small Business Administration Team up for Work Shop

NEW ORLEANS — Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 19 at 6 PM at the Thomas Jason Lingo Center meeting room, in Oak Grove, La.

Michael Ricks, District Director of SBA’s Louisiana District Office and Melissa Daigrepont, Economic Development and Public Information Officer, will present information on government contracting certification programs, SBA loans and other resources for small business owners. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register for this event, please email Melissa.daigrepont@sba.gov.

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Sweet Potato Festival and Spring Blue Grass April 3-5 in Oak Grove, La.

Sweet Potato Festival and Spring Blue Grass April 3-5 in Oak Grove, La.

Sweet Potato Festival Contact : Todd Nevels 318-282-1549
Sweet Potato Parade Contact: Linda Sumerell 318-680-9736
Blue Grass Festival Contact: Lingo Center 318-428-5282

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