St. Alphonsus Nears $100,000 from Auction & Festival of Two Rivers

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From the St. Alphonsus newsletter

    Thanks to everyone for a very successful 2011 Auction and Fair. This year’s combined events netted $99,155.00.  St. Alphonsus Church and School have each received a check in the amount of $47,500. These funds will be used as designated in their approved budget for the new fiscal year, which began on July 1st. The cash balance will be held in the Auction/Fair checking account to be used as startup funds for next year’s events. The Auction & Fair committee has begun planning for 2012. Our chairman this year will be Daniel Boullion. Auction Night will be Saturday, February 11, 2012, and our Fair will be the last weekend in April. Mark your calendars!


  1. Another Central resident

    July 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    That is great news. Our kids had a wonderful time riding the carnival rides and the weather was awesome this year.

    I would like to see both Cooking in Central and Festival of Two Rivers join forces and make one large festival for Central. Cooking in Central really hasn’t offered a lot for the kids and young adults to keep them interested while the festival of Two Rivers has the carnival rides that many usually associate with Festivals.

    Our family went for years to the Washington Parish Fair in Franklinton. The schools in the area (even up to Tylertown, Ms)would close for several days to allow families to attend.

    Instead of this just being a weekend attraction maybe they could make it Wednesday thru Sunday. Also, both of these events in Central are so close together. This could attract more people from the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas to help bring money to the community.

    Just a thought.

  2. Alton R Ashford

    July 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    ACR, I think you are on to something. I haven’t attended the Franklinton Fair in 20 years but it was an attractor of people. It would be a great model to copy. There are lots of small towns across La. that have annual festivals that are well attended and very popular. Festivals, which raise money for cities,churches,etc., attract people because they want to get away with the family for a day or weekend. Not because it is billed as a fundraiser. You do take a chance however with weather and attendance with the added attractions that have to be purchased. Great thought.

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