What's your East Feliciana film story?
Clinton resident Mildred Worrell is asking for help from area residents.
“I am the director of Marston House (ca. 1836, 11016 Bank St., Clinton), the classic Greek Revival structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places,” she said. “It has been restored in the last few years due to the generosity of one of the Marston heirs.”
She points out building has been a center for social activities — teas, showers, wedding receptions — but the small volunteer staff can no longer handle that.
“We have come to the conclusion that Marston House’s highest and best use may be as a location for displays and programs that feature local artists, historians and other lecturers of local interest,” she said. “Since the subject of movies filmed in and around Clinton blew into our consciousness, we are exploring the concept of housing an exhibit of same.”
Worrell said that initial talks with neighbors have brought up much interest.
“I was gratified to find out a large coterie of folks my age and a bit older not only are alive but sentient enough to remember the filming of the first movie classic, 'The Long, Hot Summer,' here in 1957-58."
Many have offered memorabilia and stories, she said.
“Let’s see if we can scratch up some old memories that can be used as colorful enhancement to the simple site maps. Pictures. Stories. Actual mementos,” Worrell said.
If you know of some movie connection, new or old, contact Worrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feliciana Airpark's third annual Fly In, which was to be held Saturday has been postponed. The early week rain left the airpark too muddy. The airpark will make an announcement when the event is rescheduled.
East Feliciana camp
The East Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and East Feliciana 4-H are hosting Clover Bud Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-27 at Bob R. Jones Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road. Deadline to sign up is July 6. Children ages 5-8 in East Feliciana Parish are invited. The cost is $5 and includes breakfast, lunch and a snack, as well as a T-shirt. Parents can drop-off children or transportation can be arranged. Call (225) 665-0696 or (225) 683-3101 for information or to register.
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- On Wednesday, the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana will hold its annual Parish-to-Parish Luncheon in St. Francisville. The chambers of commerce for East and West Feliciana parishes are involved. Visit facebook.com/events/524059061321425/ for details.
- A Walk in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at Parker Park in St. Francisville.
- The Big Chill, with the Chris Leblanc Band and Rewind, fireworks, snow, a water wars, a rock wall and more, will be held from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 7 at West Feliciana Sports Park. Admission is free; parking is $10.