It sure looks like everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. Many people are out walking and cycling in the mornings and evenings, and people are working in their gardens or putting up decorations for Halloween.

From the looks of things, The Myrtles Plantation soon won’t be the only spooky place in town. There’s still lots to do for the rest of October in West Feliciana, so check these events out.

Soul stories shared

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 to Oct. 31 at Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, 12501 La. 10, visitors will be treated to Rosedown Funeral and Soul Stories each day.

The Rosedown Main House will be in mourning as interpretive staffers honors the memory of Daniel Turnbull.

Throughout the week, the plantation house will be decorated according to 19th century mourning customs, and site staff will discuss mourning practices and superstitions of the time.

At 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, staff will dress in 19th century-style mourning costumes and present a first-person interpretation of Turnbull-Bowman family members as they speak about their lives and share reminiscences from their pasts.

For information, call (225) 635-3110.

Halloween at the Myrtles

The Myrtles Plantation, 7747 U.S. 61, St. Francisville, is holding its annual Halloween Extravaganza every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October.

This St. Francisville plantation has gained a reputation through the years for being “one of the most haunted houses in America,” and people flock to West Feliciana for tours, especially near Halloween, perhaps hoping to have a ‘ghostly” experience first-hand.

For details, call (225) 635-6277.

Yellow Leaf Arts Fest

More than 50 artists and craftsmen are set to display their wares from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Yellow Leaf Arts Festival.

Music, homemade local food, an iron-working demo, poetry reading and more are on tap for the festival, at Parker Park on North Commerce Street in St. Francisville.

For information, email Lynn Wood at, call (225) 635-3665 or visit

Pastor appreciation

Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N., St. Francisville, will celebrate a Pastor’s Appreciation Worship Service to honor the Rev. Milton and first lady Rose Coats at 2 p.m. Sunday. Brother Robert Temple, of the Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will be appreciation speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Teen, tween programs

The first YA Cafe Book Club meeting was held Oct. 20 at the new library building on Burnett Road. Anyone interested in joining can still sign up at school libraries at West Feliciana Middle School and West Feliciana High School. Interested middle and high school students may sign up at the parish library or call (225) 635-3364.

Game Night is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the library.

Trick-or-treat hours set

Mayor Billy D’Aquilla has proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 30, as the official night for trick-or-treating in St. Francisville because of homecoming activities at West Feliciana High School on Friday, Oct. 31, Halloween night.

Children 12 years of age and under are permitted to participate in trick-or-treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Homecoming activities

West Feliciana High School’s homecoming activities and game are just a little more than a week away, so check the Oct. 30 issue of The Advocate Extra for information about the parade route and other activities.

Contact M.W. Willis by phone at (225) 301-0515 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email or Deadline: 1 p.m. Thursday.