Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" will be the special guest at the Celebration Rally to close out the Haughton adventure Weekend.
Haughton Adventure Weekend is planned for May 1-4. And has something for everyone. On May 1 at 5:45 p.m. at the Haughton High School football field there will be an “Xtreme Student Night” for middle and high school students. The night promises fun, local band music, free pizza and a message from nationally acclaimed speaker, Jay Lowder. A car and gift cards will be given away; participants must be present to enter. Registration starts at 5:45 p.m.
On May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Assembly of God on Highway 80 there will be a “Women’s Night Out” featuring singer and author LaDonna Gatlin. Gatlin has a message of hope, renewed by friendship and laughter. If you are over 21, you can register for a romantic get-away, gifts and more. Tickets are required for this event and are available starting March 30.
On May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an “Outdoor Family Fest” in the Haughton High School parking lot. This event is free to the public, and will be filled with games, food, pony rides, a car show, silent auction and vendor booths. Well-known fisherman Jimmy Houston will share fishing tips and casting demos at 2 p.m. Hunting- dog trainer Hank Hough, of Kingdom Dog Ministries, will also teach valuable life lessons during shows at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with his AKC-registered Labrador retrievers. Children can register to win one of two free AKC Lab puppies.
Also on May 3, there is an event for men called the “Men’s Extraordinary Sports Event” at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Haughton. Jimmy Houston and Jay Lowder will be the honored guests. Tickets are required for this event and go on sale March 30. The event will include a dinner and showcase of outdoor sports products and services. Giveaways will include a variety of hunting, fishing and sports items.
For the grand finale on May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Haughton High School football field there will be a “Celebration Rally.” This event will bring together many in the community from all denominations. There will be a worship service featuring the music ministry of Dove and Grammy Award winner, musician, songwriter, author and actor Jason Crabb. Jay Lowder will be the keynote speaker, sharing a message of hope for the entire community. Special guest will be Willie Robertson from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.” The event is free and the whole community is invited.
For those over 21, there will be a recreational vehicle giveaway sign up at most of the events. The RV will be given away during the Celebration Rally; participants must be present to win. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact (318) 949-0401. Online information is available at www.haughtonaw.com.
By Caroline King