Just about any sunny Saturday in Coushatta some group is holding a car wash. Saturday, June 17th the youth group from Open Door Fellowship washed vehicles in the VFW parking lot.
The Youth Pastor is J.P. Handy, and he told the Journal they were washing cars to earn money for camp. “The youth is going to Tall Timbers Baptist Campground south of Alexandria,” said Handy. They are holding a total of 4 car washes as part of their fundraising effort.
Handy says about 30 people including chaperones are going this summer. The group is made up mostly of youth who attend Open Door however some of the youth do not. Handy said, “All slots for this summer’s camp have been filled and there is a waiting list. There may be two slots that would be open for girls.” And Handy says they always welcome additional youth to join their group.
Handy said, “The camp they are going to attend is a Christian camp put on by the Louisiana Baptist. It’s a time for the youth to get away from the distractions of life and have a time to improve their relationship to the Lord, or get to know the Lord.” Handy describes the camp as one of the best in the state of Louisiana.
Other car washes will be held on July 1st, 15th, and the last Saturday in July the 29th. They will be held at the VFW Post on Highway 71 beginning at 8:00 am each day.