GIBSLAND — Begin your day with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Lions Club building, then buy your tickets for the driving tour. Before you leave, take a leisurely walk around town where vendors will be selling native plants and crafts. Hand-made quilts will again be on display at the Gibsland Baptist Church and The Bonnie and Clyde museums will also be open.
New to the festival this year will be a demonstration by the Bayou Pots Dutch Oven Cooking group. The Bayou Pots will be located at the E.W. Merritt pavilion from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., where they will be demonstrating Dutch oven cooking and offering tastes and recipes. The director of the group, Bill Ryan will present Dutch Oven Cooking 101 classes at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Be sure to stop by the historic Springfield Baptist Church located in Mt. Lebanon. The church will be open with members sharing stories of its beginnings in 1865, as well as its present day mission.
With your $10 ticket, you will receive a map that will lead you to other attractions like the Blacksmiths demonstration at the home of Russell and Sue Kettler, the Mt. Lebanon Baptist church, established in 1837 and a driving tour along the back roads, where you can enjoy thousands of daffodils, both native and recently planted.
The ever popular “tablescapes” display will feature eight table designs at the Gibsland Methodist Church fellowship hall. Local talent, as well as those from Shreveport, Minden, Athens and Ruston will display their work with a celebration of daffodils through many different themes.
A beautiful hand crafted quilt will also be raffled as well as one thousand daffodil bulbs. Tickets for each of these unique items are $1. If your raffle ticket is picked, and you live within 75 miles of Gibsland, 1,000 ice follies bulbs will be planted for you.
For more information about Gibsland’s Jonquil Jubilee, call and speak to Holly or Tonya at 318 843 6228. You can also “like” the Jonquil Jubilee’s Facebook page.