Since the launch of the Bienville Parish Journal’s Historical Video Archive, several more 8mm films have been digitized. The first 30 seconds of this film shows the Saline Christmas Parade in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Is that Merle Wayne Cheatwood on the horse carrying the American Flag? Is that Ronnie or Gene Humphrey in the race car? Joe Harper is walking behind the “Merry Christmas from Joe’s Barber Shop” sign. Jereme Dison is holding the sign on the left side. Blackie Ellis is leading a donkey which is carrying Carolyn Dison dressed as a clown.
If you have 8mm or super 8mm film which pertains to Bienville Parish in any way, please contact the Bienville Parish Journal at BPJNewsLA@gmail.com or call the editor at 318-332-0558.