April 7 & 8, 2017
The Grant Parish Dogwood Festival is held annually on the first weekend of April at Pollock, Louisiana. Festivities include a street dance, motorcycle ride, car show, arts & crafts vendor sale, entertainment, and a parade.
2017 Grand Marshals
The James A. and Ruth Clinton Granger Family
Right to left, ages 91 down to 79
front row: Ruth O'Quinn, Jane Morrison, Lois Caffey, Shirley Swor
back row: Harold Granger, Phillip Granger
All siblings grew up in Pollock and have never forgotten their upbringing in a small town setting. Their mother Ruth Clinton, along with another woman, started the Dogwood Trail. These 2 decided on the location of the trail, and with the assistance of the Kisatchie Forestry people, had maps printed so they could be passed out at the businesses in town.
The Grangers came to Pollock at the turn of the 20th century and became heavily involved in the town. The Clintons, Ruth's paternal family, settled in the central Louisiana area in the early 1800s.