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Dogwood Festival Queen’s Weekend Saturday
Tyler County Booster - April 2009
With two of the three Tyler County Dogwood Festival Weekends successfully behind us, everyone is looking forward to this weekend when the Queen’s Weekend crowns the entire Festival. Woodville is the place to be Saturday, April 4. Plan to get up early for the Fun Run and stay up late for the Queen’s Pageant. Queen’s Weekend is the original event, the one the Dogwood Festival Queen’s Weekend Saturday Dogwood Festival was built on. And, this the 66th time Tyler County has celebrated this weekend.
The fun starts at 8:30 a.m. in front of Kirby Gym, 505 N. Charlton, with the Dogwood Dash. Watch for the runners as they weave through the streets of Woodville during this 5K run. Don’t head home after the run, though, because there will be booths filled with arts and crafts and lots of good food set up around town. The booths open at 9 a.m.. If you like classic and antique cars, or motorcycles, be sure to check out Venture Touring Society’s exhibition set up by Courthouse square in Woodville. There are always lots of beautifully restored autos to drool over. The Queen’s Parade starts at 2 p.m. and travels through downtown Woodville. It is filled with beautiful floats, antique cars, motorcycles, visiting royalty, marching bands and lots more. The 2009 Parade Marshal is Sergio Ramos. The highlight of the day, though, is the Queen’s Coronation and Historical Play presented in Dogwood Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. The elaborate set is draped with hundreds of handmade flowers. Visiting Duchesses will take the stage, along with the Children’s Court, Ladies-In-Waiting and, finally, the Princesses. One of the five Princesses, representing five cities in Tyler County, will be crowned Dogwood Queen. The Historical Pageant will follow.