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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - April 2009
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Nice weather brings lots of visitors
Tyler County Booster - April 2009
I am sure I’ve said it before but if not here it is—we are having a glorious spring! The latest round of rain showers (in some cases a downpour!) has left the sky a beautiful blue and the air smelling sweet. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, the mosquitoes aren’t bad yet, and the temperature is just right. All of the above probably helps to explain why we are having such good days at Heritage Village with visitors from out of town. Sundays bring car clubs and motorcycle groups to tour and eat at the Pickett House and during the week we are seeing an increase in tours and just regular visitors who are out for a drive and come in to see what the Village is all about. In some cases these visitors have done their homework on the internet and they have come deliberately to see what the area has to offer. These are the visitors who stay in our motels, shop at the local stores, and eat at local restaurants. The Chamber of Commerce actively seeks tourist dollars because they greatly help the local economy.

If you have a computer you might be interested in searching for Tyler County, Texas and Heritage Village to see what others throughout the country are viewing. The Village was the location for a birthday party over the weekend. It was supposed to be an outside event in the heart of the Village, complete with big tent, but the rainy weather forced it into the Pickett House. Congratulations to the birthday boy! I mention this because you need to know that Heritage Village is available for parties – reunions, birthday, anniversary, confirmation, baptism, retirement, etc. Just call the Village at 283-2272 to discuss your needs with Ofeira Gazzaway. She has a fee schedule that will accommodate most any budget. Thanks to the ones of you who have called about helping with our tours. We need more of you to call so we will have a nice list of docents to call upon with all the many tours we are scheduling. Just call 283-2272 for all the details.

You will be given a training course (short) and you will then work with a seasoned docent before you are turned loose with your own group. We are about ready to continue work on the Fiber Arts Building. You may remember that I asked earlier for help with preparing the forms for the concrete. We need people with shovels who can dig the footings needed to give the building the support it needs. This could even be a church group or a scout group. Call the Village at 283-2272 for details about the time. To the best of my knowledge we have not had anyone call to volunteer to help with simple carpentry and electrical jobs. Isn’t there someone out there who has a little time they would like to give to help us maintain your Heritage Village? I was recently looking back over newspaper columns from before I started writing this one. In many of the columns written by Dottie Johnson there is a plea for volunteer help so I don’t feel so bad about asking for help. We are very frugal with our operating monies and have very little to spend on hiring help for minor jobs. That is why we need you. Please call.



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