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Society Mexican Dinner is August 28
Tyler County Booster - August 2009
It’s now official. Heritage Village will host the “Old Fashioned Fourth of July” celebration next year. The committee responsible for the event met and determined that it is well worth having again. Plan now to be a part of a great time to celebrate our country’s independence. We will again have the children’s bike parade, the quilt block contest and the pie baking contest. Now would be a good time to plan for next year’s parade since most of the stores have 4th decorations on sale. You will also have a year to plan a 12 x 12 quilt block with a patriotic theme. It was determined that we did not have ample time this year for our quilters to plan and execute so we wanted to be sure to let you know about the contest in plenty of time for next year. Bakers, get out your best pie recipes and start planning for next year.
Crusts need to be homemade, not commercial ones. There are several categories so you will be able to enter more than one pie. If you are practicing and want to bring your pie by the Village for someone to taste test, I’m sure the employees in the Gift Shop will be happy to oblige! Did you know that Heritage Village is listed by the Pilot’s Association? Pilots fly into the airport, call the Village, and we pick them up to eat at the Pickett House and tour the Village. That is just another way we have of getting more people from around the country to visit. We regularly have one or more planes come in and most have found out about us through word of mouth or through the pilot’s group.
Talk about good advertising! You might have noticed that we are getting some much needed repairs done. Time and storms have taken their toll on some of our buildings. Among those repaired were the Tolar Cabin, the Railroad Depot, the JP building, the Vidette, and the Seamstress Shop. The JP Building was leaning and it has also been leveled. The buildings that were painted will have the new boards painted to match and the ones with no paint will be allowed to weather naturally. A French drain has also been installed in the walkway in front of the chair factory. This will greatly help with drainage in that area. You will also notice that the big gate into the Village from the main parking lot has been replaced, thanks to Leslie Smith. It was about to fall down. Leslie totally reworked it and replaced the bad boards.
It is now much easier to close and when it is closed the big gap isn’t there. Surely looks good! Thank you, Leslie. The Mexican Dinner is scheduled for August 28th so put it on your calendar. Martha Pitts, general chairman, and Gloria Newsome, “atmosphere” chairman, have already started putting the event together. Tickets will soon be available from Board members and from several locations around Woodville. This is a fund-raising event for the Heritage Society with proceeds going into the operating budget. This is the budget that pays the bills and provides the materials necessary to stay open, including paying the employees. Your support is vital to our success. Plan now to attend and tell all your friends and neighbors to attend.