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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - January 2009
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Lots of activity at the Village during January and February
Tyler County Booster - January 2009

Congratulations to our own Gloria Newsome who was recognized
at the annual County Chamber of Commerce banquet with the Legacy Award for her volunteerism through the years with the Colmesneil Extension Club and with Heritage Village. Gloria is in charge of our docent program, is our newsletter publisher, and that is only the beginning of the many hats she wears to help keep the Village running smoothly. Congratulations also to Beverly Reese and Father Vecchio who were recognized as Honorary Citizens of the Year and to Sid Watts who was named Citizen of the Year. The eight “bed and breakfast” facilities in the county were recognized as businesses of the year. Congratulations to all and thanks to our Chamber of Commerce for recognizing these outstanding people and organizations.
During the past week we have hosted a Corvette Club and a church group at the Pickett House. The great weather gave everyone the urge to venture out and about. We also had the 2nd graders from Huntington Elementary along with faculty and parents on January 20th. Their trip was postponed from the fall because of Hurricane Ike. They were a great group and we hope they learned a lot!
February will soon be here and so far we have two weddings planned for February 14th in the Cherokee Church. How romantic is that! Fortunately they are at different times so we can accommodate
both of them.
If you know the brides and are looking for a nice wedding present or if you are looking for a special Valentine present, you need to look no further than our gift shop. We have restocked our offering of August Forge pewter in the special dogwood pattern. We have a lot of pieces to select from in a wide range of prices. We also have a lot of other unique items for your consideration. Come on in and browse to your heart’s content.
In March we have several “happenings” for you to include on your calendar. On March 2nd we will celebrate with our annual Toast to Texas. Seventh graders from the five Tyler County school districts
are invited to participate by writing a toast to Texas. The one judged best from each school will be read during the program and each student will receive a $50 savings bond. Information has been sent to each district about this essay contest but if you have questions please call the Village at 283-2272.
Also in March we have Festival of the Arts and Dinner on the Grounds. You may remember that this is the first of the three weekends of the annual Dogwood Festival. Dates for this (for your calendars) are March 21st and March 22nd.
Next week I’ll recap the annual meeting.
There is still time for you to join the Heritage Society if you have not. Dues for the year are $20 for individuals,
$30 for families, and $60 for small businesses. And thank you if you have.



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