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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - May 2009
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School visits resume after flu scare
Tyler County Booster - May 2009

We are happy to report that since the health officials have decided that schools can reopen after the H1N1 flu scare the field trips that were cancelled have resumed. During the next week or so we will have students from Sallie Curtis Elementary in Beaumont, Fred, Orangefield, and Chester schools, Brandon Elementary in Lufkin, and Laura Reeves in Silsbee. In fact, we have school and senior tours scheduled until the last of May!

These tours can’t happen without the wonderful group of docents who guide our guests around and give a bit of the history associated with the buildings and artifacts throughout the Village. Thanks to Gloria Newsome, Jean Lamar, Nancy Bigham, Pat Phillips, Nick Lucas, Mayme Brown and Judy Evans. Special thanks to Yvonne Goff, our newest docent volunteer. We appreciate all of you! Thanks, also, to Walter and Betty Morgan. They came by the Village and wanted to know what they could do to help. And as I’ve mentioned many times, out came the running list of things needing done. One of the things Frank did was to work on some electrical problems in the Hamm House. One item can now be scratched off the list. Anyone else out there want to drop by and help Frank and Betty work on the list? We need you!

One reason we needed the electrical problems fixed is because we have a wedding scheduled in the Hamm House on Saturday, the 16th. Did you know that the Hamm House could be used for functions? Just call the Village at 283-2272 to discuss options for your next event. We would love to work with you. Periodically I mention items that we have available in the Gift Shop that you will surely enjoy. I am pleased to let you know that we now have for sale copies of David Rust’s book “Gritty Grace” in hardcover. David is one of our loyal volunteers who also writes a weekly column in the Booster. This would make a good addition to your personal library as well as a nice gift for someone you know.

Come by soon for your copy. While on the topic of gifts, graduations are just around the corner and we have some good ideas for your favorite graduate in a wide price range. Come by the Village from 9-5 daily and let our helpers point you in the direction of a perfect present. And while you are visiting to shop be sure to take a look at our newest exhibit in the exhibit room of the Gift Shop. This exhibit consists of photographs of butterflies and moths. There are also display cases of mounted specimens. The photographs are spectacular and you will see some specimens that will be unfamiliar to you. Thanks to Anna Beth and June Willis for preparing this latest exhibit for our viewing pleasure.



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