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Village planning for upcoming events
Tyler County Booster - May 2009
School tours are finished for this year and the next two weeks are quiet (at this point) with no scheduled tours. This will also give our loyal docents a little rest time before other scheduled tours start the second week in June. Some time last week, if my information is correct, someone brought several boxes of newspaper clippings to the Village and left them. Some of the articles date back quite a ways – from the 1950’s. Our librarians are currently going through the boxes to determine if there is any information that we can use in our genealogy library. We don’t know who to thank and we need the person to call 283-2272 or come by the Village so we can fill out a donor form for our records. Sunday, the 17th, the parking lot was filled with Model A cars. The area club and guests had a meet and eat at the Pickett House. Surely was fun looking at all those old restored automobiles from a by-gone era. We never know when they are coming or I would give you a heads-up and you could come and enjoy them also. Last Friday, the 22nd, we had a photographer from Texas Highways Magazine at the Village taking photographs for an upcoming edition. He also visited the Pickett House, the Big Thicket, and locations in Beaumont. It was a good time for him to be present because we had a school tour in progress and that meant that we had demonstrators for all our crafts in place. I’ll let you know when it is printed so you can enjoy the article with us. On June 1st we will host the Tyler Country Hospital in a meeting to greet new doctors at 6:00 p.m. They will be eating in the Pickett House but they have requested a different menu from the usual Pickett House food. I mention this because I don’t think I have mentioned it before – if you would like a place for a party but would like something other than fried chicken, etc. you just need to call the Village at 283-2272 to talk with our director, Ofeira Gazzaway, about your wishes. We may be able to help you plan that special occasion. And speaking of special occasions, we will soon be into July and one of my favorite holidays – July 4th. We are planning a special time at the Village to help celebrate this year. Sandi Hargrove is chairman of the event and has enlisted help from the city, county, Chamber of Commerce, and the Tyler County Art League for this first of what we hope will continue for years to come as an Old Fashioned Fourth at the Village. Many of the details I will save for later but you need to know that it will be on Saturday, July 4th, beginning in the afternoon so it will not interfere with any lunch cookouts you might have planned. We will have a children’s parade that will begin in the parking lot and continue down the Village Main Street ending at the stage. We want children to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons, etc. (things non-electric) to be judged for prizes. You remember the community celebrations for the 4th from your childhood? That is what we will be trying to duplicate with this event. Please put the date on your calendar and plan to attend and watch the paper for further details. There will be no charge, just a lot of fun for people of all ages.