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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - October 2009
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Harvest Festival coming up October 16-18 at Village
Tyler County Booster - October 2009

This is another of those columns that I write ahead of the deadline because of out of town trips. Consequently I am unable to write about “Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past” after the fact. I can only hope that many of you made the trip to Heritage Village on Saturday evening to listen to excellent storytellers spin their yarns. More next week. As did many of you, I received the monthly newsletter of the Tyler County Heritage Society this past week. This “labor of love” is edited, published and mailed by Gloria Newsome for the Heritage Society. Thank you, Gloria, for all your work on the newsletter. Gloria usually times it to come out just after the monthly board meeting. In this last newsletter I learned of the sudden death of long-time Society member and supporter Donnie Pitts. I don’t know why I didn’t know about it sooner or see it in the Booster but I didn’t. I just saw Donnie at the annual Mexican dinner that was chaired by wife, Martha Pitts.

Our sympathies and prayers go out to Martha and the family in this untimely death of their husband and dad. Many thanks to members of the local Rotary Club that meets weekly in the private dining room at the Pickett House. They recently cleaned and repainted the room and it looks sooooo good. Thank you so much. We can now shift our emphasis to the second event of the fall season – Harvest Festival. It will be held October 16-18 at Heritage Village, located on Hwy. 190 west of the town. School day, a day set aside particularly for our school kids, is set for October 16th. Several schools have already made reservations to attend. On Saturday and Sunday, we have entertainment planned throughout the day and there will be vendors and food booths. The Pickett House will also be open if you prefer a boarding house style meal.

Several of the pioneer crafts will be demonstrated. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Admission for this event will be $6 for adults and $3 for children between 6 and 12. Children under 6 are admitted free of charge. We still need corn stalks and other fall materials, including hay, to decorate the Village for Harvest Festival. If you have anything you think we can use please call the Village at 283-2272. We are also accepting applications for food vendors and craft vendors. For further information, please call the Village 283-2272.

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