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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - September 2009
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Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past set for September 26
Tyler County Booster - September 2009

According to the number of tickets turned in for take-outs and at the window inside, I was off a little on my guess for the total served at the annual Mexican Dinner fund-raiser for the Tyler County Heritage Society held August 28th at the Lion’s Den. I guessed a little over 500 but we had about 425 tickets. That is a goodly number of people served but I am willing to bet that we had some patrons who forgot to turn in their tickets. Surely seemed to me that there were more “happy eaters” than that! We only hope that everyone who purchased tickets were pleased with their meal and will plan to participate next year. In the week of the Mexican Dinner there was an ad in the paper listing the then known donors to the Silent Auction. The following businesses or individuals also made donations and we thank you for your help and generosity – George and Brenda Cowan, Timberline Nursery, Education First FCU (Woodville Branch), Mott Wholesale, Elizabeth Toliver, Christian Book Store in Jasper and Annette Yeager. There are also some volunteers who worked getting the meal ready that were not recognized last week. They are Jewel Bell, Peggy Burton, Ava Leisi, Donna Pitts, Beth Faircloth, Steve Pitts, and little Carli Ann Maddox. Praline makers were Gloria Newsome, Peggy Burton, Rebecca Duckworth, Mattie Bryan, Elizabeth Toliver and Sandy Taylor. Gloria Newsome, Martha Pitts and Anna Beth Willis are among the volunteers who worked getting the food prepared and then helped with the serving. Thanks to all our loyal volunteers! We can’t have events like the Mexican Dinner without your help. We appreciate you. Special thanks to Mary B’s Florist for their help in selling so many of the dinner tickets. Thanks to Brandi Long who helped put together several of the gift baskets that were in the Silent Auction. And thanks, again, to Martha Pitts, who was chairman of this event, for a job well done. We can now turn our efforts to other things. And before I forget it – have you seen the “new” sign for Heritage Village coming into Woodville on Hwy. 69 just past the bridge on the right-hand side? It looks so great. I have been fussing about the old sign for years; it was faded and looked as if it could fall down any minute. Now we have a sign that we can point to with pride. The next “happening” at Heritage Village is the event we call “Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past”. This event has evolved over several years into the production this year that is billed as a storytelling concert. Shelby Smith, an excellent professional storyteller in her own right, has put together a wonderful line-up of four storytellers for your entertainment and enjoyment. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26th. The gates will open at 6:00 p.m. for you to tour the Village and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children 5-12. All the stories will be presented from the stage on the Village Green so you need to plan to be present and in place by 7:00 in order to hear all the stories. Late arrivals will be admitted between story-tellers.

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