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Big Thicket Messenger - Local News
Stories Added - August 2009
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company

Annual Mayhaw
Big Thicket Messenger - August 2009

The annual Mayhaw Festival is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 2, with a number of interesting and exciting events planned for this year.
The Festival gets underway at noon on Thursday, April 30, when the food vendors will set up. The Carnival will open at 4:00 p.m. in the Hull-Daisetta High School parking lot.
The Mayhaw Festival Beauty Pageant begins at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening in the Hull-Daisetta High School Auditorium. The pageant was open to participants ages 2 through sixth grade and 7th to 12th grades. Contestants will be judged on appearance, poise and congeniality. Margo Lowe and Amanda Barrier were in charge of this event.
Participants in the barbecue cook-off will begin moving in for competition at noon Friday, May 1. The cook-off will be held at the north end of Daisetta, across from the fire station. Categories include Beans, Ribs, Special Ingredient and Brisket. Teams interested in participating should call Debra Fregia at (936) 536-1000 or (936) 334-4643 or Cindy Fregia at (936) 687-4955 or (936) 402-2559.
The 2009 Mayhaw Festival will also host a free dinner for senior citizens from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. across from the Hull-Daisetta Fire Station. Contact Debra Kay Fregia at (936) 536-1000 for more information.
Other events scheduled for Friday include a Dodgeball Tournament in the high school gym beginning at 4:00 p.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $25.00. Contact Trent at (936) 334-2779 for more information.
The carnival will run from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
If you are interested in participating in the Horseshoe and Washer Pitching Contests, sign up begins at 6:00 p.m. The entry fee is $10.00. for information contact Charlie Key at (936) 346-3009.
The 42 Tournament gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. The entry fee is $10.00. Refreshments will be provided for the teams only. Contact Cathy Johnson at (936) 334-3331 for additional information.
Gospel singing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like to be a part of the gospel singing, contact Jace Fregia at (936) 587-4955.
Saturday, May 2, will be a day filled with events and activities. Crafters and vendors will begin setting up at 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and booths will be open to the public at 10:00 a.m. in the high school parking lot. Craft booth fees are $25.00. For more information, call (936) 536-1114 or 536-6210.
The Kiddie Trail Ride will saddle up in front of Shannon’s Welding on FM 834 at 8:00 a.m. for a ride into town to join with the parade. For more information call Shannon Taylor at (936) 776-2373.
The annual Mayhaw Festival Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. The parade lines up at the north end of Daisetta on FM 770 near the fire department and will make its way through downtown Daisetta. Contact Marvin Fregia at (936) 536-6202 for entry information.
Entries in the cake, cookie and jelly competition should be checked in at the Hull-Daisetta High School gym between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Judging will take place at 11:00 a.m. A $5.00 entrance fee is required for each entry. Contest rules and registration information is available online at www.mayhawfestival.org or contact Connie McCreight at (936) 536-3389.
The historic Pounds House, located one mile south of Daisetta, on FM 770, will hold an open house from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to welcome visitors.
The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament tips off at 11:00 a.m. in the high school gym. The entry fee is $25.00 and entry forms can be downloaded at www.mayhawfestival.org.
Winners in the barbecue cook-off, along with the cake, cookie and jelly competition winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. across from the Hull-Daisetta Volunteer Fire Department. 
The annual Auction will begin at 8:00 p.m. and then the
Festival will conclude the day, with a dance from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight.

 



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