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Street dance, BBQ return for holiday
Trinity Standard - June 2008

TRINITY – After being canceled last year due to the death of its former sponsor, the traditional Independence Day street dance will once again be drawing crowds to downtown Trinity.

During the June 12 meeting of the Trinity City Council, officials gave their stamp of approval to the street dance as well as to a holiday barbecue cook-off.

Both the cook-off and street dance were cancelled in 2007 following the death of longtime sponsor Tim Holloman.

During last week’s council meeting, City Manager Phil Patchett announced that Art Walker of Trinity had agreed to sponsor the dance and the Trinity County Go-Texan Committee would host the barbecue cook-off.

“Mr. Walker contacted me about bringing back the street dance and he has agreed to take over as its sponsor,” Patchett told the council. “He will bring in a band and a band stand and I understand he is working with the chamber of commerce to bring back the booths that will be operating during the dance.”

The dance was a holiday tradition in Trinity for many years and was held on Main Street between Robb (Highway 19) and Railroad streets.

The dance, like the fireworks display sponsored by the city, will be held on Saturday, July 5. The fireworks will be fired over the city baseball fields of Maple Street starting at dusk and the dance will get underway following the fireworks show.

Sanctioned by the International BBW Association, the barbecue cook-off will be held July 4-5 at the Trinity Community Center grounds.

For information about the dance or the cook-off, contact Walker at (936) 594-2677.

Other business
In other action during last week’s meeting, the city council also:
• Accepted a $13,650 bid for a 30x75-foot equipment shed and a $8,500 bid for a 30x25-foot pipe stand to be built at the city’s equipment yard. The shed will be used to cover the city’s garbage trucks when they are not in use.

• Authorized the city to advertise for bids on the sale of a 1994 Chevrolet police car.

• Appointed Councilman Clegg DeWalt as the city’s representative on the Deep East Texas Council of Government’s board.

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