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It’s Parade time again!

TEAGUE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT received a generous donation of cases of bottled water, Power Aid, and Gatorade from Teague Boggy Lodge #739 on Friday, April 28th at the fire station. Shaking hands are TVFD Fire Chief Jody Bodine and Boggy Lodge Worshipful Master Lin Utsey, looking on at the delivery of the thirst quincher which will be consumed by firemen are John Bell, Charles Day, Russel Teel, Richard Gillet, Matt Gillet, Richard Steen, and Bobby Childs.

The 2017 Freestone County Fair theme is Take the plunge~ Kick up your heels~ and get ready to rock at the Freestone County Fair and Rodeo .

The 2017 Freestone County Fair parade is set for Monday June 12, as the kickoff for the fair. Parade chairman Vanessa Smith, who is coordinating the event with daughters Michelle Watterson and Lisa Schick, reports that there were 150 entries last year and expects to easily reach that number again.

Up for grabs as top prize is the ?Spirit of Freestone Award,? a traveling trophy currently held by multiple winner Incommons Bank. This trophy is awarded to the local organization or business that best represents or interprets the theme.

Prizes of $50 each will be given to entries denoting the most creative, most entertaining and most beautiful.

The parade each year contains a little bit of everything, floats, antique vehicles, marching bands, fire trucks, Miss Freestone County and Miss Teen Freestone County pageant contestants, Winners from the Little Miss Freestone Pageant, bicycles, motorcycles and horses.

The parade is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

Entries must be lined up in assigned spaces by 6 p.m. for judging.

Participants in the Best Dressed Cowboy and Best Dressed Cowgirl, open to ages eight and under, will be judged at 6 p.m.. Cowgirl and Cowgirl participants must be able to sit on a horse by themselves.

For safety reasons, candy and other objects cannot be thrown along the parade route from moving vehicles. Walkers, however, may throw candy.

Parade entry forms are necessary so the Parade announcers have information about each entry and are available at all newspapers in Freestone County, The Chamber office and at Texas 99 Radio station completed entry forms can be dropped off at Texas99 Radio station across from the hospital.

AFTER YOUR ENTRY IS RECEIVED YOU WILL BE CALLED WITH AN ENTRY NUMBER AFTER JUNE 1ST.

For entry and parade information call Vanessa Smith at 903-389-6938 / 903-388-2920, Michelle Bottoms Watterson at 903-390-0935 or Lisa Schick at 903-390-0934

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