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Gallatin GopherFest slated for April 13

GALLATIN, April 5, 2013-- Gallatin area citizens will host the ninth annual Gallatin GopherFest Saturday, April 13, at the community center grounds.

Activities planned for the fair-like all day event will include arts and crafts, barbecue and chili cookoffs, horseshoe and washer tournaments. A Bouncehouse will be available for children. David and Debbie Chandler are cookout coordinators. Interested persons may call her at 903-705-9708 for additional information.

Barbecue will be offered for sale by the Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department. Musical entertainment will be provided by "Sugar Mountain," Ian Chandler, Flowers and Akin and other groups.

GopherFest attendees will participate in cake walks and a live auction. Raffles will be conducted for baskets of goodies and other items. All proceeds will be donated to the Gallatin Community Center for its maintenance and upkeep. Future projects include picnic tables, new flooring in the kitchen, main room and updating the building itself.

The 2013 Commemorative Gallatin GopherFest T-Shirts will be on sale for $10. Call 936.537.2448 to pre-order before April 13.

Booths for the event are $25 each. All food items have to be cleared with Cherokee County Health Dept. prior to sale. Booth registration should be made with vendor registration for the City of Gallatin, P.O. Box 95; Gallatin 75764; or by calling George Bostock III at 903-683-2056 or Mayor Palmer, 936-537-2448 or mayor@gallatintx.com.

Additional information can be obtained from Jane Bolden at 903-262-0595. Area citizens are invited to bring their chairs, family and friends and come out for a day of fun.

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