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Neches Heritage Day Festival coming this weekend

NECHES, April 29, 2014-- The Neches community will celebrate its Annual Festival on May 3, with a parade, arts and crafts, music and free games for kids of all ages.

The parade line-up will begin at 9:30 a.m., on FM 2574, at the Neches City Limits sign. It will travel through Neches and end at the Marvin Skeen Community Center on FM 19, adjacent to Neches Elementary School. Decorated floats, all types of cars, two and four wheeled vehicles, horses and drawn carriages will fill the parade. To enter call Arlene 903-584-3371 McReynolds

The festival will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Center.

The three best floats will receive prizes of $100, $50, and $25, respectively. Call Arlene McReynolds at 903-584-3371 if you are interested in entering the parade.

The festival will begin with the National Anthem, invocation and recognition of veterans, announcements, winners of the parade floats and grand marshal trophies.

The festival will be held rain or shine, as a large covered tent will provide shade, seating and protection from the weather.

This is a family-oriented event for all ages and families.

Arts and crafts booths are available for $10 per space, food booth spaces are $20 per space. To reserve your place, call Pat Grounds: 903-584-3134,

A Cake Bake-Off will also be held. Entries will be judged on presentation, appearance and taste. Contact Deana Harris: 903-922-9083.

In addition. the Heritage Day Committee will take donations for a chance to win a Savage Arms Winchester 243 W/ Bushnell Scope. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. Tickets will be sold at Van's Country Store or from committee members and at festival grounds.

Neches history will be available to view.

For any additional information about the festivals call Pat Grounds: at 832-266-7306 or Elaine Huddleston: at 903-724-4698 or 903-584-3210.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Elaine Huddleston about the event. Click below for more.


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