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Texas Forestry Museum announces Texas Forestry Hall of Fame nominee

LUFKIN, September 13, 2013— The Texas Forestry Museum is pleased to announce the nomination of Joe Carter Denman, Jr. into the Texas Forestry Hall of Fame. The Texas Forestry Hall of Fame honors both deceased and living persons who have made substantial and lasting contributions to forestry and forest conservation in the state.

During World War II, Mr. Denman served as Lieutenant in the United States Navy. After graduating from Texas A&M, Mr. Denman went to work for Southern Pine Lumber Company in Diboll as a Professional Engineer. Following the merger with Time Inc., Mr. Denman became President and CEO of Temple-Eastex in 1977 and Chairman of the Board in 1983. He is also past President of the Southern Forest Products Association and the Texas Forest Products Manufacturers Association. He served as Director of the National Forest Products Association, the Forest Products Research Society, the American Plywood Association, and the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau. He has been an active member of the Texas Forestry Association.

The induction ceremony will be held at the Texas Forestry Museum’s TREEmendous Celebration, October 3rd at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin. There will also be live and silent auctions and dinner by the Square Shooters. Social hour and auction viewing will begin at 5:30 pm and the program will begin at 6:30 pm.

Presenting Sponsors that have helped to make this event possible include, Georgia-Pacific, Lufkin Printing, and The Main Event. Individual tickets are $50 per person. Tables of eight are: Gold sponsor $1,000, Silver Sponsor $750 and Bronze Sponsor $500. Tickets may be purchased at the museum or online at www.treetexas.com. Raffle tickets are also on sale at the museum for a Weatherby Synthetic Waterfowler 3.0 12 gauge pump shotgun, courtesy of Fleetwood Logistics, Inc. Tickets for the raffle are just $5.00 each. Contact the museum at 936.632.9535 for more information.

The Texas Forestry Museum is a private non-profit organization. Funds for educational programs, exhibits and general operations are generated through membership in the Museum’s Society, contributions and grants, and through fundraisers such as the TREEmendous Celebration. The Museum is located at 1905 Atkinson Drive in Lufkin and museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except for major holidays.

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