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May 23, 2014

Our Town: Reagan Park Splash Park to open Saturday


Get your bathing suit and sunscreen ready: The Reagan Park Splash Park will officially open with a Splash Bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“We will have music, activities and door prizes,” City of Palestine Event Coordinator Heather Hrebec said. “The Citizens on Patrol will have concessions available to purchase at the event.”

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the railroad-themed Splash Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.


PWFAA concludes season of entertainment

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association would like to thank everyone in the community, its sponsors and all the volunteers that helped to make this past season a huge success.

PWFAA brought the big names to Crockett, like Robert Earl Keen, Neal McCoy, Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan and Sinbad to name a few!

“These shows were very popular and helped us to continue our mission in providing the very best in live-entertainment for the citizens of East Texas,” a PWFAA news release said.

The PWFAA Arts in Education programs were a success this year too. The School-Time Series shows smashed previous records for attendance with more than 2,000 school kids attending each show. The 2014 Houston County Youth Talent Showcase had the largest crowd ever in attendance.


PWFFA Summer Events

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming again June 16-21 for a week-long theatre camp and workshops. Auditions for this year’s show, King Arthur’s Court will be at 10 a.m. Monday June 16 at the Crockett Civic Center.

The Summer Lightnin’ Concert Series starts June 5 with a free concert every Thursday night in June at the J.B. & Kathryn Sallas Amphitheatre at Arnold Park (next to the Houston County Museum).

This year’s line-up is Del Castillo, Guy Forsyth, Malford Milligan and The Derailers. The concerts are open to the public and families are encouraged to bring a picnic basket, chair and enjoy some of the best Texas music around!

In the meantime, the PWFAA will work on planning the 2014-15 season. Contact the PWFAA office at 936-544-4276 to find out the benefits of tax-deductible contributions in support of the arts in the community.

For more information on upcoming events or how to volunteer, call the number above or visit

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