The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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June 7, 2013

Library hosting Battle of the Bands

PALESTINE — The Palestine Public Library is hosting a Battle of the Bands this summer for teens.

Most people do not associate such events with their public library; however several libraries across the United States hold an annual teen Battle of the Bands.

Teens (between the ages of 12-18) who are part of a band of at least two people, or who just play for fun, are encouraged to stop by the library for an entry form and to submit a recording either through CD, or upload a video to YouTube and send the link to youth librarian Jamie King at

Forms can be picked up at the Palestine Public Library located in the Palestine Mall.

At least five bands must sign up in order to have a battle. Deadline to enter is June 15.

First place winners will receive $250 plus studio time, with second place winning $150 and third place winning $75.  

Bands will be selected and announced on June 21. Those selected will perform in the Battle of the Bands on July 6 at the Palestine Mall.

Battle of the Bands is part of the 2013 Summer Reading Programming for the Palestine Public Library. The library offers a variety of programming for all ages. The Youth Summer Reading Club theme for 2013 is “The Arts.”

For official rules and details call Jamie King in the youth department  at 903-729-4121.

Myrtle Beach trip planned

Meals on Wheels Dogwood Travelers are sponsoring a seven-day, six-night trip to the Myrtle Beach and Charleston, S.C. area. The bus will depart from the Palestine Senior Activity Center, 200 N. Church St.  

Attractions will include many sites of Myrtle Beach, with time at the Village of Barefoot Landing; dinner and a show at the Alabama Theater with a backstage tour; a dinner at Phillip’s Crabhouse and the show “Le Grande Cirque”; a Jazz Brunch at The House of Blues; and Broadway at the Beach.

Also included on the trip is a day tour of Charleston, which will include a guided tour of the city; Historic Charleston Market; as well as a Harbor Cruise of Charleston which will include The Battery, Patriots Point and Fort Sumter. The tour will include six nights lodging, travel by motorcoach, five breakfasts and four dinners.

Cost of the trip for two in a room is $849 per person; three in a room is $829 per person; and one in a room is $1,039 per person. A $100 deposit will secure a place on the trip with the balance needing to be paid by Aug. 1. First deposit is due no later than July 20. Deposits made by June 23 will receive a $50 discount off the cost of the trip.

For more information or to request a brochure, call 903-729-6344 or email

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