Fall Fest board finalizing schedules for county fair

Panel meeting Monday to iron out details for week of Sept. 13-20

From Staff Reports

August 10, 2008 - Planning is in high gear for the 39th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival, slated this year from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20.

Several events and special programs have already been lined out, while final details are being ironed out for others.

The Hopkins County Festival Board Of Directors will have a planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. All members are urged to attend as the festival is only a month away, and scheduling needs to be set.

The Fall Festival Outdoor Entertainment Committee is in charge of scheduling entertainment for the Coca-Cola Sound Stage throughout the festival. The committee has several acts already confirmed, but is still looking for local entertainers to perform at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Thursday, Sept. 18, and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Those interested in performing are asked to submit a tape or CD to Buddy Gore at 6653 Texas Hwy 154 S, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or Joyce Davis at P.O. Box 177, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, for review. For more information, call at 903-885-4262 or 903-885-6176 and leave a message.

Also, nominations are still being accepted for the Hopkins County Longevity Awards -- "Male Living in Hopkins County the Longest," "Female Living in Hopkins County the Longest," "Couple Living in Hopkins County the Longest" and "Oldest Living Person in Hopkins County." They will be accepted through Aug. 15. Forms are available from Karon Weatherman at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, or by by calling 903-885-1661, or sending her an e-mail with nomination to: mealaday@yahoo.com. More information is available on the Senior Citizens Center website: www.sulphurspringsseniorcenter.com or by contacting Weatherman.

For more information about Fall Fest events, deadlines, the board and other activity contacts, visit the Fall Festival web site: www.hopkinscountyfallfestival.com

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