The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade, sponsored by Center Tire Company, was held Wednesday on the Historic Downtown Center Square. Spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries. Junior Chamber of Commerce students led the parade. Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ihlo Sales and Imports and Professional Title Services.
According to parade chairman, Marco Palleras, trophy winners include: First Place – Windham Family Dental; Second Place – Lawn Chair Brigade; Third Place – Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Queen’s Court parade winners are Sweepstake Award – Abi Hooper; Presidential Award – Kalei LaRock; Mayor’s Award – Jocelyn Berry and Honorable Mention – Macayla Mayo.
The festival will begin with opening ceremonies presented by Farmers State Bank at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4.