Festival co-chairmen Jim Sawyer and Hollie Adams invite everyone to the 36th East Texas Poultry Festival hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremonies on the Frances Oates stage sponsored by Farmers State Bank. Brother Alvin Davis will deliver the invocation, Center High School Band will perform the National Anthem, Timpson ISD Kindergarten will lead the Pledge to the Flag, Queen Sterling Parker and her court will cut the feathers, and the Welcome will be brought by County Judge Rick Campbell, Center Mayor David Chadwick and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President Chad Nehring. For the complete schedule of events for the 36th East Texas Poultry Festival visit the festival page at www.shelbycountychamber.com. For questions, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682.
The first Chicken Run 5K Run/Walk will be held at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, during the East Texas Poultry Festival. All proceeds to benefit the Shelby County CASA. Cost to participate will be as follows is $25 – 5K participant; $15 - 5K participant (student k-12); and $10- Kids Race (100 yd). For more info contact Anna Lee at (936)598-5688.