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26th Annual Harvest Festival Photo Gallery

The 26h Annual Tyler County Harvest Festival was held Friday through Sunday, October 17 - 19, at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville. The weather was great and lots of people had lots of fun. Here's a photo gallery from Saturday.

Ivanhoe beautifies entrance

Ivanhoe Beauty Project

Ivanhoe Beautifies Entrance—The entrance to Ivanhoe has taken on a whole new look as a result of the combined efforts of the Friends of Ivanhoe and the Ivanhoe Property Owners Improvement Association. The project, which began Friday September 19 with replacing the old guard shack, was finished Sunday evening, September 21. They say "it takes a village" and the village really showed up to provide the labor and the materials to accomplish the entrance beautification.

Keys to Their New Home

Moyes Receive Keys

Rose and Nathaniel Moye, Sr., surrounded by their son, daughters and granddaughters receive the keys to their new home from Texas State Representative James White and Deep East Texas Council of Governments Board Members; Tyler County Commissioner Martin Nash and Woodville Mayor Ben Bythewood. The home is part of the HUD & TGLO Round 2 DCBG Disaster Recovery Housing Program being administered in Woodville and Tyler County by the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.

2014 Tyler County Fair will celebrate 40 years for event

August is not only the start of a new school year filled with humid after school practices and the beginning of Friday night lights, but it also ushers in another fair season. FFA and 4-H students all over the county are working in the heat and humidity to get their projects ready for the 2014 Tyler County Fair. "August is an exciting time for our fair kids," stated Tyler County Fair Board President, Billie Read. "This is the time when the kids are working hard to secure their spot in the auction. And the summer heat is hard on these animals. It's crucial the exhibitors pay extra attention to their projects. Their hard work pays off in the end though," Read went on to say. According to Read, some of these students have been working with their fair projects since early spring and will continue their work up until the Sunday after the fair. "The fair is not just FFA and 4-H projects, but it is also a showcase of some of the finest kids Tyler County has to offer," said Read.

The exhibitors are not the only ones getting things ready for this year's event, but fair organizers are busy as well. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the fairs continued success. Organizers are planning to make this year's fair the largest in its four decade history. The dates for the fun-filled event are October 1 through October 4, with each day jammed packed with family friendly activities. This year, as in years past, the Fair offers something for everyone. "We are going to get as much packed into the four day event as we possibly can," stated Home Economics Chairman, Leann Monk. "Besides the normal things we do each year, on Friday we are going to have the first ever "Tyler County Area Go Texan Day". This committee works hard all year to support our county students with scholarships and the fair board wanted to show our support of their efforts. They will be bringing in educational activities from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We are also going to have a Dutch oven cook-off, old fashioned farm hand games, and entertainment from Triple Creek RV Park. Then on Saturday we will be having a BBQ cook-off between the Tyler County FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs," explained Monk. "You surely do not want to miss this year's fair! All of this is on top of what we normally do," said Monk.

For more information on the fair or entry forms, please contact Leann Monk at 409-200-1866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for home economics and fine arts entries is Friday, September 19. The Dutch oven cook-off also has a deadline of the 19th.

Keeping Up With Home, Far Away From Home

Jim Powers Photo

Keeping Up With Home, Far Away From Home—Betty Jo Duffy, 71, of Cleveland, Ohio stopped by the Booster riding her beautiful three-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle, to renew her subscription in person. Duffy is a graduate of Warren High School and comes back to Tyler County often to visit friends and enjoy her childhood hometown. Duffy, like many former residents of our county, depend on the Tyler County Booster to keep them informed on the news, community happenings and great deals advertisers are offering. Do you know someone who would also like to receive the Booster weekly? Call or come by the office and subscribe for them, and we will give you a free classified ad. (Photo - Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster)