Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 120, No. 16, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 24, 2002 Page: 3 of 74
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Pageant among highlights
■^The month of March is full of
fun and special events in our com-
munity. Some long running annual
events are on the calendar and a
fqw with a short and successful
Miss Polk County Pageant
I The Miss Polk County Pageant
City of Livingston
Parks and Recreation
By LESLIE BOYKIN, superintendent
actually started in the 1960s as the
Miss Merry Christinas contest The
event name was changed to Miss
Polk County in 1975. The Chamber
of Commerce sponsored the event.
Miss Connie Coley was crowned
the first Miss Polk County that
The chamber decided hot to
sponsor the pageant in the 1980s
but that was not the end of it. Sev-
lal women in the community that
few the program as a worthy one
«cided to continue the event. They
reated a committee and incorpo-
ated the institution that continues
today. The Miss Po|k County
ageant, Inc. is a non-profit corpo-
ation that has given over $53,150
h scholarships to young women in
polk County through the years.
The scholarships are funded by
program and ticket sales for the
pageant, sponsor fees and contribu-
tions from businesses and individu-
The Miss Polk County Pageant
will be held at the Livingston High
School auditorium on Saturday,
March 2. Doors will open at 5:30
and the pageant will begin at 7.
With no reserved seating, people
should arrive early for the best
This year's pageant theme is
celebrating “Mardi Gras” and there
will be scholarships totaling over
$4,000 for the ladies. The
Livingston High junior class will
be selling refreshments at intermis-
sion in the lobby. There will be 21
beautiful and talented young ladies
competing in the pageant this year.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5
for students (K-12) and those 5 and
under will be admitted free. Come
out and support a long-running
program that has been supportive to
the youth of our community. You
can also enjoy a good show while
you are there.
Other March events
The Chamber of Commerce will
hold a fund-raiser event on March 7
and another fund-raiser, the Lion’s
Club Mop and Broom Sale, is
scheduled for March 9.
Go to the Barney Wiggins Rodeo
Arena during the week of March
11-16 to catch the action of the
Trinity Neches Livestock Show and
Livingston’s Trade Days will be
held at Pedigo Park March 15-17.
The February show had many
shoppers and we are looking foi-
ward to many more vendors and
shoppers in March with the spring
The third annual Easter Egg-
stravaganza is scheduled for March
23 at Pedigo Park) City staff are
business now assisting Peter Cot-
tontail by stuffing over 8,000 eggs
with candy and prizes. Peter will be
here that day fdr free pictures and
the first 250 kids at the egg hunt
will receive goodie bags packed
with food coupons and prizes.
Details on the events for March
Will be covered in later issues of
this column. Call the Parks and
Recreation Department at 3^7-5242
for more information.
SeCRETAHY OP STATE ALBERTO R. OOIUALES
★ ★★★★★★★ LECT********
Charles “Tommy” Overstreet
Polk County Commissioner, Precinct 4
★ Resident of Precinct 4 over 30 years
★ Member of LVFD for 1 7 years
★ Community Volunteer Youth Supporter|
★ Fair, Honest, & Dependable Values
★ Business fif Construction Experience
I Ask For Your Vote On March 12th.
Paid Political Adv. By Regina P. Dillard, Rt. 3 Box I I A, Livingston, TX 77331
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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002
VFW HALL, HWY 59 NORTH
Tickets are $10.°° per person
OF THE EVENING
"TAKE STOCK IN YOUR CHAMBER DRAWINGS/
$15,000.°° CASH, will be given away!
Certificates are on sale now!
Certificates may be purchased from any Board
Member, Ambassador, or at the Chamber Office.
This event is sponsored by
Polk County Chamber of Commerce
Benefiting Chamber programs.
For more information contact
Polk County Chamber of Commerce
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White, Barbara. Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 120, No. 16, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 24, 2002, newspaper, February 24, 2002; Livingston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth789586/m1/3/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Livingston Municipal Library.