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Rotary International Study Program Exchange Group

Rotary Club

Rotary International group study exchange program team from District 4540 in Brazil visited Woodville last week. The Woodville Rotary Club hosted the team and arranged trips to Livingston and Huntsville, as well as the chance to see the Dogwood Festival here. A team from this area will also be visiting Brazil later this year. The team was presented a Texas flag by State Representative James White at a reception held for them. The team consists of Pamela Silva, Ivan Pironti, Thiago Facchini (team leader), Livia Silva, and Jose' Rocha. They are shown with Woodville Rotary Club representativses Jerry and Rochelle Springfield. Their tour of South East Texas will continue for about a month. The Woodville club, as always, enjoys hosting teams each year.

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Dogwood Festival 5K Fun Run Winners

Fun Run 2014 Winners (Jim Powers Photo)

Dogwood Festival 5K Fun Run winners—Over 140 runners turned out to compete in this year's fun run on a chilly, windy morning. Everyone appeared to have a great time, though.

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Dogwood Festival of the Arts is this weekend!


Welcome to the Dogwood Festival of the Arts­—This photo from the 2013 Festival of the Arts shows a welcoming wave from the porch of the Railroad Station at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville. Be there this weekend! (Photo: Jim Powers/Booster)Welcome to the Dogwood Festival of the Arts­—This photo from the 2013 Festival of the Arts shows a welcoming wave from the porch of the Railroad Station at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville. Be there this weekend! (Photo: Jim Powers/Booster)

Dogwood time in Tyler County has finally arrived with this weekend's Dogwood Festial of the Arts, the first of three weekends packed with family fun. There are plenty of activities to check out, so don't miss any of them.

Heritage Village Museum
Heritage Village Museum will be alive with activity Saturday, and you surely don't want to miss the annual Dinner on the Ground they host on Sunday. The menu is potluck, and the food is always great.
The Village will be open all day, and you can start there with a tour. The Dogwood Festival Exhibit is always interesting if you want to learn more about the history of the festival. There will be a quilt show; quilting, spinning and weaving; candle making; and chair caning demonstrations. You can also visit the Railroad Museum.

There will be handmade jewelry, pressed wildflower arts and many other interesting things.
You can also enjoy musical entertainment with Bluegrass, Gospel and Dulcimer music on hand.
On Sunday, James and Priscilla Hale will entertain diners with their special brand of folk music. The Southern Gospel Quartet "Delivered 24/7" will also entertain.

And don't miss the new Tyler County on Tour, a brand new addition to Festival of the Arts weekend.

There will also be plenty to do in downtown Woodville Friday and Saturday. The Emporium Stage will feature Jim Boone and Jimmy Simmons in concert, highlighting Evening Music from the American Songbook at 7 p.m. March 21.

March 21-March 29 the Dogwood Time in Tyler County exhibition will feature local artists showcasing the beauty of Dogwood Festivities through multimedia in the Emporium Stage lobby. There will also be artists at work March 22 and March 29.

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Dogwood Princesses speak at Lions meeting

Dogwood Princesses speak at Lions meeting

The Dogwood Princesses spoke at the Woodville Lions weekly program on Thursday, noon, Mar. 13., presented by Woodville City Manager and Dogwood Publicity Chairwoman Mandy Risinger. In the photo (l-r) are Lion President-elect Steve Evans, Princess Dorian Maloy of Woodville, Princess Emilee Best of Colmesneil, Lion President Jan Smith, Princess Loni McLeod of Spurger, Princess Julie Spivey of Warren, and Princess Timber Wright of Chester. The princesses spoke on their love and involvement in their schools and the hopes and dreams for the future, to the great appreciation of the Woodville Lions who also gives several scholarships to HS students every year.

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