Beautiful spring weather in Tyler County during the three weekends of this year's Dogwood Festival encouraged lots of folks to participate in the 74th Annual Dogwood Festival.
Cayla Greer of Chester was crowned 2017 Dogwood Queen Saturday night during the pageant that tops off the three-weekend festival. Victoria Scoggins of Woodville was named Princess of Tyler County. Macy Hammons of Jacksonville was Grand Duchess.
James E. Wheat award winners included Forest Archer, Lynda Walling and Ronnie Walling.
Parade winners for the best floats were also announced during the Pageant. Among the duchesses, Carly Smith/Jessica Hampton of Livingston took first place, Theresa Beckett of Orange second place and Diana Olvera of Cross Roads third place.
Victoria Scoggins of Woodville took first place in the princesses floats, Cayla Greer of Chester second place and Mallory Monk of Colmesneil third place.
In the commercial category, Tyler County Hospital won first place, Martindale Real Estate Investments second place and Education First Federal Credit Union third place.
In the non-commerical category, Wee Wisdom Early Care & Education won first place, Woodville Rotary Club second and Jacob's Ladder Learning Center third.
Dogwood Dash winners were:
Overall Male – Lakota Jaton
Overall Female – Yoselin Miranda
Under 12 Male – Luke Satterwhite, Female – Kimber Squier
13-19 Male – George Flores, Female – Lesli Miranda
20-29 Male – Ryan Kelly, Female – Autumn Hillhouse
30-39 Male – Johnathan McClusky, Female – Meghan Thomeer
40-49 Male – Paul Releford, Female – Tammy Long
50-59 Male – Dwayne Harrison, Female – Karen Kilman
60-69 Male – Tony Taylor, Female – Gloria Kamil
Over 70 - Ken Hodges