Countdown to DD kickoff

Diboll Day luncheon set for Sept. 4; Queen candidates at work

Diboll Day 2014 is just three weeks from kickoff.
The month-long fundraising event that culminates with Diboll Day on Oct. 4 will kick off Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center with lunch and entertainment by the children of Katherine Sage Temple Child Care Center.  Lunch will be provided and the entry will be $5 a person.  During luncheon, the three queen candidates will be introduced and more details about fundraisers will be revealed.
The queens have not been officially announced, but have been chosen and have Facebook pages already set up. They are Angela Concha, Kati Curtis and Sara Flowers. You can go to their Facebook pages to see what events they already have planned.
A few areas which have drawn some questions involve the Oct. 4 activities, such as the parade, food booths and arts-and-crafts booths.
The parade will be at 10 a.m. with the same route as in the years past.  If you are interest-ed in participating in the parade this Diboll Day, call Michelle Driscoll at 936-829-7359.  Should she not answer, leave your name and contact phone number and she will return your call.  Parade categories this year will be Civic, Industrial, Independent, Novelty and Horses. All en-tries are free; however, as in the past, no ATV/four wheelers nor political entries will be al-lowed in the parade nor the park.  Deadline for parade entries has been set for Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Charlotte Parish is heading up the food booths again this year. She can be reached at 936-829-1016.  The booths are renting for $75 to non-profit organizations only.  The food booths always go fast so don’t wait – contact Parish.
The arts-and-crafts booths are always a big hit and are being co-chaired by Patsy Colbert and Sarah Thompson.  The booths have two sizes — 12×10 for $50 or 12×20 for $100.  These booths once again will be located under the basketball pavilion with overflow, if need-ed.  Call Colbert at 936-829-3543 or Sarah Thompson at 936-829-4757.