Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Texas Independence Day Celebration & Chili Cook-Off

Come join the San Jacinto Chapter, DRT and CRT as we celebrate Texas Independence Day with the Texian Army. It will be a Living History Festival, along with a Flag Retirement Ceremony. There will be a Texas Flag display courtesy of Tom Green, Larry Hoff, Blacksmith will be on hand and Edwin Erwin will sign Land Grants. The Texian Army along with the Sons of the Republic of Texas will present the reading of Travis' letter.

The Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2007 @ 2:00 p.m at the Log House. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 per child under 16. This includes chili, dessert and drink. Please free to come in period dress or your favorite Texana.

If you are interested in having a Chili Team please contact Eron Brimberry Tynes @ 713-851-0520. It is time to dig out Uncle Bob's old chili recipe and start chopping those red-hot chili peppers. Prizes will be given for the: Best Authentic Texian Chili, Best Deer Meat Chili, Best Armadillo Style Chili, Best Roadkill Chili, Best Trailriders' Chile, Best Rattlesnake Rattle Chili, Best Red Hot Pepper Chili, Best Possum Chili, Best Squirrel Chili and more. Last year we had to add two new categories - Best Buffalo Meat Chili and Best Chocolate Chili. Come see how many you can win.

Flag Retirement Ceremony - Last year a Flag Retirement Ceremony was held and a number of the children present participated. This year we are inviting all children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc., to participate in this moving patriotic ceremony. We will hold a rehearsal on February 25 at 1:30 pm. This will allow the children an opportunity to become familiar with the ceremony itself. Last year Marilyn Chapman donated a used Texas Flag. If you have a used Texas Flag that needs to be properly disposed of please let me know.

Last year a number of Chapter members provided desserts, and this year Marilyn Chapman will be the coordinator. If you can bring a dessert, please call Marilyn at 713-522-1876.

Call Eron Brimberry Tynes at 281-820-0676 or Email texan54@houston.rr.com for more information.

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