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In partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Jarvis Christian College will host a CONVAX CLINIC on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Schedule your appointment today!
Pfizer Vaccines Will Be Available!
It is open To The Public!
The 14th Annual “Northeast Texas Classic Car Show” is on for 2021. Mark the date: June 12, rain or shine at the Love Civic Center. Door prizes, delicious food, and family fun. Free admission and free parking! It all starts with the Blast from the Past cruise Friday night (Jun 11), Love Civic Center to downtown Paris. Come out that night for a giant 50’s party featuring Dale Cummings! Then Saturday (Jun 12), come out and see all of the fantastic classic cars. Are you interested in showing your vehicle? Head over to rrvvm dot org slash car show or call 903-517-2651. The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial Museum is the sponsor.
Table for eight is $250 or individual seats $35 each. It will be a sellout, so if you plan to go, call the Church office at 903-785-5516.
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Plans are coming along for the first-ever Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour. Ladies are shaking their historical and event dresses while the men are polishing their boots and dusting their hats. In one case, we have a man growing out his beard!
Storytellers will share the history of specific local people buried in the cemetery, from the 1840s to the current time. As far as we know, this cemetery is the longest continually used cemetery in the state. With a few 1840 burials identified by their headstone, into the 20th century through today, at no time has the cemetery not been used.
Guests will be led from storyteller to storyteller by a pusher/puller (guide). The walk is about 1/2 mile, and the entire tour will take about one hour to complete. There will be resting benches here and there so you can sit if you need. The chapel will be open to see its beauty and learn how the chapel became part of the cemetery. In addition to the stories, you will learn about Woodsmen of the World (WOW) headstones. There is a nice collection of them in the cemetery. And let’s not forget our veterans. We have veterans from the War of 1812 through the Vietnam War and many more from non-combat times. This cemetery is rich in its 180-year history!
This tour is a joint venture between the Fort Towson Cemetery Association and the Friends of the Fort Inc. organization supporting the Fort Towson Historic Site and Museum.
The Fort Towson Cemetery Association Board Members will be on-hand with their cemetery directory to answer any inquiries. It will allow folks to inquire about their possible relatives and ask questions about how the cemetery is maintained today.
Friends of the Fort will have people on site to share how the volunteer group helps the Fort Towson Historic Site and Museum through various volunteer programs and projects.
So, it is up to you to come to listen to the treasure trove of history shared by the storytellers. I can guarantee you will hear something you did not know, and you will enjoy seeing the cemetery as it exists.