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That’s all I can say.

Last week was one of the most beautiful weeks in Pittsburg. I want to start by thanking everyone who had a role in any of the activities in this year’s Pioneer Days. I want to thank all of our sponsors, Pilgrim’s, East Texas Medical, Cypress Bank, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Cigna Health Spring, Luminant, AEP, Brookshires, Capital One Bank. I want to thank the media for the coverage, the Pittsburg Gazette, the Tri-County Press, the East Texas Journal, and East Texas Broadcasting (K-Lake & Star Country) thank you to the City of Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Police Dept.
It started off with the Coronation of our 2016 Peach Queen. I want to thank James Wallace and his committee for an excellent job. I want to thank all the Moms and Dads for lending us their children. They were amazing. And who will ever forget Mitch Mayben and his walk? Thank you, Cary, for emceeing. Kaycee, Hannah, and Abigail, So Classy. And the young men who were called on at the last minute to “get a suit and get down here you’re going to be in a pageant.” thank you PISD for the use of the auditorium.

Thursdays Leadership Luncheon, thank you again to James Wallace and the cooks at Southern Wind for the excellent lunch. Thank you, Kim Daily, Ronda Burns, Judy Jackson, Kathy Carpenter, Robert & Carla Peoples for the Decorations, the Lions, Kiwanis, And Rotary Clubs, and A Big Thank you, Sharon Sehon, for the keynote speech. And Thank you to First Baptist Church for the use of your facility.

Thank you to Pilgrim Bank for the Park dedication.
Thank you, Jerry’s Bar & Grill, and Brian Friesth for adding one more element to out events.

Friday, thank you ETMC, Cigna and Judy Jackson for the Heath Fair. Thank you First National Bank for once again providing a hot dog lunch on the Courthouse lawn. Thank you Pilgrim Bank for the Ice Cream. Thank you to all the Main Street merchants for the sidewalk sales. Thank you to Cynthia Leonard, Debby DeWolfe and their committee for the Wine event. Thank you, Thom, Bill and Keith for the music and the donation. And thank you Chef Reeves and the Culinary School for once again going above to make this work.

Saturday, thanks to everyone who was vendors, or bought something from a supplier, or if you just walked through town purchased a lemonade and left, you helped make it successful. Thank you to Glenda Lee, Dillon, Ino, Elaine and the Tommy Lee Bike Run. Thank you to CASA for being our Grand Marshal, and to Habitat for the Bean cookoff. Thank you, Emmanuel Baptist Church for the 5K. Thank you to everyone that were in the Parade and everyone who helped organize the Parade, It looked so perfect going through town. Thank you to Jerry Webster for being a calm and reassuring voice in the midst of my chaos. Thank you, Julio Ramos of Papa Nachos, Benny’s Bar BQ and Guaranty Bank & Trust for the BBQ cook-off. Thank you, boy Scouts. Thank you Odd Jobs Solution for the clean up, Thank you Sanitation solutions for the use of a 30 yard Dumpster, and even though I have never seen you, Thank you to the Street Sweeper Driver.

Thank you to the Camp County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for another successful Pioneer Days.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If you did something at this year Pioneer Days and I left you out, please email me and I will mention you in Thursday Newsletter.

Allen Weatherford
Executive Director
Pittsburg/Camp County Chamber of Commerce