Pineywoods Veterans Celebration

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Save The Date: November 4th, 2017- CANCELLED

The City of Lufkin and the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau sadly announce the cancellation of the Pineywoods Veterans Day Parade & Celebration due to lack of participation. “We are disappointed to have to cancel the event and hope that next year we will have more participants,” said Tara Watkins, Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re very proud of everybody who has served, and we are going to honor them personally during Main Street Market Days the following Saturday.”

The City invites Veterans to come out next Saturday, November 11 and walk the streets of downtown Lufkin during the monthly Main Street Market Days. A booth will be set up to offer complimentary coffee and cookies to all Veterans from 9-11AM.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous event honoring our Veterans! The City of Lufkin, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1836, and the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau are proud to host the Pineywoods Veterans Celebration on November 4th, with a parade beginning at 10AM.

The parade will begin at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center making its way down N. First Street and then make a left on E. Burke Ave to end at Louis Bronaugh Park. Once at the park, free lunch will be provided for veterans and their families, with proper I.D.  Others who wish to stay and celebrate along with our veterans, will be able to enjoy the live music, provided by the Crime Stoppers Band, and free blood pressure checks, etc.  We are working with our local food trucks to have food available for purchase for all of our other parade entries and supporters. 

Sign up today to show your support to our veterans by entering into the parade! For those who wish to enter cars and floats, themes should not just be about the business they represent but representative of our veterans and America. There is absolutely no entry free. Individuals authorized to wear their uniform (active duty, reserve component, and retirees) are encouraged to do so. It will add to the theme of honoring our veterans.

For more information on being a part of the Pineywoods Veterans Celebration and parade, please contact Tara Watson-Watkins with the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-633-0349 or send an email at:


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