A lot of opportunities to get out and celebrate!

Lufkin Daily News

It’s time to celebrate Independence here in Lufkin. The City of Lufkin invites you and your family to join them in the celebration on July Fourth at Ellen Trout Park. The park will open at 3 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. There is always a great turnout for this annual event, so get there early and save yourself a prime spot for the fireworks. A special thanks goes out to Mike Love & Associates for sponsoring all of the beautiful fireworks once again this year.

Also going on the Fourth of July is the Crossfire Team Roping at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, right next door to the Ellen Trout Park. Stop in and watch the cowboys compete in a fast-paced roping event and then head over to enjoy the fireworks. For questions about the roping, contact the Expo center directly at 637-3976.

July 8-11 is sure to draw a crowd at Crown Colony Country Club for the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series Tournament and Pro-Am presented by First Bank and Trust East Texas. The Pro-Am on Wednesday features teams of three amateurs paired with one pro. Cost is $500 per person or $1,350 per three-man team.

It will be a Shamble Best Ball format and includes a TaylorMade tee prize, 18-holes of tournament golf, prizes and a Pro-Am party that evening. The final deadline for entering in the Pro-Am tournament is Monday. If you are not interested in competing, feel free to stop by and watch the stars of tomorrow compete for the $15,000 champion’s share of the estimated $100,000 professional purse during the tournament.

The Adams Tour has launched the careers of many PGA professionals, including Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker. Admission is free for spectators and we encourage everyone to come out and support the golfers each day. For more information on exact tee times or to register, contact Crown Colony’s golf pro, Ben Burns, at 637-8800 or email Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation.  

Angelina College will be hosting their 19th annual Genealogy Conference July 17-18. The theme is “Solving Genealogical Conundrums with Local History, Special Collections and the Internet.” If you are interested in tracking down the past and learning more about Lufkin’s ancestry you can register online at This year the conference is offering two-day or one-day options for registration. Register before July 17 to receive the early registration discount. If you have any questions feel free to call Carol Taylor at (903) 408-9932.

Venture to downtown Lufkin July 13-18 for the Pines Theater summer series. Almost every day that week there will be a family-friendly movie showing at the Pines. Pack up the kids and head to the Pines for an evening of relaxation, popcorn, and memories. Tickets are just $5 a person and drinks/snacks are $2 each. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 633-0279.

Here’s the line-up, be sure and mark your calendars: 6 p.m. July 13, ‘‘Night at the Museum;’’ 6 p.m. July 14, ‘‘Madagascar;’’ 6 p.m. July 16, ‘‘Shrek;’’ 6 p.m. July 17, ‘‘We Bought a Zoo;’’ 7 p.m. July 8, ‘‘The Breakfast Club.’’

Don’t forget, it’s not too late to get the kids involved in summer camps. The Texas Forestry Museum has Timber Tots July 6-10 and Summer Sylvans starting July 20-24. For a complete list of summer camps call 633-0359 or go to We hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Live it up in Lufkin.

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