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Shady Grove Ranch – Natural Farm Tour

Visit a real, live family-owned working farm right here in East Texas, but even better than that, learn about natural, chemical-free livestock production and how it benefits you and the environment! Owners Matt and Jerica Cadman personally guide visitors, educating them on the health benefits of natural farming and how Matt was able to heal his body using real food grown locally with no pesticides, vermicides, herbicides, GMOs, etc. Have fun watching the chicken scratch in the field, the pigs wallow in the mud, and the cows graze on real green grass as you learn about innovative natural farming practices suited to East Texas.

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Countryfest 2017

Countryfest 2017-
33rd Annual Lindale Chamber of Commerce CountryFest
For Immediate Release-
Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce will host the biggest Country Fest ever in downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square. Since 1984, Lindale’s Country Fest has continued to entertain thousands of visitors and residents, with arts and crafts, games for the kids, great food, live entertainment, and much more! Each and every year added variety is given to the expanding crowds. So get up early and stay late, because you are all invited to Lindale for the day!
It all starts in downtown Lindale with a pancake breakfast, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church at 7:00 a. m. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. will be the Harvest Hustle 5K presented by Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LISD Education Foundation starting in downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square. The Harvest Hustle will begin in the heart of Lindale on Industrial Street, adjacent to the Lindale “Pickers Pavilion”. Runners will “get their legs under them” on the flat first half mile traveling through a residential area east on North Street, then turn north onto the challenging rural rolling hills of Iron Mountain Road! At the “half way” point, runners will enter the beautiful Trail Creek Farm and will travel into the farm, around the barn, out the gate and back onto Iron Mountain Road. The back stretch for runners will again be the rolling hills of Iron Mountain Road, to the west turn onto North Street for the half mile dash to the finish! Stay after the race for all of the activities of “Countryfest” in Lindale!
Following the Harvest Hustle 5K you can stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge Car Display, and bid on auction items. Children will spend the day at a variety of activities including: The Texas Bank and Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department’s Kid’s ID Booth, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church.
Live Entertainment will kick off at 10:15 am and will conclude at 3:30 pm.
The Kiwanis will host a Silent Auction from 10:00-12:00
Then, Kiwanis will begin a live auction, with numerous items being auctioned off from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Past auction items have included: restaurant gift cards, merchant gift cards, jewelry, autographed memorabilia, and trips.
This year the Crossroads Classic Car Show to benefit the Lillie Russell Memorial Library will be held in conjunction with Countryfest. There will be Vintage, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Vettes, Mustanges, Modern, Classics, Mopars, and more to see.

For more information on all the events of the day contact the Chamber Office at 903.882.7181 or log on

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East Texas Birthday Party Ideas

East Texas Birthday Party Guide…..2017 Edition!

Welcome to our East Texas Birthday Party Guide.....2017 Edition!  We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our Guide Partners that made this resource possible! The East Texas Birthday Party Guide is brought to you by iJump Tyler, our 2017 Featured Sponsor! iJump Tyler Celebrate the next birthday in your family at one of [...]
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Foodie Friday: Gigi’s Simple, Scrumptious Potato Soup

“Gigi”: The Legendary Cook My Gigi, at the height of her health, entertained friends, families, statesmen,  missionaries, and more with lavish parties and mouth-watering spreads. Until a debilitating stroke took her physical capabilities nearly 6 years ago, she regularly cooked meals for home-bound friends and taught cooking classes to women in Mexia and Nacogdoches. I […]

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