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Dogwood Festival Winners

PARADE WINNERS

Duchesses
1. Kelsey Mauer – Kirbyville
2. McKayla Herink – Beaumont
3. Victoria Johnson – Beaumont

Princesses
1. Colmesneil – Morganne Ross
2. Spurger – Hannah Conner
3. Warren – Kiley Young

Commercial
1. East Texas Home Health
2. Dogwood Trails Manor
3. Education First CU

Non-Commercial
1. St. Paul’s Episcopal School
2. Good Samaritan Fellowship Church
3. Lions Club

PAGEANT WINNERS
Grand Duchess – Victoria Johnson of Beaumont
Princess of Tyler County – Rhiannon Odom of Woodville
Dogwood Queen – Laken Read of Chester

JAMES E. WHEAT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Janay Rainey
Tyler County Heritage Society
Leesha Burkhalter

DOGWOOD DASH
Overall Male – Paul Releford (17:26)
Overall Female – Mallory Walters (21:35)

Parade Marshal – Congressman Brian Babin

Tyler County Dogwood Festival Executive Director, Buck Hudson, has announced that Congressman Brian Babin will serve as Parade Marshal for the 2015 Dogwood Parade.   Hudson commented, “The Board selected Dr. Babin in recognition of devotion and commitment to the citizens of Tyler County and the 36th Congressional District of Texas.” U.S. Congressman Brian Babin was sworn into the 114th Congress on January 6, 2015. As a life-long resident of East Texas, he proudly serves the people of Texas’ 36th Congressional District – including the counties of Chambers, Liberty, Hardin, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Orange, and portions of southeastern Harris County.  Congressman Babin was born in Port Arthur and grew up in Beaumont. He graduated with a bachelor of science from Lamar University and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Roxanne were married in 1972 and make their home in Woodville, Texas.  They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.  Babin served as an airborne artilleryman in the U.S. Army Reserve and in the Texas Army National Guard.  After being stationed overseas with the United States Air Force, he and Roxanne settled in Woodville, Texas and for the past 35 years he has owned and operated a dental office there.  Babin has served his community as a Mayor, a City Councilman, and a School Board Member.  He served as Director of the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce and President of the Lions Club.  In 1999, Babin was appointed by then-Gov. Georg W. Bush to serve on the Lower Neches Valley Authority and was reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry.   Elected to Congress in 2014, Babin serves on the House Transportation Committee and the House Science Committee. These assignments provide him a critical platform to serve the economic needs of the 36th Congressional District which is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, four deepwater ports, and numerous oil and gas refineries. Dr. Babin will lead the 72nd Annual Tyler County Dogwood Festival Parade Saturday, April 4th, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Tyler County Dogwood Festival Executive Director, Buck Hudson, has announced that Congressman Brian Babin will serve as Parade Marshal for the 2015 Dogwood Parade. Hudson commented, “The Board selected Dr. Babin in recognition of devotion and commitment to the citizens of Tyler County and the 36th Congressional District of Texas.”

Dogwood Festival Princesses

Pictured left to right: Hannah Conner, daughter of Cheryl Conner and Curtis Conner (Spurger); Morganne Ross, daughter of Carl and Julie Faircloth and Lt. Colonel William Joshua Ross (Colmesneil); Laken Read, daughter of Wade and Stacy Read (Chester); Kiley Young, daughter of Will and Christy Young (Warren) and Rhiannon Odom, daughter of Jeatonne Odom and Buck Odom (Woodville).

Pictured left to right: Hannah Conner, daughter of Cheryl Conner and Curtis Conner (Spurger); Morganne Ross, daughter of Carl and Julie Faircloth and Lt. Colonel William Joshua Ross (Colmesneil); Laken Read, daughter of Wade and Stacy Read (Chester); Kiley Young, daughter of Will and Christy Young (Warren) and Rhiannon Odom, daughter of Jeatonne Odom and Buck Odom (Woodville).

Dogwood Festival Ladies-in-Waiting

2015 Ladies In Waiting

Pictured left to right: Front – Destiny Kuehn, daughter of Robert and Maria Kuehn (Chester), Emily Daily, daughter of Wallace and Dusty Daily (Woodville), Payton Lynn, daughter of Chad and Christy Cooley (Woodville), Haleigh Broucher, daughter of James and Lindsey Broucher (Warren), and Haleigh Moore, daughter of Amanda Moore and Jason Moore (Warren). Back – Brianna Hudson, daughter of Buck and Donna Hudson (Spurger), Treasure Jackson, daughter of Richard and Tonya Jackson (Colmesneil), Antoinette Burrell, daughter of Shana Burrell (Woodville), and Ashton Weatherford, daughter of Kimberly Weatherford and Bryan Weatherford (Woodville).

Trainbearers

CHESTER Josey Rachelle Sturrock Daughter of Billy Jack and Casey Sturrock COLMESNEIL Mckayla Jace Pittman Daughter of Chris and Raven Rogers and J.R. Pittman SPURGER Mikayla Suzanne Odom Daughter of Robert and Sherry Odom WARREN Emma Judiene Spurlock Daughter of Jason and Kim Spurlock WOODVILLE Baylee Breanne Cooley Daughter of Chad and Christy Cooley

CHESTER
Josey Rachelle Sturrock
Daughter of Billy Jack and Casey Sturrock
COLMESNEIL
Mckayla Jace Pittman
Daughter of Chris and Raven Rogers
and J.R. Pittman
SPURGER
Mikayla Suzanne Odom
Daughter of Robert and Sherry Odom
WARREN
Emma Judiene Spurlock
Daughter of Jason and Kim Spurlock
WOODVILLE
Baylee Breanne Cooley
Daughter of Chad and Christy Cooley

Children of the Court

SEPTER BEARER Jesse Caleb Bittick Colmesneil Son of Ivin and Adrienne Bittick RING BEARER Phillip Slade Mashaw Warren Son of Phillip and Jolea Mashaw CROWN BEARER Easton Michael Evans Spurger Son of Michael and Sarah Evans FLOWER GIRL Cadence Grace Anthon Spurger Daughter of Denny and Ashley Loftin and Bobby Anthony Jr. FLOWER GIRL Landry Kent Barnes Chester Daughter of Travis and Sheryl Brock FLOWER GIRL Hayley Michelle Hoskins Woodville Daughter of Craig and Morgan Hoskins FLOWER GIRL Hollie Ogden Jarrott Woodville Daughter of Cody and Joanna Jarrott

SEPTER BEARER
Jesse Caleb Bittick
Colmesneil
Son of Ivin and Adrienne Bittick
RING BEARER
Phillip Slade Mashaw
Warren
Son of Phillip and Jolea Mashaw
CROWN BEARER
Easton Michael Evans
Spurger
Son of Michael and Sarah Evans
FLOWER GIRL
Cadence Grace Anthon
Spurger
Daughter of Denny and Ashley Loftin
and Bobby Anthony Jr.
FLOWER GIRL
Landry Kent Barnes
Chester
Daughter of Travis and Sheryl Brock
FLOWER GIRL
Hayley Michelle Hoskins
Woodville
Daughter of Craig and Morgan Hoskins
FLOWER GIRL
Hollie Ogden Jarrott
Woodville
Daughter of Cody and Joanna Jarrott