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Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Street Dance and Music Camp

Western Swing in Full Swing! Downtown Saturday Night, in Goree, July 10th!

Bring your lawn chair, your family, and your toe tapping shoes! That’s the invitation from the folks at Goree and the Knox County Visioning Team, as they host the return of Western Swing to Knox County, with an old fashioned, family friendly, downtown Saturday night party. It’s a concert, reunion, picnic and street dance all rolled into one! For those old enough to remember when families loaded up and went to town on Saturday night it’s a trip down memory lane, for families looking for good summer fun it’s a memory making opportunity and for those young enough to be looking for a good time Saturday night it’s by far the best date destination within a hundred miles.

Western Swing and Classic Country music will fill the air as “The Sidekicks” kick off 6 days of music in Goree, celebrating the return of a tradition and the rebirth of a community in Knox County. You are invited to set up your lawn chair or park the pickup and put the tailgate down. Bring your own picnic basket or purchase your refreshments through-out the evening from the Going for Greatness in Goree Group, adding good food and the chance to support a good cause to the recipe for fun. There’s no admission charge, just the old fashioned custom of passing the cream can to pay the band and help support the new Knox Prairie Events Center, housed in the old school at Goree. What a deal! But it’s just a taste of what’s to come!

“The Sidekicks” will fire up about 7:30 and will be kicking off the Knox Prairie Events Center’s first residential event, the Bobby Boatright Memorial Music Camp, which begins Sunday afternoon, the 11th, with musicians and students from across the country learning, and preserving, the unique style of Western Swing, the music born on the prairies and in the cotton fields that made bands like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys famous and swept the country moving the sounds from outdoor dance platforms in tiny country towns, to the soon to be famous dance halls in places like Rhineland and on to ballrooms in Los Angeles and New York City. The sounds of fiddles and guitars will reverberate through the old school, and the community, as respected musicians and beginning students carry on the traditions, with folks invited every night to listen in at the jam sessions. Thursday noon there’s a free concert and graduation. Everyone’s invited to share a home-cooked hamburger and music under the old shade trees on the schoolhouse lawn.
Whether you come for the music, the dancing, the good food or the nostalgia, you can’t go wrong by going to Goree next Saturday night, July 10th! So go on out and see what’s going on in Goree.
Want to know more? Contact Kent or Tammie Trainham at 940- 422-5321 or Bobby or Ronnie Cude at 940-422-5115.

Friday, June 25, 2010

In Loving Memory~Doris Chamberlain

Doris (Moore, Routon) Chamberlain passed away during the night last night. Doris was Leander and Pearl Moore's first grandchild and, I think, should be 91 this year.

Goree, Texas
Friday, June 25, 2010
First Baptist Church
2:00 PM

Son: Jimmie and Linda Routon (Jimmie-Goree Class of 1957; Linda (Latham)-Goree Class of 1958)

Daughter: Jeanette (Routon) and Ronald Coody (Jeanette-Goree Class of 1959)