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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 22, 2011

Adventure Days of Knox County

Goree, Texas participated in the Adventure Days of Knox County on June 17-18th. On Friday night, the Movement Space dancers performed. And after a cake auction, 3kord, praise band from Goree First Baptist, had a concert.

Saturday was a jammed packed day.

Trainham Ice, at the bank building, was station #6 for the Amazing Grace Race where five teams participated in challenges spanning the entire county. In Goree, their task was to melt ice until they filled a cup.

There were also teams pillaging around looking for the GPS locator in the ‘Underwood Building’ during the Geocaching Event.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world or in our situation, Knox County.

Did I mention the 5K run? Early that morning at the Knox City Country Club folks ran for the cause.

A morning tour was scheduled for the southern part of the county. An afternoon tour of the northern part of the county ensued after Fireman’s Luncheon (benefited county-wide fire stations) at Benjamin School. About 11:45 a.m., a nice air conditioned yellow dog arrived in Goree and fifteen or so filed off. Upon entering the bank building, the stories began…stories about:

-the olden days, i.e. theater, skating rink, three grocery stores, five gas stations, etc.

-how the clean-up began

-the move of the town and school to be by the RR

-first brick building in 1906, domino hall, jail, GMB and beginnings

-Goree School, dorm rooms w/showers, music camp, quilt show w/tour bus, cowboy ball

-Miller Creek and outdoor adventures

And to top off the evening, a blues concert at the Munday Park. Thanks to everyone who made this ‘staycation’ possible in our own backyard. Here’s to great beginnings. And Goree, Texas cannot wait till next year.

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