Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

June 10, 2013


Amy Brocato Pearson
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Tomatoes are taking the town by storm, so if you're sitting there reading your paper, put it down...for now...and go enjoy the once-a-year festivities in downtown Jacksonville.

Schedule of Events:

Jacksonville Bass Club Fishing Tournament 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lake Jacksonville Concession (Byrd Rd)

Jacksonville Soccer Association Tournament 8 a.m.  Until games completed Tomato Bowl (Hwy. 79 & Austin St)

Jacksonville Tennis Association Tournament 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jacksonville High School (Corinth Rd)

Welcome - Mayor & Chamber Chair of the Board 8:45 a.m. Entertainment Stage

Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Registration - Best Home Grown Tomato Contest 9 - 10:30 a.m. Norman Activity Center

Jacksonville Iron Works Truck Pull Challenge 9 am - 1 pm Austin Street

East Texas Medical Center Health Screening 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Antique Car Show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hwy. 79/Austin

Antique Tractor Show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hwy. 79/Austin

Motorcycle Show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hwy. 79/Austin

Jacksonville Fire Dept. Cooling Station 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Hay Ride 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Commerce Street

Cherokee County Historical Commission History Display 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Tomato Shed Tour 9 a.m - 4 p.m. The Tomato Shed - David Claiborne

Top Tomato Poster Contest Display 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Boy Scout Museum 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Tomato Shoot 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jacksonville Daily Progress parking lot

Photo Contest 9 am – 10 pm

Lighting Bob Stewart (entertainment stage) 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Entertainment Stage

Registration - Salsa Contest 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Norman Activity Center

Kiwanis Club Auction 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Tomato Eating Contest (Celebrity) 11 a.m. Entertainment Stage

Tomato Peeling Contest 11:15 a.m. Entertainment Stage

Levi Kitchens (entertainment stage)11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Entertainment Stage

Awards - Best Home Grown Tomato Contest 12:00 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Tomato Mashing Contest 12:45 p.m. Stage area

Tomato Eating Contest (Kids 7 - 12) 1 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Awards - Salsa Contest 1:30 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Stefan Cotter & the C Otters (entertainment stage) 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Got Talent Contest With Locked & Loaded 1:30 - 4 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Joanna Endsley (entertainment stage) 2:45 - 4 p.m. Entertainment Stage

Awards - Antique Car & Tractor Show & Motorcycle Show 3 p.m. Hwy. 79/Austin

Gospel Concert Featuring Chordsmith 5 - 7 p.m. Norman Activity Center

Chili's Street Dance Featuring Lady Chazz & the Tramps 7 - 10 p.m. Chili's - 1225 S. Jackson

Grand Opening

The A. Sekula Fine Art Gallery will hold a grand opening event on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at its location at 421 S. Main in Jacksonville. Stop by for refreshments and enjoy paintings and artwork and learn more about commissions, gifts and lessons. www.arthursekula.com

Pool Party

The Rusk City Pool opened for the season this week, just in time for hot, hot, hot weather. The Rusk City Pool was built in the 1950's by the Rusk Lions Club on land donated by the City to the Lions Club for that purpose. The Lions Club successfully ran the pool for the enjoyment of the children and the citizens of Rusk for many years. In 2005, the Lions Club turned the operations of the pool over to the City of Rusk.

The City of Rusk operates the pool in partnership with the YMCA of Tyler.

For more information about the Rusk City Pool contact Rusk City Hall at: 903-683-2213

For information regarding daily operations of the pool, to sign up for swim lessons, hours, or other questions please call the YMCA of Tyler at: 903-593-7327

Editor Amy Brocato Pearson is trying to fill reporter Ben Tinsley’s big shoes for the next few weeks. If you have a business story idea, please call 903.586.2236