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February 26, 2013

Independence Day celebration set for Saturday

RUSK — The inaugural Texas Independence Festival, coordinated by the City of Rusk and the Friends of Singletary Memorial Library, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jim Hogg Park.

The event commemorates the adoption of the state's 1836 declaration of independence from Mexico.

March 2 also marks observances of Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day, according to the website, www.timeanddate.com.

The language of the Texas declaration “in many ways parallels the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States,” the site states, adding that 60 delegates from all over Texas convened at Washington-on-the-Brazos to signed the document, thus creating the Republic of Texas.

The Rusk event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and free of cost, includes live re-enactments of Texas history and an actor portraying Gov. Hogg, who will greet festival-goers.

Other festivities include food, entertainment, a petting zoo, train rides, jelly-making and a blacksmith demonstration, among other things.

In addition, the park museum and gift shot will be open for tours.

For more information, contact Singletary Library at 903-586-5916.

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