RUSK — A committee hoping to revive “Boxcars, BBQ and The Bridge” met Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Rusk Chamber of Commerce conference room for discussion.

Although no action was taken and no dates were set for the event, chamber office manager Connie Brown said the committee proposed dates to be presented to the writer of the play “The Bridge,” Randy Moore.

“Before any action can be taken, a contract needs to be drawn up for rights of the play to use it (for the event),” Brown said. “Until a contract can be signed, the BBB is on hold.”

Proposed dates for the event were the last two Fridays and Saturdays of September 2006, with an abbreviated version of the play to be presented at the Texas State Railroad the first weekend in March 2007. Another proposed option for Moore is having the play hosted in Rusk the last three Fridays and Saturdays of June 2007.

According to previous promotional materials, “Boxcars, BBQ and The Bridge” is a unique event that features Rusk’s major attractions, including the Texas State Railroad itself, and the landmark 546-foot-long footbridge. Tourists and locals enjoy a ride on the train, explore Rusk’s downtown area, see the original play “The Bridge” and enjoy barbecue at the footbridge park. In 1999, the event was named “Best Promotional Event in Texas.”

For more information or to help in planning, contact the chamber at 903-683-4242 or Committee Chairman Carol Dilliard at 903-743-5589.

Trending Video

Recommended for you