1983 Hushpuppy Champion Wins Again   October 2007 

 Tourism Tidbits
October 2007 1983 Hushpuppy Champion Wins Again
Hushpuppy success strikes again for Boyd McGaugh of Greenville, Missis‐
sippi who won the title as the nation’s 2007 Southern Hushpuppy Champion. Boyd, a 1983 champion traveled 350 miles to compete in the 36th Annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships on Saturday, September 22 at the 23rd Annual Texas State Forest Festival. While 20 other contestants tried spicing up their hushpuppies with eve‐
rything from crawfish to cranberries, Boyd stuck to the Martha White recipe he and his wife have used for over 15 years. Cooking hushpup‐
pies has always been a special event for Boyd, who started frying up the little “fritters” on fishing trips. Boyd looks forward to participating in the 37th Annual Southern Hush‐
puppy Championships next year. “I’m passing on the recipe to my son, who will most likely be competing in future hushpuppy competition events, “ said Boyd. McGaugh’s Hushpuppies 2007 Southern Hushpuppy Championships 2 cups Martha White self‐rising corn meal mix 3 tablespoons Martha White self‐rising flour 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno peppers (seeds & stems removed) 1 bunch (about 6) green onions, chopped 1 medium white onion, chopped 3 medium eggs Salt & Pepper to taste Sprite 1 tablespoon sugar Mix all ingredients, then add the sprite, stirring until the batter is “tacky,” or of the consistency to stick together properly. McGaugh drops the balls of batter from a small butter scoop, which makes a better hushpuppy than does a tea‐
spoon, he says. Always use fresh cooking oil heated in a deep fat fryer attached to a butane tank. The oil must be 350°; the hushpuppies are cooked until they are golden brown. Yield: about 50 hushpuppies. Boyd also adds ,”of course that recipe isn’t exact, but it’s the best I can tell it. I do a lot of adding and subtracting just to get it right!” Hello Holidays!
Mark your calendar and tell all your friends! Make plans to attend “Hello Holiday!,” a fantastic holiday shopping market, on October 5 & 6 at the Lufkin Civic Center. Almost 20 vendors, with a wide array of unique merchandise will be available for your shopping fun! •
Free Admission • Friday, noon until 6 pm and Saturday, 9‐5. Lunch & snacks will be available from one of the vendors...so you can come on your lunch hour or just enjoy the delicious food anytime while you shop..... • The old Behannonʹs Warehouse .... on Fourth St...just off Frank St. (recently renovated) into a meeting hall. Bring your gift list (and your wish list) and choose from antiques & architectural designs, home & holiday decor, handcrafted gifts, jewelry, candles, quilts, personalized gifts and clothing, beauti‐
ful garden mums and cornstalks for your fall decorating...and so much more! For more informa‐
tion on this exciting event, call (936) 422‐4336. 1-24 Book Arts Invitational Exhibition
Angelina College Fine Arts Division, (936) 633-5233
4 Carpenters Way “Hunting Expo”
Pitser Garrison Civic Center, (936) 632-6599
5 & 6 “Hello Holidays”
Behannon’s Warehouse, (936) 632-6192
6 Pineywoods Purgatory
Lufkin Hosts Lions Club, (936) 632-7821
11 Ducks Unlimited
Pitser Garrison Civic Center, (936) 639-8180
16 “Wiggles & Giggles” Children’s Clothing Sale
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Pitser Garrison Civic Center, (903)
16 Creature Teacher
Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center, (936) 829-4888
19-21 CAST Classic Fishing Tournament
Lake Enhancement Task Force/Lufkin CVB,
(936) 634-6305
20 Heritage Festival
Undoing Racism Task Force, (936) 633-0223
20 Red Ribbon Fun Run
The Coalition, (936) 634-9308
20-21 Pineywoods Youth Rodeo
George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center,
(936) 637-3976
22 & 23 Red Ribbon Jamboree
The Coalition, (936) 634-9308
29 – 14 Graphic Arts Student Exhibition
Angelina College Fine Arts Division,
(936) 633-5233
18 Memorial Hospital “Power in Pink Luncheon”
Pitser Garrison Civic Center, (936) 639-7163
Page 2 TOURISM TIDBITS Lufkin Daily News “Senior Expo”
Experience the opportunity to collect information about a wide variety of services offered for seniors and their families! October 9 Lufkin Pitser Garrison Civic Center Call (936) 631‐2630 for details The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving, adapted for children’s theater by Kathryn Schultz Miller October 25‐27 Temple Theater, 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children Call (936) 633‐5233 for more information Call for Art
The First Street Arts Center is excited to announce a call for artwork for our ʺCelebrate East Texasʺ our One Year Anniversary Exhibition. We will award a $300.00 Grand prize to our ʺBest of Showʺ. Our Juror is Christian Cutler, the current Director of Galleries for S.F. A. Our winner will be announced at our reception October 27th at 7pm. We will also award 1st, 2nd and Honorable Mention in 2D and 3D work. All professional artists are welcome to participate, and we would like to invite submissions of artworks in any medium. Students will be awarded prizes in their own division. There is no size restrictions for this show. Each Piece will be juried into the show by the Exhibition Committee. Please download submission form at www.firststreetartscenter.com. There is a $15.00 Submis‐
sion fee for up to 5 pieces and $2.00 for each additional piece after 5. All artwork must be submit‐
ted with all needed paperwork. You will not be considered until submission guidelines have been met. Please mail or bring checks to 104 South First St., Lufkin, Texas 75901. We can accept credit card payments via phone as well. Deadline for submission October 15th 5:00 p.m. Please call 936.639.3250, or email [email protected] for more information. Page 3 Fall Foliage Reports
While East Texas is known around the state for its spectacular displays of fall color, you can find beautiful color across most of the other regions in Texas. If a trip to New England states isnʹt in the cards this year, think about exploring the color shows that are put on a little closer to home...especially in your own backyard. Share your foliage reports and photographs with the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau! Just e‐mail photographs (in jpeg format, please) to [email protected] How to View Fall Foliage
Determine the best time to view fall foliage in your area. The color season runs from late September to as late as early November, depending on the location. You can usually trace the path of changing colors from the northwest to the southeast ‐ in general, the farther north and the higher in elevation, the earlier the color show. Make reservations for lodging in advance if youʹre planning to visit a popular area during peak leaf season. Reservations may be advisable for busy weekends. Take as little as an afternoon to make a leisurely drive through a neighboring area; plan for a weekend getaway in the midst of fall color; or arrange a longer trip to take in other high lights and local events. Check for special fall foliage excursions. Narrow‐gauge railroads, for instance, often offer leaf‐peeping trips! Learn to identify the brilliant fall trees and how they vary from region to region. This makes your outing even more enjoyable. Fall is also a great time to bird watch. Don’t forget to stop by the Chamber and pick up your Birding Guide from the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau!
Page 4 TOURISM TIDBITS Clint Black: Up Close & Personal TWO performances! September 30th and October 1st 7:30 p.m. Temple Theater on the Angelina College campus. Sponsored by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. United Way Kick‐off October 2nd Lufkin Pitser Garrison Civic Center For more information, call (936) 632‐3203 Happy Halloween! Don’t miss these Fright Night activities! 26 & 27 Zoo Boo! Ellen Trout Zoo, 6:00 ‐ 9:00 p.m., (936) 633‐0399 27 Pumpkin Party 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Museum of East Texas, (936) 639‐4434 31 Downtown Trick or Treating 3:00—5:00 p.m., Main Street Lufkin, (936) 633‐0205 31 Community Trick or Treat Lottie & Arthur Temple Diboll Civic Center, (936) 829‐4888 Page 5 Submissions to post an event in Tourism Tidbits is due the 3rd Friday of every month. Event information can be sent up to two months in advance via fax, telephone, or e‐mail. If a logo or flyer is included, PDF or Word documents are preferred. Tourism Tidbits is published monthly by the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau. It is mailed to businesses, those in the travel industry, and those interested in tourism‐related activities around Lufkin. If you would like to receive a free copy, or would like to make any changes to your mailing address label, please contact us by e‐mail at [email protected] or by phone at 631‐3826. ART Happenings at the First Street Arts Center
For more information about events at the First Street Arts Center, call (936) 639‐3250 2 Write Around Texas, Song Writers Association ʺCollaborative” Jam Session 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., held every first Tuesday of the month. 2 Robbie Lacomb Roach’s Silent Auction 6 & 13 ʺGet Hookedʺ Crocheting Class Registration $35.00. 11:00 a.m. ‐12:30 p.m. 6 ʺExpressive Art Classʺ Come experience art made from taste and sound! 3:00 p.m. ‐6:00 p.m. 11 Robbie Lacomb Roach Reception & Silent Auction Finale 6:00 ‐ 7:30 p.m. 13 Lufkin Art Guild Annual Art Exhibition Opening Reception 6:00 ‐ 8:00 p.m. 19 Connie Blackledge CD Release Party, 5:00 ‐ 7:00 p.m. 27 “Best of East Texas Art” One‐Year Anniversary Exhibition