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Bee County to kick off first ever living history event
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Bee County Historical Society members and guests show what will be needed for the Bee County Living History logo contest submission: an 8.5-by-11-inch paper and your talent to create a “brand” for future Bee County Living History Celebration events. Standing from left are: Mary Puga (guest); Martha Stovall; Kay Mix; Helen Craft; Teresa Holland; Marchetta White; seated from left are: Shirley O’Neill McMahon; Balde Galvan; Elizabeth Villines; Robin Pyra (guest); and Sylvia Garcia-Smith.
Contributed photo Bee County Historical Society members and guests show what will be needed for the Bee County Living History logo contest submission: an 8.5-by-11-inch paper and your talent to create a “brand” for future Bee County Living History Celebration events. Standing from left are: Mary Puga (guest); Martha Stovall; Kay Mix; Helen Craft; Teresa Holland; Marchetta White; seated from left are: Shirley O’Neill McMahon; Balde Galvan; Elizabeth Villines; Robin Pyra (guest); and Sylvia Garcia-Smith.
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Bee County is having a “party” to celebrate its history with a Bee County Living History Celebration in April. This will be the first time ever for this event, so sponsors are asking for help to make it “big” and spread the word.

Beeville Main Street, the Bee County Historical Society and the Joe Barnhart-Bee County Library will host the event on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the 100 blocks of West and East Corpus Christi Street to the 200 block of East Corpus Christi at the historic McClanahan House.

Vendors are already starting to buy booth space. So “like” and check out the Facebook page at BeeCountyLivingHistory Celebration2013 for updated information.

The Native American Council of Beeville will set up a wikiup and have a variety of demonstrations, dancing, drums, cooking, etc. There will be “spinners,” quilters, horseshoeing demos, soap making, pan de campo baking and much more.

“If you know of any ‘speakers’ who would like to share our awesome history, please let us know,” say coordinators. “We are looking for folks whose descendants were here before Bee County was incorporated in 1858. We hope they can share our history and heritage with others!”

A logo contest also is being held to create a Bee County Living History brand for subsequent events. Use your talent to create a “brand” for future Bee County Living History Celebration events and put your submission on an 8.5-by-11-inch paper.

The Living History Logo Contest, which is open to all ages, will end Friday, March 8. Contest forms can be picked up at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library or at City Hall’s information desk.

Logos must display Bee County’s history, such as farming/ranching, Chase Field naval base, historic homes or buildings, people of Bee County history, the railroad or the oil industry. Participants may use any aspect of area history. Logos must be displayed on 8.5-by-11-inch letter-size paper and must include the words “Bee County Living History Celebration.”

Participants must turn in their logos to the Joe Barnhart-Bee County Library by or before March 8 and write their name and contact information on the back of the logo. Submissions with contact information on the front with logo will be disqualified.

The entry fee to participate is $10 per entry. The winner will be determined by the public. Logo submissions will be displayed at Prosperity Bank during banking hours March 12-25. The public is invited to vote on their favorite logo. There will be voting ballots and a ballot box that the public will use to cast their vote.

The winner will be announced on April 6 at 1 p.m. in front of the McClanahan House and will be awarded $100. Plus, their logo will be used as the brand for the Bee County Living History Celebration, and the designer and design will be part of Bee County’s living history. For more information, contact Shirley O’Neil at 361-343-3119.
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