Rain or shine the events go on

NACOGDOCHES-LUFKIN TX (KTRE) - Spring is the time of year many East Texans get outdoors, rain or shine. The Lufkin Hoedown continued as planned. The Main Street event brought families out for all kinds of fun activities.

There were some clouds Saturday morning in Nacogdoches for the March of Dimes walk, but fortunately the rain held off. Moms, dads, and kids hiked two miles through the streets of Nacogdoches. They were walking to promote research for premature births.

The cloudy weather didn't stop people from coming out to the Stephen F. Austin State University plant sale. The spring sale attracts hundreds from all over East Texas and as far away as Houston and Dallas. The sale has grown to the size that proceeds can provide salaries for several positions at the SFA Arboretum.

Earth Day was moved indoors. The SFA Recreation Center was a perfect spot for parents and their children to spend a rainy day. The annual observance reminds us that recycling and going green is the right move to help save our environment. Music, informational booths and games for the kids were offered. Children even learned how to make their own paper. Earth Day projects going on all year long in Nacogdoches include a community garden and a new foot trail. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful is also sponsoring several recycling events.