Lufkin plans rally for Giants first baseman Brandon Belt

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin will be hosting a rally to congratulate Brandon Belt on the San Francisco Giants' recent sweep of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The rally will be held at the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center located on Lufkin's loop 287. Attendees are urged to enter via the entrance on the opposite side of the Ellen Trout, wear orange and black, and bring signs.

"We want to have a great turn to celebrate Brandon," Stephanie Oliver,  the president of The Journey, A Magazine for Women & EAST Magazine, wrote in an e-mail.

Oliver urged people to share word about the Lufkin rally for Brandon Belt on their Facebook pages and Web sites.

Hudson ISD held a rally for Belt Monday. The school district also honored him during its recent Red Ribbon Week festivities.

Belt, a first baseman for the Giants, is a graduate of Hudson High School. He played baseball for the Hudson Hornets. After playing at the college level for San Jacinto College North and the University of Texas at Austin, he was drafted by San Francisco in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft. He made is Major League Baseball debut on March 31, 2011 in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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