Chamber cancels Neches Rendezvous for 2nd straight year

From the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce

LUFKIN, TX - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has assessed all the current projections for the weather forecast and river level possibilities. A very thoughtful decision has been made to CANCEL this year's Neches River Rendezvous. The safety of the participants and volunteers is our number one concern.

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce thanks all the sponsors and volunteers who worked hard to try and make the 2016 Neches River Rendezvous a success and hopes to see all our participants back in 2017.

Participants will receive a full reimbursement. Payments made by credit or debit card will be reapplied to the account. Payments made by cash or check will have a refund check printed. These checks will be mailed no later than Monday, June 6, 2016.

The Neches River Rendezvous is a scenic 10 mile canoe trip is designed to promote outdoor wilderness adventure in East Texas by framing a day of paddling with panoramic Neches River and beautiful forests.

Special thanks to the 19th Annual Neches River Rendezvous Sponsors. Presenting Sponsor Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau; Platinum Sponsor Texas Timberjack; Gold Sponsors Cherokee Industrial Fab., Ltd., Consolidated Communications, Duncan-Two, Ltd., Haglund Law Firm, P.C.; Silver Sponsors Buckeye Construction, East Texas Family Medicine, Forestar Real Estate Group, Lufkin Printing Company, Morgan Insurance Agency, Morris Air Conditioning & Heating, United Country Land & Timber; Bronze Sponsors Ellen Temple, Cook Tire & Service Center, S&W Expert Collision Repair, Southern Supply Inc.; Other Sponsors Boy Scouts of America, Brookshire Brothers,  Deep East Texas Amateur Radio Club, International Paper, Lufkin Coca-Cola.

For more information, contact the Chamber at (936)634-6644.