A wagon ride will be featured at this year's Downtown Hoedown in Lufkin. Tom Squires will be pulling the wagon with his mother-and-daughter team of horses. Tom is a community leader and is always lending a helping hand to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital as well as other organizations in our own community.
KTRE's Director of New Media, Kim Iribarren, went on a three-hour wagon ride with Tom and her response was, "I enjoyed my visit and ride with Mr Squires. He is a pleasure to be around." The children of the neighborhood love him. They all run to the end of their driveways to wait for him to come, and then they get on the wagon (with the permission of trusting parents), and they go for a ride. Passing traffic waves at him, and he is well received and respected in his community.