Downtown Hoedown

by Tashun Chism

Today the city of Lufkin held it's annual downtown hoedown, and not even a little cold weather could keep East Texans from coming out to show their support.

"I think it's a little bit bigger. We've had quite a few more people I think. Number wise I don't really now, but it's cooler," Hoedown worker John Slater told us.

There was plenty of food and plenty of music.

"We've been walking around looking at all the stuff. Singing and dancing. Just having fun," said Tina Johnson.

There were also plenty of rides and games for the children. Along with plenty of animals to keep them entertained, including miniature ponies, pigs, and even lemurs and camels. Many who attended say the downtown hoedown is a great way to bring the community together.

"It is good for the community to get together once in a while and look each other in the eye and be friendly. Everybody goes about their business during the week so it's a good thing to do on the weekend," said Hoedown attendee Mark Anderson.

City leaders say it's also a great way to financially revitalize downtown Lufkin, and they're glad East Texans can have fun in the process.