Houston Homecoming set for Saturday

HOUSTON – It’s July and it’s going to be hot, so Houston Homecoming organizers have backed up this year’s schedule one hour to hopefully get a little cooler weather.

Houston Homecoming 2017 will be Saturday on The Square downtown with music, bounce-houses, food, fun and fireworks, too. The event has traditionally packed The Square with the community setting up lawn chairs on Jefferson Street to enjoy friends and fellowship.

“We want people to mark their calendars and bring their family and make plans to be there,” said Lanny Wilson, of the Houston Homecoming Committee. “This event has grown to be a big summertime event for this community.”

And this year the headline act is The Shameless All-Star Country Band bringing their heartland music to the stage in downtown Houston and followed up by the annual fireworks show.

And Homecoming is all about fellowship with friends and enjoying music in anticipation of Independence Day.

The music starts with the Community Choir singing a bevy of patriotic tunes. The choir is open to anyone who wants to participate. They will meet in the training room at the Houston Fire Station at 5 p.m. sharp to go over music prior to performing. Anyone interested is asked to call 567-2669.

The entertainment lineup also includes other area talent:

The Barn Flies kickoff Homecoming 2016 with their own style of music. Hailing from Houston their three guys brothers have a long history of singing in local churches and community events around the region and beyond for several years. They sing at 6:30 p.m.

Southern Image Quartet will sing at 7 p.m. and performs their own special brand of Southern Gospel. This group is has performed repeatedly at Homecoming and is a crowd favorite.

Local churches, civic clubs and non-profit groups are being urged register their booth immediately and use the annual event as an opportunity to raise funds for their organization.

Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and groups or organizations wanting a booth at homecoming are asked to call the Chickasaw Development Foundation at 456-2321.

Started more than a dozen years ago, many families plan vacations to Houston around Homecoming. The community usually holds class reunions around the date, too.

“This event is all about Houston and a lot of people help us make this happen,” said Wilson. “We want to thank those to donate to this event every year.”

T-shirts for Homecoming were pre-sold and a limited number will be available at Saturday’s event.

Source : http://www.djournal.com/chickasaw/houston-homecoming-set-for-saturday/article_c5d185bd-93d8-5800-9032-a6d1957fe80b.html

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