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Almost Ready To Fly Radio Controlled Club 936-566-5804

AARP - American Association of Retired Persons 936-646-4330

American Association of University Women 936-967-4117

Boys & Girls Club of Polk County 936-967-2474

C.A.S.A. of the Pines (Court Appointed Child Advocates) 936-676-9996

Corrigan Lions Club 936-398-5363

Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department 936-398-2551

Daughters of the American Revolution 936-327-5333

Daughters of the Republic of Texas 936-327-4167

Extension Homemakers Club (Good Neighbors Club) 936-327-6828

Friends of Murphy Memorial Library 936-327-4252

Girl Scouts 936-634-5813

Habitat For Humanity 936-328-8529

Ladies Livingston Golf Association 936-967-0107

Livingston Lions Club 936-967-2273

Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild 936-563-4580

Livingston Volunteer Fire Department 936-327-4411

Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary 936-566-4766

Onalaska Heritage Society 936-646-5376

Onalaska Lions Club 936-646-4330

Onalaska Youth Sports Association 936-646-4583

Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department 936-646-5111

Pilot Club of Livingston 936-398-4201

Piney Woods Players Theatre Group 936-646-3622

Polk County Garden Club 936-327-1248

Polk County Area GO TEXAN Team 936-327-1111

Polk County Heritage Society 936-566-4171

Polk County Historical Commission 936-563-4202

Polk County Mission Center 936-327-7634

Polk County Retired Teachers Association 936-563-4180

Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department 936-566-4555

Single Friends 936-967-2939

Sons of Confederate Veterans 936-327-8232

SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 936-967-2287

Sweet Strings Dulcimers Society 936-327-3205

Toastmasters International 936-327-8873

United Daughters of the Confederacy 936-398-5163

Veterans of Foreign Wars 936-327-9119

Senior Citizens Gold Card Program   www.livingstonisd.com 936-328-2308

If you are at least 60 years of age and live in the Livingston ISD, you are eligible to apply for a senior citizen gold card. This card will enable you to attend most district sponsored activities free of charge. Those school activities may include home football, basketball, and volleyball games, other sports activities, plays, musicals, concerts, etc. which are sponsored by LISD. (not school clubs and groups).

Senior Citizen Centers

The Senior Community Centers in Polk County offer daily games and activities like Skip-Bo, 42, Chicken Foot, Dominos and Bingo that are regular favorites.

Blood pressure clinics and health and nutrition presentations are also provided monthly through the county Agriculture Extension Office. The centers are open Monday through Friday and offer free meals to seniors over 60 through the Texas Department of Aging.

City of Corrigan Senior Center - 936-398-4090

City of Livingston Senior Center - 936-327-6844

City of Onalaska Senior Center - 936-646-5914City Parks Information   936-327-5242

City Swimming Pool   936-327-5242

Livingston Golf Course Pro Shop   936-327-4777
Murphy Memorial Library   936-327-4252

Municipal Airport, Burrows Air Service  936-967-5858

Lake Livingston State Park   936-365-2201
Southland Park, Below Lake Livingston Dam 936-365-2063


Community
City Attorney
City Manager
City Secretary
Community Development Coordinator
Human Resources

Main Street
Police Chief

Trade Days  936-327-3656

Open year around on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of each month is Trade Days located in Livingston's scenic Pedigo Park. Set on over 200 acres, shoppers enjoy a wide variety of food, arts, crafts, collectible and antique vendors. Trade Days Coordinator

Important People

Angie Carr - Escapees Inc. 101 Rainbow Dr., Livingston, TX 77351 936-327-2870 angiecarr@escapees.com

David LeMonte - Administrator - Memorial Medical Center Livingston 1717 Highway 59 Loop N., Livingston, Texas 77351 936-328-8700 dLeMonte@memorialhealth.org

Sheriff Kenneth Hammack - Polk County Sheriff 1733 North Washington, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-6810 khammack@polkcountyso.net

Sharon Miller - Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 571 State Park Road, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-563-1100 sawa@actribe.org

Sydney Murphy - Executive Director - Polk County Chamber of Commerce 1001 US Highway 59 Loop North, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-4929 sydneymurphy@livingston.net

Kelly Ritch - Executive Director - Polk County Industrial Development P.O. Box 1523, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-2710 pcidcorp@livingston.net

Mandy Risinger - City Manager - Corrigan 101 West Ben Franklin Street, Corrigan, Texas 75939-2040 936-398-4126 corriganmgr@sbcglobal.net

Sheila Smith - Smith Properties 3601 Hwy 190 West - 137 Old Mill Center, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-967-4400 sheila@smithproperties.net

Marilyn Sutton - City Manager - Livingston 200 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351 936-327-4311 citymanager@livingston.net

Kodi Owens - Workforce Solutions Livingston 317 W Church St # 109, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-5421 kodi.owens@twc.state.tx

Lew Vail - Mayor Onalaska 372 South FM 356 P.O. Box 880, Onalaska, Texas 77360 936-646-5376 lewvail@suddenlink.net

Judge John Thompson - Polk County Judge 101 West Church Street, Suite 300, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-6813 john.thompson@co.polk.tx.us

Commissioner Ronnie Vincent - Precinct 2 - Onalaska P. O. Box 1388, Onalaska, Texas 77360 936-646-5929 rvincent@livingston.net

Commissioner Robert "Bob" Willis - Precinct 1 - Goodrich P. O. Box 740, Goodrich, Texas 77335 936-327-2866 precinct1@eastex.net

Debbie Harlow - Polk County CRC Project Coordinator Harlow Enterprises, Inc. 114 Leas Drive, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-328-9176 dlaharlow@livingston.net

Polk County College 327-2710

The Polk County College and Conference Center will occupy and will 10 acres with good visibility and access to U.S. With 30,000 sq. ft. total with 20,000 sq ft being designated for the college facility and 10,000 sq. ft. for the conference center. Common areas will be used by both the college and conference center such as restrooms, office space, ticket station, snack bar, loading/unloading dock, break out rooms and entrance foyer. The parking lot will accommodate 400 vehicles. Conference area can accommodate a 500 seat banquet and an 800 seat concert. In 2007 there were 411 Polk County residents enrolled at Angelina College. Only 115 of these enrollees were able to take all or the majority of their classes at Livingston High School in the evening through Angelina College. The remaining Polk County residents had to drive out of the county for their classes.

Abundant Light of Livingston, Inc.

Abundant Light offers classes where people can study in an accredited course and learn to be a nurses assistant. The course is a 96 clock hour course and upon completion, the students will get to take a state exam and graduate to be CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants). Abundant Light also provides job placement assistance. Abundant Light offers other courses primarily directed at the health care field, and in the future will be offering courses in even other fields.

River of Life Training Center

The River of Life Women’s Life Skills Training Center, is a non-profit ministry organization created to address the needs of women in the Lake Livingston, Texas area. Lessons are offered through mentoring, life coaching, job-skills training, networking and faith assurance. Classes and coaching are offered in a range of subjects including: Money management, Job Interview Skills, Stress Management and Health and Nutrition.

Memorial Hospital Livingston

Memorial Hospital has several learning and support group programs available to the public. CPR Classes, Diabetes Support Groups, Livingston American Cancer Society Support Groups and Community Health Fair help keep the citizens educated on health related issues. The hospital also offers Nursing training through Angelina College on site at the medical center.

Angler Education - Tackle Loaner Program 936-365-2201

This program gives anyone interested in learning how to fish a chance to borrow fishing equipment just like a library loans books. Individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers for up to 7 days of fishing. Available at Livingston Lake Livingston State Park 302 Park Road 3, Livingston, TX 77351

School of the Arts 936-328-8682

Livingston's School of the Arts (SOTA) is a non-profit organization that offers all sorts of classes in music. SOTA is not just for kids, it's for people of any age who have a desire to learn music and are perhaps seeking self improvement. In addition to learning music, SOTA students give recitals at the end of each semester. Classes run from September through May each year and take place on Mondays from 3 pm - 10 pm. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes. SOTA was established in 2002 and is now in it's 8th year.

Owings Educational Services Hardin County, Texas   1-800-835-0343

Available in the Big Thicket area, approximately 30 minutes from Livingston, Owings Educational Services offers education in tourism, wildlife and nature for visitors and local residents. Services include History and Nature Tours for Groups, Wildlife and Nature Photography, Education Curriculum Development, Hospitality Training & Seminars for business employees and managers.

Livingston Area Community Band     936-566-5583

The approximately 40 piece group meets weekly and welcomes anyone with musical talent who would like to learn more and contribute to the community concerts. They are dedicated to providing entertainment in the form of quality music for the community, encouraging the philosophy that music is a lifelong pleasure and providing advanced learning opportunities for area musicians. Band membership ranges in age from high school seniors to senior citizens. No try-outs are required and there is no charge for joining. Players of any instruments are welcomed. For several years, the band has played a series of concerts at the gazebo on the courthouse square. They have also performed in various areas throughout the county, including retirement homes and Escapees recreation center.

Levi’s & Lace Square Dancing

These dancers meet weekly for dance lessons to hone in their skills. The group meets every Tuesday at the Onalaska Middle School located on FM 356 South.

Boots and Babes Square Dancing

The club was formed in 1979, with 29 members in the first graduating class. We are an active, stable club, and have an active membership list of 30+ dancers. Our club hosts an annual Spring Jubilee, and takes part in special events in Livingston and surrounding communities. The group meets weekly for lessons.

Murphy Memorial Library Livingston, Texas Open 44 Hours Per Week

 601 W. Church. Livingston, Texas 77351, Phone: 936-327-4252

Hours: Mon.- Fri. 10 - 6 - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Catalog on line, Genealogy, Books on Tape, Microfilm

Mickey Reily Public Library Corrigan, Texas Open 35 Hours Per Week

604 S. Mathews St., Corrigan, Texas 75939, Phone (936) 398-4156 Library Hours: Mon. 12 - 7 - Tue. - Fri. 10:30 - 5:30 Closed Sat. & Sun. Public Fax, Public Access Computers, Copy Machine, Notary

Onalaska Public Library Onalaska, Texas Open 40 Hours Per Week

372 South FM 356, Onalaska, Texas 77360, Phone 936-646-BOOK Opened in 2002, they have expanded their book collection to over 8,000. The library offers summer reading programs, "story hour" and genealogy classes. Library Hours: Weekdays (except Wednesday) 9 to 6, Saturday 10 to 2 Services include: Online Catalog Card System, Copy and Fax Service, Free Internet Access, Scanner and DVD Burner

The History Center Diboll, Texas

Located in Diboll, about 10 miles north of Polk County, is the new public history and archives center that collects, preserves, and makes available the history of our region for the educational use and benefit of present and future generations. Providing research opportunities is the core of their mission, and holdings include manuscripts, business and local government records, maps, newspapers, oral histories, books, and more than 200,000 photographs. They also have exciting exhibits both inside and out that help interpret the Center’s growing collections as well as the area’s rich cultural and natural history.

Pineywoods Bird and Bloom Club - East Texas Nature Club

166 Mitchell Ln., Livingston, Texas 77351

According to a survey by the American Birding Association, the average age of a birder is 49 years old and has a higher than average annual income and education. Birders contribute tens of billions of dollars in retails sales annually. Deep East Texas is described as birder's paradise and Polk County is filled with favorite locations for enjoying this pastime. The group meets once a month on the third Saturday of the month. Currently, the group has approximately 40 members and enjoy taking several trips each year. A few of the sites in Polk County include Longleaf Pines Trail and Bull Creek Trail in the Corrigan area and the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation as well as Lake Livingston.

Escapees RV Park and Club www.escapees.com

Many people-not only retirees-choose Polk County because it is the national headquarters for the Escapees RV Club. The facility serves the club's 65,000 RV enthusiasts with a support network, including meeting and activity facilities with down home charm. Escapees have several volunteer programs that benefit their members as well as the community where they live or vacation.

Volunteer Interest Areas (VIA)

A database program for those interested in sharing their talents to call on when a need exists.

Toastmasters Club 936-327-8873

This group meets weekly for one hour to improve verbal communication skills and public speaking skills for themselves, the community and anyone else who desires to improve themselves in this vital area of everyday life. Anyone is welcomed to attend and take part or just watch and listen. Toastmasters Meet Weekly at Escapees

Escapades

Twice a year, the RV group holds national “Escapades” that include a boot camp for beginning RVers, survival skill workshops for the more experienced RVer and dozens of fun events like line dancing, Ham-O-Rama talent show, balloon fiestas, kite festivals, outdoor adventures, cruises and music festivals.

Escapees CARE, Inc.

Escapees CARE offers an adult day care program that is open to Polk County residents as well as Escapees Club members. The program provides day long assistance for those recovering from injuries, surgery, strokes, and patients coping with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. The program is open Monday through Friday.

Volunteers On Wheels (VOW)

The founders of this group joined together in an effort to educate the public on how RVers volunteer as they travel and to make RVers aware of volunteer opportunities. Their motto is "Making a difference in communities across the nation."

Sports

While Polk County is not home to a professional sports team, there are many different sporting events to attend and enjoy. Whether a spectator or a participant, Polk County has a wide variety of sports organizations and venues to satisfy even the most dedicated supporters.

In addition to school district teams, many sporting organizations like the Livingston, Corrigan and Onalaska Youth Sports Associations, welcome residents of Polk County to become part of the team. Seniors and retirees play a vital role in the sports organizations in Polk County. From cheering in the stands, working concession stands, cooking for fundraisers, coaching and serving on committees, the sports associations in Polk County rely on the volunteer efforts of our retirees.

Youth Sports Associations

Corrigan Youth Baseball Park, 1400 W. 2nd St, Corrigan, TX 75939. (936) 398-5363.

Corrigan City Park is a ten acre park area with five ball fields for Little League and adult sports team games.

Onalaska Youth Sports Association 936-646-4583

The Onalaska youth sports association was developed in 1976 to enhance the future of the local youth. Enrollment is at approximately 178 kids ranging from 6 to 14 years of age. Sports include Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball. This organization relies on concessions and private donations to operate. The senior citizens are major contributors of time and energy to support the association.

 

Other Youth Sports Associations

Boys & Girls Club of Polk County 936-327-1111

Little Dribblers Basketball 936-327-5170

Dixie Softball 936-327-3182

Little Darlings Basketball 936-327-2621

Livingston Sea Lions 936-365-2565

Youth Baseball 936-328-6574

Youth Soccer 936-967-4517

Polk County 4-H 936-327-6828

Livingston Youth Outreach Football 936-327-4558

Youth Outreach Basketball 936-967-0789

Trinity-Neches F.F.A. and 4-H Livestock Show and Rodeo

Annual Sporting Event Held in March

Barney Wiggins Memorial Park Rodeo Arena

This annual sporting event, held in March, is one of the biggest events in the

county. In addition to livestock showing, rodeo events like Team Penning,

Roping and Racing can be entered for competition prizes.

Polk County Youth Rodeo Association    936-365-2258

The Polk County Youth Rodeo Association is a family oriented organization promoting a positive social environment supporting youth rodeo events in which youth participate and learn from. Founded in 1960, PCYRA is one of the oldest Youth Rodeo Associations in Texas. The July Youth Rodeo is just for youth participants, but Leadline participants can be of any age, assisted or unassisted rider. The sporting events are held at Barney Wiggins Memorial Park Rodeo Arena in Livingston. The Annual July four-day rodeo event is one of the biggest youth rodeos in Texas.

2008 Polk County GO TEXAN Scholarship Recipients :

Livingston FFA - Big Sandy FFA - Corrigan-Camden FFA

Polk County 4-H - Onalaska FFA - Goodrich FFA

Polk County Area GO TEXAN Team  936-327-0007

Polk County is one of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Associations Area Go Texan counties. This organization awards scholarships as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual commitment to Texas students with more than $7.5 million in scholarships and educational programs. Team Polk County relies on retirees and other volunteers who contribute their time and support in coordinating, fundraising, and other events that make this a major volunteer organization in the county. Their annual Go Texan Golf Tournament and Annual BBQ are huge events that help support the scholarship program.

For the first time in "Go-Texan" history, Polk County has taken first place in the Team Penning event. The Go-Texan Team Penning competition was held in February of 2008 with approximately 75 teams. The Polk County team took 2nd place in the first go and 1st place in the final go taking home Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo trophy saddles for their efforts. The team members from Corrigan, Livingston, and a new resident of Polk County, are all veteran team penners. In 2008, the Polk County Go-Texan Committee awarded twenty-two $1,000 scholarships to area seniors. www.polkcountytoday.com/polktexans.html

School Sports

With many opportunities to volunteer, retirees play an important role in the school sports teams throughout the county, from parking attendants, concessions, selling tickets and helping with other related events. Each school offers gymnasiums and outside arenas for sports games and tournaments.

Several of the school districts have held championship status at some time or another for various sports teams.

Big Sandy ISD - The Wildcats

www.bigsandyisd.net/Orgs/Orgs.cfm

Big Sandy ISD 4H Program Showing

Wildcats - Boys Ladycats - Girls

Cross Country Softball

Basketball Basketball

Baseball Tennis

Tennis Cheerleading

Corrigan-Camden ISD - The Bulldogs

Bulldog - Boys Ladydog - Girls

Basketball Basketball

Football Volley Ball

Baseball

Goodrich ISD - The Hornets

Hornets - Boys Lady Hornets - Girls

Basketball Basketball

Cross Country/Track Volleyball

Cross Country/Track

Leggett ISD - The Pirates

Pirates - Boys Lady Pirates - Girls

Basketball Basketball

Baseball Volleyball

Livingston ISD - The Lions

Lion Mascot & Cheerleaders 8th Grade Champions Lady Lions Soccer

Lions - Boys Lady Lions - Girls

Baseball Softball

Basketball Basketball

Cross County Cheerleading

Football Volleyball

Soccer Soccer

Tennis Tennis

Track

Onalaska ISD - The Wildcats

Wildcats Mascot Wildcats Pep Rally

Wildcats - Boys Lady Wildcats - Girls

Baseball Softball

Basketball Basketball

Cross Country Cheerleading

Golf Volleyball

Tennis

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

The Tribe sponsors many recreational programs designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and an interest in physical fitness. A Recreation Manager arranges activities and oversees organized sports. The Veterans Pavilion is a 250 x 150 covered full-facility gymnasium and serves as the center of Tribal athletic activities including men's and women's basketball leagues, Fast-Pitch Softball, youth leagues which includes the Little Dribbler's program; organized volleyball games, powwows, special events, and numerous tournaments throughout the year.

Alabama-Coushatta Gymnasium

Adult Athletics

Ladies Golf Association Men's Golf Association  936-327-4383  936-327-7789

Softball (Men & Women’s) Tennis (Men’s & Women’s)  936-327-4290 936-327-2862

Water Aerobics - Livingston City Pool 936-327-5051

Carter Pasture - Hunting Lease - Annual, year round 936-398-5423


Onalaska B.A.S.S. Club  936-646-2662

A member of the Texas and National Federation of B.A.S.S. Clubs, the Onalaska B.A.S.S. Club is a Texas South East Region B.A.S.S. Federation Club. Along with regular fishing, they are actively involved in the community working with The Trinity River Authority, Parks and Wildlife Departments and State Representatives to provide and enhance stocking programs. They also volunteered their time to mark the Trinity River channels in the lake. They hold six tournaments a year and two championship tournaments a year for qualified participants. The majority of the members are senior retirees who enjoy the sport of fishing.

PAKS Martial Arts Academy

Livingston - 936-327-7899               Onalaska - 936-646-3301

http://paksmartialarts.com/

The United Tang Soo Do Federation/Pak's Karate Academy is one of the world's premiere Korean Martial Arts Federations consisting of over 100 schools united under the direction of Grandmaster Song K. Pak. Polk County has two locations, Livingston and Onalaska. In July 2008, the Onalaska team participated in the U.S.S.S.A. Nationals and brought home 18 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze medals. www.polkcountytoday.com/paks.html

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Livingston Golf Course

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com/parks/facilities.asp

801 Matthews Street, Livingston - 936-327-4777

Livingston Golf Course and driving range is located in Matthews Street Park. A

newly remodeled club house including covered patio with seating and new golf

cart barn and carts are part of the recent renovation. Annual membership fees

start at $500. Fee for 9 holes is $16 and $22 for 18 holes for non-members

which includes cart and Green fee. Member cart only fee is $6 for 9 holes and

$12 for 18 holes. Senior rates are 9 holes for $11 and $17 for 18 holes. Private

tournaments and golf lessons are available.

Other Area Golf Courses

All of the golf clubs offer tournament packages, including green fees, cart and

range balls. Packages are available including course contest set-up, customized

rule sheets, scorecards, cart signage and professional staff. Each of the courses

are just minutes away from Onalaska around the lake area.

Cape Royale Golf Course

www.caperoyalegolf.net/golf/proto/caperoyalegolf/

An 18 hole course, Cape Royale offers par 3, 4 and 5 holes with doglegs, down

wind shots, slopes and steep hills and picturesque views of Lake Livingston.

Hole 1 - 395 yard Par 4 Hole 10 - 203 yard Par 3

Hole 2 - 495 yard Par 5 Hole 11 - 382 yard Par 4

Hole 3 - 405 yard Par 4 Hole 12 - 503 yard Par 5

Hole 4 - 110 yard Par 3 Hole 13 - 179 yard Par 3

Hole 5 - 380 yard Par 4 Hole 14 - 474 yard Par 5

Hole 6 - 398 yard Par 4 Hole 15 - 406 yard Par 5

Hole 7 - 322 yard Par 4 Hole 16 - 431 yard Par 4

Hole 8 - 126 yard Par 3 Hole 17 - 173 yard Par 3

Hole 9 - 345 yard Par 4 Hole 18 - 361 yard Par 4

Waterwood National Golf Course

Westwood Shores Golf Course   936-594-9172

Bowling - Family Recreation Center 936-365-3182

184 Kings Row, Livingston, TX 77351,

The Family Recreation Center is a 12 lane bowing alley with game room including 2 pool tables, air hockey and video games. There are several adult leagues including a Senior League. Ladies League bowls Thursday nights, Men’s League bowls on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Mixed League bowls on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. There are two Senior Leagues. One bowls on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and one on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. League fees for Seniors are $12 per night. Open bowl is on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pale Horse Publishing

 Send us your book as an email attachment. If your book and is ready to go our Basic Program is what you need. Our Basic Program cost $575.00 (see below) Print and shipping cost are quoted when you have the page size and count. The check marks indicate the services included in the Basic Program.

 

 

for Visitors

Sonic Drive-In, Jack-In-The-Box, Subway, Pizza Hut, Churches Fried Chicken, Popeye’s Chicken, Taco Bell, Burger King, What-A-Burger, McDonalds.

Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe - Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner     936-327-3222

El Burrito - Mexican Menu, Lunch and Dinner,     936-327-1147

Florida's Kitchen - Lunch - Dinner, Seafood, BBQ, Steak, Burger,  936-967-4216

Shrimp Boat Manny's - Cajun Seafood -Steak, Lunch, Dinner,     936-327-0100

Texas Pepper Restaurant - Mexican - American, Lunch - Dinner,     936-327-2794

Miss Jean’s BBQ - Lunch, Dinner, 936-646-6972

The Yellow Rose Cafe - Breakfast, BBQ, Burgers, Daily Specials, Lunch, Dinner     936-967-5255

Yung’s Chinese Buffet - Buffet and Menu, Lunch, Dinner,     936-328-3288


Livingston Specialty Merchant's Guild


Big Thicket National Preserve

The Big Thicket Preserve offers educational programs for nature enthusiasts in a variety of natural habitat and botanical garden areas. The Stark Foundation Grant, awarded to be paid in 2008 and 2009 provides funds to support the Thicket of Diversity species inventory. This private foundation supports and encourages education for improving the quality of life in Southeast Texas. Some of the educational seminars held in the past are "Butterflies of Southeast Texas", "Frogs, Toads, Snakes, Oh My!", "Water Bears", "Animal Tracking" and "Exotic Vs. Native Plants".


Bird Sanctuary - City of Livingston  936-327-4311

Livingston was designated as a Bird Sanctuary by the City Council in May 1970. With a wide variety of birds and many trails and locations in which to observe them, Birding is fast becoming a favorite educational and recreational pastime.


Ellen Trout Zoo Lufkin, Texas (936) 633-0399

402 Zoo Cir., Lufkin, TX 75904. Approximately a 40 minute drive from Livingston. With more than 500 animals, the Zoo provides an adventure for young and old. The adjacent park provides beautifully-wooded picnic settings and a miniature pre-Civil War train replica which visitors can ride around the lake. Open daily.


Houston Zoo Houston, Texas

While Polk County is not fortunate enough to have it’s own zoo, it is about an hour’s drive to the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially, the Houston Zoo is a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences. They have over 4,500 permanent residents (the animals) for whom they provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, they have 1.6 million guests each year who come to experience the incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment.


Polk County Historical Markers

Polk County's role in Texas history is preserved in dozens of state historical markers. Two sites, the Polk County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex, were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in early 2002. One interesting marker is the Birthplace of Margo Jones who established theatre-in-the- round, now a popular method in theatres around the world.

A recent Texas Historical Marker dedication in Polk County drew more than 2,000 people commemorating 100 years of education in Livingston. The first graduating class in 1908 had three students. Located throughout the county, some 50 plus historical markers can be visited to learn more about what brought Polk County to where it is today.


Heritage Park Livingston

Jonas Davis was one of the last Pakana Muskogee Indians to reside in Polk County. He and his wife Hortense built the cabin in 1933. The log cabin was built on a bluff overlooking Kickapoo Creek on the Burgess Survey. The log cabin originally had a mud and stick chimney and several more rooms built with milled lumber. The interior walls, ceiling and floor were lined with milled lumber. Newspaper was used to cover the walls for insulation. The cabin was donated to the Polk County Heritage Society in the late 1970's and was moved to Livingston in the early 1980's and restored by the Society.

Jonas Davis Cabin in Heritage Park and W.T. Carter Train


Antiques, Artisans, Specialty Shops Sponsored by Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild


McCardell Cottage Bed & Breakfast  

One of the most historic Bed & Breakfasts in Texas, the richly storied McCardell Cottage was once considered by the folks of Livingston to be the hub of the community. Built by Dr. McCardell in 1887, it served as the community's medical facility for a while. Because of the family's taste for the finer things in life, the McCardell residence hosted many of the town's premier cultural and social events. McCardell Cottage Bed & Breakfast received the Civic Pride Award and is the first and only home in Polk County to receive a National Recognition of Historic Places plaque. Victorian birthday parties, baby showers and wedding receptions are some of the events hosted at the Cottage.


The Milam Home Bed & Breakfast  

The Milam Home is a non-hosted bed and breakfast that exudes a feeling of "a home away from home". This restored historic landmark offers luxurious accommodations and a safe, comfortable and peaceful escape from big city life. The innkeeper arrives each morning to create a bountiful homemade breakfast, served up with genuine Southern hospitality. Whether your getaway is for relaxation, romance or business travel, the Milam Home is an exceptional travel experience.


Best Western Inn Livingston, 335 Highway 59 Loop South, Livingston, TX 77351 (936) 327-8500

Hampton Inn, 1510 US Hwy 59 S Loop Livingston, TX 77351 (936) 327-2300

Holiday Inn Express, 120 South Point Lane Livingston, TX 77351 (936) 327-9600

Lake Livingston Inn, 3219 Hwy 59 S Livingston, TX 77351 (936) 327-2525

Lake Livingston Vacation Rentals, 618 Palmetto, Livingston, TX 77351, (936) 327-6884

Northshore RV Resort & Marina, 168 Butler Onalaska, TX 77360, (936) 646-3124

Super 8 Motel, 117 Hwy 59 Loop S, Livingston, TX 77351, (936) 327-2451

The Yellow Rose Cabins, 182 Pocahontas, Goodrich, TX 77335, (936) 365-2762


Kayaking on Lake Livingston Boating and fishing on Lake Livingston Lake Livingston State Park on Lake Livingston. 300 Park Road 65, Livingston, TX 77351     936-365-2201

Lake Livingston State Park, a 635 acre park, part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife system, is just outside the Livingston city limits. The park offers camping, picnicking, swimming pool, mountain biking, nature study, fishing, boating and horseback riding. Trinity River Authority-operated Wolf Creek and Tigerville Parks are a short drive away.


Cabin Campsite at State Park Entrance to Riding Stables at State Park

Day use equestrian is now available. Visitors use the horses provided by Lake Livingston stables. Enjoy a guided trail ride or an Eat 'n Ride that includes either breakfast or steak dinner. A leisurely ride through 2.5 miles of the park gives you the chance to really enjoy the scenic and wooded terrain and observe the abundance of plants and wildlife the park has to offer. Guided trail ride without meal is $25 per hour. Eat 'n Ride breakfast or dinner trail rides are priced from $30 to $40 per person. Rides are scheduled four to six times per day. Stable reservations - 936-967-5032.

Fishing is the all time favorite on this 90,000 acre lake where you are sure to bring home a catch. The lake is located on the Trinity River in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties and is approximately 50 miles north of Houston.

Lake Livingston is 77 feet deep and was impounded in 1969. The Conservation Pool Elevation is 131 ft. msl with a fluctuation of 1-2 feet annually. The normal clarity is moderate to highly turbid. The lake is operated by The Trinity River Authority - PO Box 360, Livingston, Texas 77351, (936) 365-2292. The predominant species in Lake Livingston are Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue, Channel and Flathead Catfish, White Bass, Striped Bass and Crappie. Bass caught on Lake Livingston Catfish 37lbs and was 44 inches long - Lake Livingston


Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds - Alabama-Coushatta Reservation

Lake Tombigbee is located on the 4585 acre Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. The reservation is located 17 miles east of Livingston on U.S. Hwy 190. The campgrounds have complete camping facilities available. Primitive sites to RV stations with full hook-ups, new restrooms equipped with bathhouses, covered pavilion, picnic tables, fire rings, swimming areas and hiking and nature trails are all centered around the 26 acre Lake Tombigbee. Cabins are also available, all with air conditioning, from $40 to $100 per night. Also for $40 per night, perhaps you would prefer to experience the real outdoors and camp in a Teepee which can accommodate six people. Canoeing, paddleboats and firewood for campsites are also available. Fishing fees are $5 per person, ages 9 years to 55 years. No charge for fishermen over 55. No fishing license is required on the reservation and the lake is stocked with catfish and Florida bass with the natural presence of crappie and perch.

The lake is aggressively managed for channel catfish and largemouth bass through stocking, feeding, and maintaining excellent water quality. The lake boasts an aeration system to provide added oxygen and ensure healthy fish populations. A large forage base including bluegill and threadfin shad have been stocked, and the lake receives annual stockings of channel catfish. Harvest regulations are also set in place through the Fish and Wildlife Department to help keep the fishery in balance.


Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is filled with biological influences like south eastern swamps, eastern forests, central plains, and southwest deserts. Bogs sit near arid sand hills and Eastern bluebirds nest near roadrunners. There are 85 tree species, more than 60 shrubs, and nearly 1,000 other flowering plants, including 26 ferns and allies, 20 orchids, and four of North America's five types of interesting plants. Nearly 186 kinds of birds live here or migrate through. Fifty reptile species include a small, rarely seen population of alligators. Amphibious frogs and toads abound. The preserve covers 97,550 acres, and offers auto touringbackpacking, biking, bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, interpretive programs, kayaking, nature walks, stargazing, swimming, trapping and wildlife viewing and photography. Two canoe trails are also available.


Southland Park - Polk County

This county park is located below the Lake Livingston Dam. This is a popular place for bird watching.


Livingston Municipal Airport

Located 6 miles southwest of Livingston on FM 350 south. The airport has a 3,700 ft. lighted runway with fuel available and privately-owned hangars.


Barney Wiggins Memorial Park   

Home of the Annual Polk County Youth Rodeo, one of the largest Youth Rodeos in the state, bringing contestants from all over Texas and many neighboring states. This covered rodeo arena and Little League Baseball field provides recreational opportunities for young and old alike. Play day riding events like barrel racing and poles are open to anyone who wants to enter. Retirees who are riding and baseball enthusiasts enjoy volunteering their time for coaching and supporting these favorite recreational pastimes.


Bill Garsee Rodeo Arena   1400 W 2nd St, Corrigan 75939

Local riding and roping events can be enjoyed at Bill Garsee Rodeo Area. Located in Corrigan next to the Mickey Reily Park


Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center, Inc.   

A retreat facility and summer camp on 640 acres of beautiful pine forest in Livingston, the area has many walking trails. The center includes interaction with campers and college students in their Summer Camp program, adult groups in the hotel and conference center, and church youth functions or school groups in the Retreats program. Meeting, dining and lodging facilities are available. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.


Joe Pedigo City Park

Located in Livingston, Pedigo Park is over 200 acres and equipped with three picnic shelters, soccer fields, softball fields and baseball field. Additional large group pavilions, restrooms and concession facilities are also on the property. Home of Trade Days, Pedigo Park is the gathering place for events throughout the year like live concerts, car shows, dog shows and annual children's fishing tournament sponsored by KidFish Foundation. Entrance Pedigo Park Ball Field - Pedigo Park Picnic Area - Pedigo Park


Matthews Street City Park

Located in Livingston, this city park is approximately 90 acres and includes playground equipment, covered picnic pavilion, jogging/exercise trail and tennis courts. It is open from 6:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. The Olympic size swimming pool is open from June 1 to mid-August and offers activities like Adult Water Aerobics. Lifeguard instruction and CPR testing and certification are given at Matthews Park Pool. The annual Sonic ‘50s and the Polar Bear parties are also held at Matthews Park Pool.

Jogging Trails - Pool and Tennis Court area Matthews Park - Golf Course

801 Matthews Street, Livingston - 936-327-4777

Livingston Golf Course and driving range is located in Matthews Street Park. A newly remodeled club house including covered patio with seating and new golf cart barn and carts are part of the recent renovation. Annual membership fees start at $500. Fee for 9 holes is $16 and $22 for 18 holes for non-members which includes cart and Green fee. Member cart only fee is $6 for 9 holes and $12 for 18 holes. Senior rates are 9 holes for $11 and $17 for 18 holes. Private tournaments and golf lessons are available.


Cape Royale Golf Course

www.caperoyalegolf.net/golf/proto/caperoyalegolf/

Less than thirty minutes from Livingston and set amidst some of the most breathtaking landscapes in East Texas is Cape Royale Country Club. Incorporating the natural rolling hills along the western shores of Lake Livingston brings a unique and welcome change of pace from the mostly flat courses in urban markets. The 18-hole course features dramatic elevation changes and breath taking views of the Lake. The club is equipped with a pro-shop, deli and driving range. Fees start at $30 with a 10% discount for Seniors. Individual memberships start at $1,281 annually and $960 annually for Seniors.

Cape Royale Golf Course

Waterwood National Golf Course

www.waterwoodnational.com/golf/proto/waterwoodnational/course/course.htm

A short drive from Onalaska is Waterwood National Golf Course. This 18 hole course was created by Pete Dye to be one of the toughest courses in America. Widely considered among the top golf course designs in America, Waterwood has hosted national amateur championship events. Normal fee rates start at $45 and $30 for Seniors and includes green fee and cart rental. A pro shop and cafe round out a day on the course.

Waterwood Golf Course Waterwood Pro Shop


Westwood Shores Golf Course

www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/TX/683730.htm

936-594-9172

The 18-hole "Westwood Shores" course is located at the north end of Lake Livingston at the Westwood Shores Country Club about twenty minutes from Onalaska. The course features 6,791 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Bermuda grass. Fees start at $22.


Escapees RV Club    www.escapees.com

Located in Livingston at the Rainbow’s End RV Park. The active community sits on 141 acres, and offers 130 RV sites with full hookups, clubhouse, swimming pool, games, computer stations and more.


Double Creek Farm   

www.doublecreektreefarm.com

At Double Creek Farm you will find locally-grown Christmas trees that you choose and cut. They have hay rides, a giant sand box, a playhouse and a big hay jump perfect for the grandkids. The gift shop features many quality items you can't find in a big box store -- many are made by local artisans. Picnic facilities are also on the grounds and facilities are available for private or company outings.


Lake Livingston Market and Marina At Lake Livingston State Park

www.livingstonmarketmarina.com/

Rentals for pontoon Boats, peddle boats, kayaks, and canoes are available at the marina. The marina also has a market and gift shop. The park has 161 camp sites including full hookup sites. There are also screened shelters and group areas for rent. This is the perfect place for all your camping and water sport needs.


Sandy Creek Resort & Campground

11941 US Hwy 190 W Livingston, TX 77351  Phone: (936) 646-3369


Waterfront Lodge & Marina & RV Park

371 Navaho Trail Onalaska, TX 77360  Phone: (936) 646-3525


SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS

Livingston, Onalaska and Corrigan all have Senior Citizen Centers with regular activities like Dominos, Chicken Foot, reduced fee meals and special events and programs throughout the year. The centers also have a resale shop operated by Senior volunteers who raise money to provide for the operations and activities at the centers.

City of Onalaska Senior Citizens Calendar

Senior Citizen Center - Livingston, TX 77351  (936) 327-6844

Corrigan Community Center - 603 S. Mathew, Corrigan  936-398-5949

Indian Springs Community Center - 266 Pichetto Trail, (11 miles East of Livingston) 936-563-4882 www.indianspringsinfo.org

"Books and Beans" offered every Wednesday with different menu for $3 per plate - Seniors welcomed and encouraged to attend for hot meal, games and fellowship. Book prices start at .25 ea.


Fitness Centers

The Sweat Shop

412 N Jackson Livingston (936) 328-4643

The Sweat Shop is a full service gym with daily, weekly and yearly rates. The

Silver Sneakers Fitness Program for older adults is free to members of

participating Medicare health plans. Open 24 Hours - 7 Days a week.

Anytime Fitness

South Point Shopping Center, Livingston (936-327-9799

www.polkcountytoday.com/anytime.html

Annual memberships, 10% discount for “over 55”. 24 hour access, secure facilities and trainers on site. Reciprocal membership to any location in the world. New facility with state-of the art equipment.

Anytime Fitness - Livingston - 936-327-9799

The Body Firm - Livingston - 936-327-7777

Lakeside Fitness Center - Onalaska 936-646-3353


Trails and More Trails

www.maxtrails.com/states/tx.html

With all the forest area Polk County is known for, we have plenty of trails to enjoy for hiking, bird watching or just getting away from it all. Some of the known trails in the county are Bull Creek Trail in the Moscow area, Big Thicket - Big Sandy Trail and Big Thicket - Woodlands Trail in the Dallardsville area and Big Thicket - Beaver Slide Trail and Lake Livingston State Park Trail in the Livingston area.

Big Thicket - Beaver Slide Trail Nature Trail in Big Thicket

Recreational Areas and Facilities

www.canoetexas.com/Pineywoods.htm

Neches River Recreation

www.texaspineywoodsexperience.org

The Conservation Fund has launched the Lone Star State's most ambitious land conservation and sustainable tourism initiative named The Pineywoods

Experience. In its first phase, this $35 million campaign aims to protect 30,000 acres of forest to promote economic growth in East Texas. The Neches River, which borders Polk County on the northeast, is being studied as part of the initiative. The Chamber of Commerce has set up a tourism committee specifically to focus on the benefits of the Neches River project in Polk County.

The Pineywoods’ national and state parks and recreation areas are among the country’s most valuable natural habitats--offering an astonishing array of birding & wildlife viewing opportunities. They offer countless ways of enjoying the great outdoors, including hiking; boating on rivers and lakes (and through cypress swamps!); camping and swimming; and seasonal fishing. Old Bridge crossing the Neches River at Hwy 59 in Northern Polk County


Performing Arts

Polk County offers several means to enjoy cultural arts and opportunities. Some of these opportunities are offered as presentations throughout the county as well as opportunities to become members of the organizations. With such a variety of cultural and entertainment events, there is no need to leave the county.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Annual Pow Wow

Every year in June, dancers from Native American tribes across the U.S. compete at the annual Pow Wow at the reservation. There is also a children's Pow Wow held annually in January. Both events draw in large crowds of spectators and participants from all over North America.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Annual Pow Wow


Boots and Babes     936-327-3384

This active club, now in its 26th year, meets each Friday in Livingston. Lessons

are conducted once or twice a year as needed. There are some 18 couples of various ages. Boots and Babes is a member of the Sam Houston Square Dance Association and the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancing. In addition to their regular weekly dancing, they also hold occasional special dances like their annual jubilee which is held the second Saturday in April. They have also put on exhibits for community wide events as well as dance at nursing homes and local schools in the area.


Levi's and Lace     936-327-4610

This square dance group centers it's functions around Onalaska, where they dance every Tuesday at the local middle school. Lessons or workshops are held then. The group has about 44 members and consider themselves fortunate to have acquired the services of renowned square dance caller Wayne Morvent of Silsbee as their club caller.


Livingston Area Community Band     936-566-5583

This band is made up of a group of people who are interested in bringing their music to the area. The community concerts put on by the band are enjoyed by young and old alike. The band membership ranges in age from high school to senior citizens. Their mission is to provide quality musical entertainment, encourage the lifelong pleasure of music and provide advanced learning opportunities for young area musicians. Anyone who wants to play a horn is welcomed. Concerts are scheduled twice a year at the court house gazebo and throughout the community during Christmas.


Livingston Community Concert Association     936-327-5674

The Association's goal is to bring quality family entertainment to Livingston at reasonable prices. Membership drives for season tickets are held February through March. Membership fees are $30 per adult, $10 per student and $65 for per family. The entertainment provided by the association varies from light classical to Broadway to country and western. Several concerts are presented each year. A reciprocal agreement with Kilgore and Port Arthur allows members to attend their shows at no extra charge by showing their membership card.


Junior and Senior High School Productions

Livingston, Onalaska, Big Sandy, Leggett ISD, Corrigan and Goodrich schools have Theater and Music Departments that produce plays and other forms of entertainment throughout the year. Some of the school districts have placed in UIL competition for Theatre.

Livingston I.S.D. Performing Arts Department (Theatre and Choir)

The Livingston I.S.D. Theatre Arts Department is committed to the promotion of the Arts in Education through vocal and stage performance. We are determined to increase the awareness of the community and school in regard to music and theatre and its relationship to academic achievement. We strive to enhance the quality of life of our students through performance in theatre productions, concerts and musical programs. Our focus includes many forms of theatre and vocal music and is not limited to one area of performance. Performances are held throughout the year at Livingston High School Auditorium and other area venues.


Livingston Art League    

With about 60 members, the league meets monthly September through May. The league is affiliated with the Lone Star Art Guild. The local league holds competitive art shows. Members are also eligible to show their work in any Lone Star Art Guild affiliated club shows. Members include men and women of all ages and beginners and professionals are welcomed. In addition to furthering their own abilities through mutual exchange of ideas, various programs and presentations, the league also endeavors to promote art in the community.


Piney Woods Players     936-646-3622 www.pineywoodsplayers.com

Since the Piney Woods Players began in 1984, they have staged a variety of theatrical and musical programs, sponsored children's workshops and helped stage children's sketches and plays. Each year, PWP presents a reading of Charles Dickens “Christmas Carol” at local churches. During these readings, they enlist the church members to be a part of the reading. They also provide scholarships each year to high school graduates pursuing the arts. Presently, there are over 100 members. The theatre group presents three to four productions a year including a three or four-act play, musical dinner theater and children's workshop. Everyone is welcomed to attend the productions or if you have been bitten by the theatre bug, there is a place for you front or back stage.


Huntsville Community Theater www.huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org

Huntsville is about 30 minutes west of Polk County where you can enjoy several plays and musical productions per year.


Houston Theater District www.houstontheaterdistrict.org

Houston is home to the world renowned Theater District with 12,948 seats for live performances, 1,480 movie seats and ranks second only to New York City for the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area. From Opera, Ballet, Symphony, Theater and more, the Theater District provides an unlimited selection of arts and cultural productions an hour’s drive from Polk County.


Festivals and Events

With five cities and many more unincorporated communities, Polk County always has some kind of event going on all throughout the year. A lot of the events are hosted by non-profit volunteer organizations who rely on the support of the community, not only financially, but by citizens donating valuable time to carry out the responsibilities of seeing the event to fruition.

Volunteers play an important role in many areas of what makes Polk County the friendliest and most supportive place to live. One way appreciation is shown for volunteer efforts is some of the awards presented at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet; like Polk Countian of the Year and Community Service Award, just to name a couple. Cities in the county have annual recognition luncheons and dinners awarding volunteers and employees for their dedication to the community. With volunteers and community minded people continuing to get involved, Polk County will be able to offer even more events like the ones listed below.


Livingston Trade Days is held every month at Pedigo Park

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com/tradedays/

Monthly Trade Days event

Multicultural Festival

www.polkcountytoday.com/mcfest2009.html

Every year in January, Polk County hosts the Multicultural Festival where folks from all over the county come out and enjoy free fried fish, entertainment, health fair, and the diversity of our community. Entertainment is also provided by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Volunteers and organizers put in time and thousands of dollars to coordinate the annual event.


Events and Festivals

January

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas - Children's Pow Wow 

www.alabama-coushatta.com

Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

www.polkchamber.com

Miss Polk County Pageant  936-328-0824

Multicultural Festival  936-365-2311


February

Boots and Babes Mardi Gras  www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Miss Greater Livingston Pageant  936-328-5200

Rotary International Pancake Supper 936-328-5200


March

Annual Beautiful Baby Contest - Friends of Onalaska Library

www.cityofonalaska.us

Round Up Texas 5 K Annual Leprechaun Fun Run and Walk - Onalaska

www.cityofonalaska.us

Spring Outdoor Expo - Trade Days - Livingston

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Trinity-Neches Livestock Show and Rodeo  

www.livingstonisd.com

Onalaska B.A.S.S. Club Championship Tournament


April

Easter Parade/Egg Hunt - Onalaska - www.cityofonalaska.us

Eggstravaganza - Livingston - www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Kid Fish - Pedigo Park - www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Lions Club Fish Fry - www.polkcountytoday.com/lionsfishfry.html

Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ and Auction

www.cityofonalaska.us  

Rock-N-Roll Road Fest - www.indianspringsinfo.org

Rotary International Golf Tournament 936-328-5200

Texas Cruisers Car Show - Pedigo Park - www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Texas Cruiser Car Show - Pedigo Park


May

American Cancer Society - Polk County Relay For Life www.polkcountyrelay.org

Boots and Babes Armed Forces Day Dance

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com - 936-327-3384

Lions Club Golf Tournament - 936-327-5111

Polk County Area "Go Texan" Golf Tournament

www.polkchamber.com  

Polk County Relay For Life

Polk County Supports American Cancer Society Relay For Life

The Polk County Relay For Life is an annual event filled with overnight events designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs. Throughout the night, in addition to relay laps and food, there are many activities like buddy boards race, The Ellen Show, the frozen t-shirt contest, video games, the kazoo lap, dance lessons, Simon Sez and more. Last year’s event in Polk County on May 2-3, 2008 brought in funds in excess of $300,000.


June

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Annual Pow Wow

www.alabama-coushatta.com

50's Pool Party - Livingston City Pool

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Polk County Business Expo

www.polkchamber.com

S.A.N.E. Benefit Trail Ride (see more about S.A.N.E. under TAB 2:D)

www.polkcountytoday.com/trailride.html

Sonic 50's Party - Livingston

www.ubhookd.com

Texan Pioneer Bird Show - Pedigo Park

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com


July

Alabama-Coushatta Music Festival and Fireworks

www.alabama-coushatta.com

C.A.S.A. Justice Is Served BBQ and Auction

www.casapines.org (www.polkcountytoday.com/casa073108.html)

Kidfest - www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Onalaska VFD - Jerry Lewis "Fill The Boot" MDA Collection

www.cityofonalaska.us

Polar Bear Party - Livingston City Pool  www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Polk County "Proud To Be An American" Rally and Fireworks

www.cityofonalaska.us

Polk County Youth Rodeo 936-365-2258

Red White and Blue Parade - July 4th - Livingston

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Red White and Blue - July 4th Parade - Livingston, Texas


August

Polk County Annual "GO TEXAN" BBQ Cook-Off - Onalaska

www.cityofonalaska.us

Onalaska Library "Buy-A-Brick" Collection www.cityofonalaksa.us


September

Alabama-Coushatta Fast Pitch Softball Tournament www.alabama-coushatta.com

3rd Annual Garage Sale - Livingston - Pedigo Park www.cityoflivingston.com


October

Hallelujah Harvest - First Assembly of God www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Knights of Columbus Hall BBQ Raffle Garage Sale www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Moscow On The Go Fall Festival 936-398-2751 or www.polkchamber.com

National Night Out - Onalaska www.cityofonalaska.us

Pilot Club Turkey Dinner 936-327-4436 or www.polkchamber.com

Polk County Chamber Annual Golf Tournament


November

Annual Dog Show - Pedigo Park

Hunting Widows Shopping Spree

Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Lights For Leslie Christmas Lighting

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com


December

Candlelight Tour of Homes - Heritage Society - Livingston

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Christmas In Our Town - Onalaska   www.cityofonalaska.com

Corrigan Winterfest   www.polkchamber.com

Livingston Hometown Christmas and Parade  www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Santa at Miss Effie's - Home of Polk County Garden Club

www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

Tour of Lights Bus Tours  www.cityoflivingston-tx.com

December is a busy month for all of Polk County with parades, craft fairs, holiday lighting and plenty of festivities throughout the communities. Fun for all ages and plenty of opportunities to volunteer in many ways, the holiday season is a favorite time of year for all.

Onalaska and Livingston each hold all day events full of food, fun and entertainment including a parade at their annual Christmas Festivals.

Onalaska - Christmas In Our Town

Craft Booths and fun at Christmas In Our Town - Onalaska

http://christmasinourtown.com/

Livingston - Hometown Christmas

Polk County Animal Shelter with adoptable pets and lighted float Livingston Home Town Christmas Festival and Parade

Texas Legal Services Center

Provides tax help for free to all the working families.