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Archive for June, 2010

Free Books for Kids From Rotary Club of Jefferson and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 by Delta Street Inn

Rotary Club of Jefferson, Texas, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is providing pre-school kids in Marion County, Texas a better chance to be “reading-ready” for school. Kids newborn to age 5 get a free book each month until they turn 5 years old. Contact Rotarians Kathy Patrick at 903-445-2353 or Bob Thomas at 903-407-3137 to register your child, make us aware of a qualifying child or to make a donation.

If you live outside of Marion County, Texas anywhere in the world and wish to find out who sponsors your area, see http://www.imaginationlibrary.com/. This is a Rotary International sanctioned program. Anyone can start a program in your area.

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival June 18 and 19 at Music City Texas Theater in Linden, Texas

Posted on: June 11th, 2010 by Delta Street Inn

The 5th Annual festival honoring Cass County native and electric guitar pioneer, Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker takes place Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, at Music City Texas Theater in Linden, Texas. Located just 20 minutes north of Jefferson, Texas, this fabulous venue is just west of downtown Linden, off Highway 11.

Walker would have been 100 years old on May 28. His innovative electric guitar style inspired many rock musicians including Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendricks.

After moving to Dallas, Walker became a singer, dancer and guitarist in the night clubs of Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood. He befriended and performed with many blues legends such as Blind Lemmon Jefferson and Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter.

Performers at this year’s event include: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Henry Gray, Emily Elbert, Kayla Reeves and Johnny Winter.

Indoor and outdoor show tickets range in price from Free to $5, $20 and $50.

For more info: call 903-756-7774 or see http://www.tbonewalkerbluesfest.com/ and http://www.musiccitytexas.org/ .

Stay in the historic riverport town of Jefferson, the Bed and Breakfast capital of Texas, on Big Cypress Bayou near Caddo Lake and Lake O’ the Pines.