The 41st East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade, sponsored by Center Tire Company, was held Wednesday, September 27, on the Historic Downtown Center Square. A large number of spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries. Junior Chamber of Commerce and Young Ambassador students led the parade.

Doo Dah Parade trophy winners include:

First Place – Windham Family Dental of Shelby County, Second Place – Center Garden Club, Third Place – Lawn Chair Brigade.

The Chicken Cooking Contest sponsored by Tyson Foods was held after the parade. Chairman Denise Merriman announced the winners.

Adult: First Place – Shelby Savings Bank, Second Place –Farmers State Bank.

High School Youth : First Place – Maurico Alejaldre Robles and Johali Aviles, Second Place – Jacee Hooks, Third Place – Diana Jiminez.

Youth: First Place – Zeke Richey.

People’s Choice Award went to Shelby Savings Bank and Best Dressed Table went to Shelby Savings Bank.

The Queen’s Court parade winners will be announced Saturday, September 30, at the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Pageant at 6:00 p.m. at Center High School cafetorium.

Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ilho Sales and Imports Professional Title Services. Gold Sponsors for the Chicken Cooking Contest are K & L Contractors and Triple J Feed.

Farmers State Bank is this year’s East Texas Poultry Festival Presenting Sponsor. The traditional Cutting of the Feathers and Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by High Roller Wells, will be held Thursday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. on the downtown square. See you there!