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Texas State Forest Festival Recognized in Over 30 Categories

Texas State Forest FestLufkin Texas- After another successful Texas State Forest Festival, the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce brought home 31 different awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA). The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce won the Zenith award; which is presented to the best 2014 festival in the state in each budget category. The Chamber was also presented with twenty 1st place awards, eight 2nd place awards and three 3rd place award.

Billy Ball, Chairman of the Texas State Forest Festival committee says, “One of the greatest communities in the world is volunteers. Lufkin is really a ‘can do’ community. We put this festival on for our families and people from all over the United States. It is because of our sponsors, volunteers and Chamber personnel that the Texas State Forest Festival is so great. I am proud to serve as chairman and really believe in what we do.”

The 30th Texas State Forest Festival placed first in the following categories:

Zenith Award: Overall Best Event for Division
1st Place Awards  
Best Organization Website

Best Festival/Event Mobile Application

Best Event Program (4 or more colors)

Best Event/Organization Newsletter

Best Single Magazine Display Ad

Best Event Photograph

Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single page)

Best Event Invitation

Best Street Banner

Best Sponsor

Best New Fundraising Program

Best Single New Sponsorship Program

Best Volunteer Program

Best New Promotion

Best New Event

Best Press/Media Kit

Most Creative/Effective News Stunt

Best Media Relations Campaign

Best Community Outreach Program
2nd Place Awards
Best Event Video

Best Event Website

Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement

Best Promotional Poster

Best Cover Design

Best Outdoor Billboard

Best Public Safety/Security Plan for an Event

Best Mascot

3rd Place Award

Best Radio Promotion

Best Social Media Site

Best Single Newspaper Display Ad

Last year the Texas State Forest Festival saw more than 28,000 people from 105 different Texas cities and 7 different states. The festival brings a large amount of business and tourism to Angelina County and is a great opportunity for entertainment and education for children and adults.

This year’s 31st Annual Texas State Forest Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers takes place September 16-20. For more information on festival events, go to


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