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Troup Sesquicentennial Celebration
The City of Troup will mark 150 years on October 8, with a festival, music, vendors, and more in the city’s downtown area.
The Troup Sesquicentennial Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade led by Grand Marshal Paul Leim, a noted, former Troup resident. The parade will include the Troup High School marching band, marching groups from around the area, and a special salute to area veterans.
“Brigadier General Matthew T. Mowery is from Troup, and he’ll be here to help us recognize those who have served our country,” said Suzanne Loudamy of the Troup Community Development Corporation, and a member of the Troup Sesquicentennial Committee. “The event will be filled with fun, but we also plan to have plenty of historical information and activities to look back over Troup’s 150-year history.”
Historical displays will be available inside the Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library, and include videos, items, and photos from Troup’s rich past.
“We will offer Troup memorabilia for purchase, including T-shirts, caps, Christmas ornaments, and more,” said Loudamy. “We encourage everyone to bring the family and take home some items to commemorate the event, and enjoy all of the activities.”
Arts and craft vendors will have items for sale, and the downtown art walk will include area artists. A car, truck, and tractor show is scheduled, with anyone who is interested invited to participate. A kid’s zone will offer bounce houses, a petting zoo, and face painting.
Live entertainment will be provided by area musicians and singers, and include the groups, Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and the Tuxedo Cats.
The event is free to the public. Vendors, parade participants and others who would like to be a part of the Troup Sesquicentennial Celebration must register by September 8 at TroupTX.com/Sesquicentennial.
More information is also available on the event’s Facebook page.