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Celeste business featured in national quilting magazine

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May 19, 2011 - Quilt Mercantile, a quilt shop in Celeste, was chosen as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States for the Spring 2011 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.

Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America's top quilt shops for the past 14 years. Quilt shops submit a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts led by Jennifer Keltner, group editor of American Patchwork & Quiltings magazine, narrows down the applications to ten featured shops for each issue. The team also selects an "encore" shop that was featured in a past issue to revisit. The names of the selected shops are kept secret and unveiled at either the spring or fall International Quilt Market.


Dinner and auction fundraiser benefits the FFA Booster Club

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May 19, 2011 - The Celeste FFA Booster Club dinner and auction was held on Saturday, May 14. The event included a barbecue dinner complete with donations of beans from Ernie's, sausage from PoBoys of Merit, and tea from Chicken Express. Special thanks to Kevin McCaslin for smoking the brisket and to FFA booster club members that helped to serve the delicious meal. The barbeque dinner made over $900 and, along with the silent and live auctions, the booster club brought in over $12,000. The money raised in the auction will benefit FFA students with Hunt County Fair Sale Projects and FFA seniors with scholarships. The Celeste FFA would like to thank everyone that helped to make the auction a huge success and to the public for the tremendous support!

Pictured are Andrew Holt (left) and Chasey Pierce (right) as they auction off their student-built kid picnic table Saturday night at the Celeste FFA Booster Club dinner and auction.


Winners named in FFA Booster Club cake decorating contest

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May 19, 2011 - Each year the Celeste FFA Booster Club has a cake decorating contest during the annual barbecue dinner and auction. The cakes are judged by the public during the barbecue dinner. This year in the kids' cake decorating division Jaxson Dillard won first place with his rodeo cake, Dusty Soles won second with her rag doll cake and third place went to Kaylee Saye with her horse cake. Thanks to all the kids that participated in the contest and congratulations to the winners. All the cakes were sold during the auction and the proceeds help to benefit Celeste FFA students with Hunt County Fair projects and scholarships for graduating Celeste FFA seniors.

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 August 2011 09:54 )

Blast from the Past - May 19

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30 YEARS AGO - MAY 22, 1981

Cawthon's Receive Yard Award

Don and Barbara Cawthon won the Thursday Club "Yard of the Month" award for the new look given their place, 101 S. 3rd Street. The place is quite evident from the highway. The improvements in planting and plot edging is pleasing.


Evans wins cabbage-growing contest

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May 12, 2011 - Every year Celeste Elementary third grade students enter a cabbage growing contest sponsored by Bonnie Plant Farm's Third Grade Cabbage Program Each third grader is given a cabbage plant to take home and grow.

This contest is designed to get kids interested in gardening and growing vegetables. The contest winner from each class can enter a state competition for a $1,000 scholarship. Britton Evans from Mrs. Riskey's third grade class has been selected as winner. He is eligible to compete in the State competition.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:36 )
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