Houston Homecoming set for June 29
July 4 falls on a Thursday this year and the Houston Homecoming committee had pondered hosting the annual event after Independence Day.
“We’ve always held it the Saturday before July 4th,” said Lanny Wilson, Homecoming chairman. “I checked as far back as I could – that was 10-years – and we’ve always held homecoming before July 4th.”
Several members of the committee pointed out many families plan vacations to Houston around Homecoming. The board unanimously voted for the June 29 date.
And while the timing of Homecoming won’t change, other details of the giant block party will.
“We still have to find a spot to shoot the fireworks,” said Wilson. “We also need to start nailing down who we want to be our entertainment for the evening.”
The construction of a telephone tower on a vacant lot on Monroe Street in September has the committee looking for a new location to launch fireworks.
“I think there are a couple of places we can choose from,” said Wilson. “We can decide that closer to time, but we do need to start thinking about it and then get the Ok to do it.”
Wilson also said groups and singers will start booking July 4th weekend gigs and Houston needs to sign their main act and secondary entertainers.
“I like to have a gospel group, a solo act and a local group,” said Wilson. “We need to sort of determine what kind of entertainment suits everyone the best. We also need to book this group soon.”
Committee chairmen have already started soliciting donations for this year’s event.
The Houston Homecoming Committee did agree to the following lineup for this year’s event.
- 4:45 p.m.- Veteran and Children’s Parade.
- 5 p.m. – Vendors open booths.
- 5 p.m. – Entertainment begins.
- 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks.
- 10 p.m. – Event closes.
The next planning committee meeting will be May 7th at 5:15 p.m. at Houston Civic Center.
For more information about Houston Homecoming 2013 call the Chickasaw Development Foundation at 456-2321.
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