October 31, 2007 Edition

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Carrie Mae Snapp (center) instructs David Mitchell on painting techniques in his painting of the historic Hoxie railroad depot as Autumn Lasiter awaits her turn for critique.

Hoxie to hold
Rails and Roots
this weekend

The history of Hoxie will be explored through artwork, food and photos this weekend at Hoxie High School. On Friday, high school students will explore the exhibits and enjoy food that has been prepared to showcase the history of the school and community. On Saturday, the event will be open to the public.

Some students have spent several weeks studying the history through articles found in old newspapers and on the Internet, while others have brought in pictures and interviewed their friends and family who lived in the community during earlier time periods. To end this study, students and teachers have created, or recreated, places and things that would have been found in the area then. Examples include Downing's Ice Cream Parlor, the Pink Castle and the railroad roundhouse.

Many pictorial displays including a Military Hall of Honor will be prominently displayed. Concessions will be available on Saturday and a Hoxie Cookbook and a Hoxie Rails and Roots Cookbook will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Carrie Mae Snapp or Charlie Powell at the high school. In conjunction with the Rails and Roots celebration, the Hoxie Athletic Booster Club will be hosting a fall festival in the gym with games and fun for the whole family.

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