Weekend Lineup
Jamboree in Moulton; Penelope Dinner/Dance

The Moulton Town & Country Jamboree will celebrate its 59th event this July 26-28 in Moulton City Park, and the weekend boasts lots of fun with great entertainment, food, and activities for all.
A ctivities get rolling on Friday night where visitors will have plenty to enjoy at the carnival, softball tournament, arts and crafts vendors, and pavilion with free music by the Mama Tried band from 6-8 pm followed by Broken Alibi from 8 pm-midnight.  Plus, cookers can try their hand at the jackpot salsa, shrimp, and Bloody Mary contests all held Friday night as well. Winners will be recognized at 9 pm under the pavilion.
The Chamber will be selling its famous hamburgers all weekend under the main pavilion, and additional food booths will have lots of tasty treats and drinks for visitors to enjoy.
In addition to the carnival, softball tourney, and arts and crafts, Saturday brings about a full day of BBQ with the jackpot chili and beans contests as well as the IBCA-sanctioned chicken, ribs, and brisket cookoff. Lavaca County residents can also enter the jackpot Area Go-Texan brisket cookoff. Winners will be announced around 5 pm that afternoon under the pavilion.
Also on tap for Saturday is the tug-a-tractor contest at 7 pm followed by more great free music by Keith Hickle from 7-9 pm and Texas Unlimited Band from 9 pm-1 am.
Sunday is another full day of fun with the Grand Parade downtown beginning at 10:30 am with floats ending at the park grounds.
A delicious meal of fried chicken with all the trimmings will be served at the Hall at Moulton Oaks by drive-thru or dine in. Of course, food vendors and the Chamber will have good eats all day as well.
The South Texas Wheel Spinners and Crank Twisters will sponsor their 20th annual Jamboree antique tractor show after the parade on the park grounds near the pavilion, and the Chamber is also hosting a classic car show on park grounds beginning at 8 am.
The top-notch pie contest will begin at noon with the auction and announcement of winners starting at 2 pm at the Hall at Moulton Oaks.  Free entertainment continues under the park pavilion with the Czechaholics playing from 12-4 pm followed by Los Kolaches from 4-8 pm.

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Penelope invites you to worship, eat, dance this Sunday. Polka Mass with Czech & Then Some starts at 10 am. Then enjoy a yummy dinner and polka dance with the CATS from 1-5 pm.

Also this weekend
Friday: Vic Rodriguez at Cistern Country Store...Jade Patek at Schroeder Hall...Jeff Woolsey at Lodge 88 in Houston...Enzian Buam at King's in League City (Sat., too!)...Nathan Colt Young in Lockhart.
Saturday: Brandi & Keith at Cistern Country Store... TEXAS JAMM BAND Featuring Members of George Strait's Ace In The Hole Band, with Nathan Colt Young opening the show @ Schroeder Hall...Donnie Broussard at Houston VFW...Mike Stroup in Katy...Trey Yenger at Mullins Prairie Store...Dujka Brothers in San Angelo...Lost Cause in Wallis...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: KNON's 10th Harmonica Blowout at Poor David's Pub in Dallas...Lucas Sousa in Elgin...Charles/Fab 4 in Geronimo...Detour @ Houston VFW...Ennis Czech Boys in Seaton...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin. Tuesday - Alan Walling in Plano (Wed. & Thurs., too!)...San Antonio Accordion Association meeting. Wednesday - Burgundy in San Antonio. Thursday - Farm Street Opry in Bastrop featuring Doug Boggs and Bobby Flores...Floresville Opry featuring Monte Good and Jimmie Bolado..Joe Ely at Summer in the Park in San Marcos... Schulenburg Festival gets underway with music by Southbound 955.

Jumpin' Jamboree, Polka On!

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Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors
and lawyers.  One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They  discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved  to Florida.
The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."
The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the house."
The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know  she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this  preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite the entire Bible. It took  ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute  $50,000 a year for five years to the church, but it was worth it.  Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."
The other brothers were impressed. After the celebration Mama sent out  her "Thank You" notes.
She wrote: Milton , the house you built is so huge that I live in only one  room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."
"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries  delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."
"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound and it can  hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing,  and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the  same."
"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give  a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you so much."
Love, Mama.
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