2014 Texas State Forest Festival Wins 31 Awards


After another successful Texas State Forest Festival, the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce brought home 31 different awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA). The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce won the Zenith award; which is presented to the best 2014 festival in the state in each budget category. The Chamber was also presented with twenty 1st place awards, eight 2nd place awards and three 3rd place award.

Billy Ball, Chairman of the Texas State Forest Festival committee says, “One of the greatest communities in the world is volunteers. Lufkin is really a ‘can do’ community. We put this festival on for our families and people from all over the United States. It is because of our sponsors, volunteers and Chamber personnel that the Texas State Forest Festival is so great. I am proud to serve as chairman and really believe in what we do.”

The 30th Texas State Forest Festival placed first in the following categories:

1st Place Award
Best Organization Website
Best Festival/Event Mobile Application
Best Event Program (4 or more colors)
Best Event/Organization Newsletter
Best Single Magazine Display Ad
Best Event Photograph
Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single page)
Best Event Invitation
Best Street Banner
Best Sponsor
Best New Fundraising Program
Best Single New Sponsorship Program
Best Volunteer Program
Best New Promotion
Best New Event
Best Press/Media Kit
Most Creative/Effective News Stunt
Best Media Relations Campaign
Best Community Outreach Program

2nd Place Award
Best Event Video
Best Event Website
Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement
Best Promotional Poster
Best Cover Design
Best Outdoor Billboard
Best Public Safety/Security Plan for an Event
Best Mascot

3rd Place Award
Best Radio Promotion
Best Social Media Site
Best Single Newspaper Display Ad

Last year the Texas State Forest Festival saw more than 28,000 people from 105 different Texas cities and 7 different states. The festival brings a large amount of business and tourism to Angelina County and is a great opportunity for entertainment and education for children and adults.

This year’s 31st Annual Texas State Forest Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers takes place September 16-20. For more information on festival events, go to TexasStateForestFestival.com.

Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and recently earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2020. She is currently working on obtaining her MBA from Lamar University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.

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