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Chamber Members in Full Planning Mode for Homecoming

Free children’s entertainment featured in this year’s event, the theme of which is “The Story Book”

Members of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce are in full planning mode, as the 48th Annual Homecoming’s events are less than six weeks away. This year’s festival will be held Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Samantha Retzlaff, 2013 Homecoming Chair, said, “We are really excited to once again offer free children’s entertainment at this year’s Homecoming.”

The first activity to be featured will be Mr. Johnny, at Lexington’s famous gazebo on the town square. Mr. Johnny and his wife Sharon will perform an interactive sound and music show guaranteed to attract people of all ages, both young and old. Mr. Johnny and Sharon have worked with children in Austin and surrounding areas since 1990 and have produced theatrical productions at the Paramount, Zachary Scott and Dougherty theatres, as well as more than 1200 music shows in Central Texas and the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

Mr. Johnny’s children, Nick and Amber, will also be on hand to perform a song and dance routine featuring classic numbers from the 20’s through the 50’s. You’ll have the opportunity to join them during the Charleston, participate in the Conga, cut a rug during a square dance and tap your way to the finale as they highly encourage crowd participation.

The second activity will feature Austin Reptile Shows as they share their exciting passion for reptiles through an interactive, hands-on booth to be displayed during the day on Saturday. They will also host an interactive educational presentation from the gazebo on the town square.

“We couldn’t offer great entertainment like this without the continued support from our generous entertainment sponsors, such as Lexington Feed and Farm, My Friend’s House Day School in Lexington, and The Forrest R. Stewart Law Office in Giddings. We are very excited to offer our community another Homecoming filled with wonderful activities and programs like these. We hope kids and adults of all ages take part in what the 48th Annual Lexington Homecoming has to offer,” said Retzlaff.

Homecoming will also feature an art show by area students, street dances, classic cars, food and much more. For more information on all of this year’s Homecoming events, visit the chamber website at www.lexingtontexas.com or check out the Lexington Leader each week for new and exciting news about this year’s events.

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