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Front Page September 3, 2013  RSS feed

Hot weather, hot dogs, and good time at Ft. Boggy State Park

By Sherry Matney


Free hot dogs were served by Robin Cornelius. Sherry’s Shots Free hot dogs were served by Robin Cornelius. Sherry’s Shots “The Dog Days of Summer” lived up to its name on Saturday, August 31, at Fort Boggy State Park as the thermometer climbed to above 100 degrees in the shade of the old oak trees. In spite of the heat and humidity more than 150 people braved the heat and appeared to have a wonderful time at Leon County’s only state park.

Sponsored by “Friends of Fort Boggy”, guests were served free hot dogs, Fritos and cold water. First Baptist Church Centerville handed out snow cones all day and “bigguns” and “littleuns” proudly sported red and purple tongues and lips.

Children and adults enjoyed the sandy beach and swimming area and many explored a very large fire truck provided by the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. Some brought picnics to enhance the hot dogs and chips.

State Representative Trent Ashby spoke to the group about plans for the Park’s future and of the heat he said “Hey, its August in Texas.” Park Ranger Wesley Hamilton went into some details about expansion and overnight cabins. Walt Bailey led a treasure hunt using GPS and Iphones to find treasures throughout the Park.


Brayden Pierson carefully leads his mommy, Ashlea, in to the deep stuff. Sherry’s Shots Brayden Pierson carefully leads his mommy, Ashlea, in to the deep stuff. Sherry’s Shots Jesse Cardona of Centerville was the lucky winner of a hand crocheted Sampler Afghan. The Friends group collected numerous donations and 33 new members signed up. The next Friends meeting will be on Monday, September 16th at Centerville elementary School Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.



Debbie Miller delighted kids of all ages with snow cones provided by First Baptist Church Centerville. Debbie Miller delighted kids of all ages with snow cones provided by First Baptist Church Centerville.

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