Main Street Activities

Written by Teresa Dennard.

Busy month for activities

April is a busy month for Carthage Main Street Manager Cindy Deloney. With three functions to organize, she has been busy, busy, busy making sure everything is ready.


April 9 – Clean Up Carthage – 9:30am-12:00pm

Look around at the trash on the streets, in parking lots, on the sidewalks and in the right-of-ways on the Loop. It’s a mess and we all need to do our part to help clean it up. Residents are encouraged to form teams—families, friends, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses. Meeting at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, reflective vests, gloves and trash bags will be distributed to participants to get the trash off the streets. To wrap up the event, a light lunch and drawings for door prizes will be provided to all those that participate.

-      Clean Up Beckville-9:30am

Meet at fire station; contact Amy English for info

April 15-16 - Pineywoods Quilt Festival-Carthage Civic Center

Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm; Admission $5

The 13th annual quilt show is a collaboration between the Panola Squares Quilt Club and the Busy Quilters Guild of Panola County. The festival is a judged show, which attracts a large number of quality and interesting quilt projects for display. Features of the Quilt Show include:

- Quilter’s 411 Open Forum--a group of quilters available to visit and answer questions

- Quilt Challenge--“I Fall to Pieces” theme which represents the lyrics of the classic Patsy Cline hit.  

- Donation Quilt—“Lone Star” quilt by Shirley Porter-buy tickets at show

- Featured Quilter – Susie Evers, whose exhibit includes her collection of quilts and her inspiration for them. She entered the McCall’s Quilting Magazine original design contest in 2011 and made it to the finals

- Door prizes, vendors, the Country Store, quilts for sale

Ann McDaniel, with the Quilt Festival, says, “Mrs. Shirley Porter machine pieced and hand quilted our donation quilt for this year. She was a charter member of each of our local quilt clubs, and even though she no longer attends because of health reasons, she donated the quilt to us. She is such a precious lady.”

April 16 – Mom & Me Tea Party; 9:30-11am; only 100 tickets for sale, tickets-$5/children $10/adult; Carthage Civic Center Conference Room, 9:30am

The Tea Party is a fun event for moms and daughters to play dress up and have a good time. Tea and finger foods will be served with a lesson on proper etiquette. Participants will also hear a lesson on “quilt talk” and then be able to attend the Quilt Show in the main hall to experience the art of quilting first-hand. The Tea Party will wrap up with a hat contest with prizes for Most Beautiful, Most Original, Most Fun, Silliest and Biggest Hats.

For more information on any of the Main Street Activities, contact Cindy Deloney 903.693.0160 or City Hall 903.693.3868