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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall Harvest at Varner-Hogg

by Sue Miller, Varner-Hogg Plantation site manager

This year’s Third Annual Harvest Festival at Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site included scarecrows, hayrides, cane tasting, and even a marriage proposal! One guest brought his daughters, along with his girlfriend’s daughters, all dressed in pink and black for a photo session that included a marriage proposal. He had his girls holding signs that spelled out “Will you marry our daddy?” A photographer was there to commemorate the moment, as he planned to get down on one knee and propose. Staff even got to see the engagement ring. We hope she said yes!
The evening also featured a visit from donkeys Pablo and Duke, who educated families about the different roles of plantation animals in early Texas.
Additionally, kids experienced what it was like to pick cotton (and fill and weigh a cotton sack), designed two different crafts, and enjoyed storytelling with the local librarian.
The night was fun for all, and both staff and visitors alike are looking forward to celebrating the spirit of the harvest in 2011.
**Varner-Hogg Plantation is located two miles north of West Columbia on FM 2852 in the Texas Independence Trail Region.

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