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KING OF THE 67th NECHES RIVER FESTIVAL,  J. MITCHELL SMITH, WELCOMES QUEEN CAROLINE MARIE WIED AND HER LADIES IN WAITING.

Congratulations to the 2015 Royal Court:
Queen Caroline Marie Wied
First Lady in Waiting Samantha Marie Penning
Second Lady in Waiting McKayla Johanna Herink
Third Lady in Waiting Abigail Ellen Hall
Miss Congeniality Samantha Marie Penning
Best Escort Jeremy Weighman




Joy Kirgan Hopkins Crenshaw 
NAMED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

                                            
Welcome to the Neches River Festival, Inc. website.

This year marks the 68th celebration of the Neches River Festival. The Festival recognizes the importance of the Neches River, for the vital role it plays in our community by providing life-sustaining natural resources, economic vitality and countless recreational opportunities.

The Festival also honors our most precious gift, our children. By tradition, we pay tribute to our high school seniors as we join them in anticipating their coming graduation, while recognizing that our future depends on them.


The 2016 Neches River Festival features many exciting events, including:
 Tuesday
March 29~ 

    
     King's Arrival and Media Party at the Beaumont Country Club, 5:30 pm to 7:00 p.m.  
Thursday
 March 31~  
   
     Citizen of the Year Presentation, MCM Elegante Hotel, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday
April 2~ 
  
     The Royal Court will parade downtown from MLK to the Beaumont Event Centre, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday
April 3~   
     The Beaumont Art League will host the River Festival Art show highlighting local artists.
     68th Milady Garden Club Flower Show at the Tyrrell Park Conservatory.
     Symphony League Pool Party     5:30pm
   
Friday
April 8~   
    The King will attend a bridge tournament at the Bridge Studio
   
Saturday
April 9~   
    The coronation of Queen Neches the 68th and her royal court at the Julie Rogers Theater, with the Coronation Ball to follow.
  View Events Page for more information...

This year we will proudly provide two scholarships to Lamar University to participants in the Festival.         

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