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KING OF THE 66th NECHES RIVER FESTIVAL,  PATRICK HENRY PHELAN, WELCOMES QUEEN MARY CLAIRE BENNING AND HER LADIES IN WAITING.

Congratulations to the 2014 Royal Court:
Queen Mary Claire Benning
First Lady in Waiting Mary Margaret Roane
Second Lady in Waiting Emily Elisabeth Lee
Third Lady in Waiting Emilie Ruth Fisher
Miss Congeniality Madison Leigh Prause
Best Escort Raymond Joseph Begnaud, Jr.




MITCH AND MICHELE SMITH, LOCAL BUSINESSMAN AND KNIGHT OF THE NECHES NAMED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

                                            
Welcome to the Neches River Festival, Inc. website.

This year marks the 64th 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 2015 Neches River Festival features many exciting events, including:
Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. River Front Park will being the Reign of King Neches the 66th

Thursday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Citizen of the Year Presentation, MCM Elegante Hotel
Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m.
The Royal Court will parade downtown from MLK to the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex
   
Sunday, April 6 The Beaumont Art League will host the River Festival Art show highlighting local artists and the 62nd Garden Club Flower Show will be held at the Tyrrell Park Conservatory; Symphony League Party 5:30pm
   
Friday, April 11 The King will attend a bridge tournament at the Bridge Studio
   
Saturday, April 12 The coronation of Queen Neches the 66th 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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