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October 15th, 2009
Grand Marshall for Kyle Fair is 92-year resident

Jason Allen is one of the featured musicians at the Kyle Fair and Music Festival


KYLE — Lifelong Kyle resident Mary Lou Wittenberg, 92, will be the grand marshall for the Kyle Fair and Music Festival parade down Center Street Saturday morning.

The fair also will include a genuine Poker Tournament, a BBQ cook-off, a 5K run and, of course, music. Along with all that is a new KidZone, a carnival, food booths, raffle drawings and the traditional parade.

Wittenburg’s parents moved to Kyle in 1891 and were one of Kyle’s first families. Her father was the town barber for 50 years, from 1910-1960.

Wittenburg attended Kyle Elementary School, raised three daughters with her husband Wilbur and has seen Kyle through many changes from a ranching and farming community to a burgeoning city.

Wittenburg will be driven in the parade by long-time Kyle resident, Chuck Nash.

The parade will start Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gregg-Clarke Park, winding east on Center Street to the Kyle City Hall. More than 50 entries will participate in this year’s parade, including school marching bands. More school band performances are slated for the morning.

Musicians featured include Texas Blind Salamanders, LA Blues Band, Ram Herrera, Texas FX, Matt Deaton & Front Porch Texas, Ryan James, Jason Allen, Kyle Park, and Cory Morrow.

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