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The Circulating Library will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday
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41st Annual
Scarecrow Festival

October  14 & 15, 2017
9 - 6 Saturday
10 - 5 Sunday

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Images of 2013 Bluebonnet Festival
Entertainment Lineup for the 2017 Scarecrow Festival:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Poplar Lot Stage
11:00 – 1:30 Ryann Elise
2:00 – 5:00 Gary Durrenberger

Bank Stage
10:30 – 12:45 Abigail Taylor
1:00 – 1:30 Cloggers Unlimited
2:00 – 5:00 Jay Parr

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Poplar Lot Stage
11:30 – 2:30 Jim Mazurkiewicz and Polska Kapela

Bank Stage
11:00 – 3:30 Jeff Jacobs Band


Ryann Elise is a 14 year old singer/musician from Brenham, Texas. Her love of music began at an early age, teaching herself piano at age 8. Since picking up the guitar 2 years ago, music consumes most of her downtime. With a voice from the heart, and a spin all her own, she sings and plays many types of music. From classic rock, to country, folk, Americana and pop, you're sure to hear something you like!




Abigail Taylor, a 15-year-old singer/songwriter living in Brenham, TX shows us that the best of country comes from the heart. Often being referred to as an "old soul" with a young spirit, Abigail's unique voice and style of songwriting brings back the traditional old country sound with a modern-day twist.

At the young age of 8, Abigail's father, one of the biggest influences on her career, taught her how to play guitar. Her drive has led her to travel all over Texas doing what she loves most, playing country music for country music fans. Her dedication and hard work is paying off quickly and her passion for country music can be felt through the lyrics of her songs. In October 2016, she released her first single "Daddy's Little Girl" produced by Lyndon Hughes of Stormy Cooper Media. Her first single is a tribute to the dedication and hard work her father instilled in her at such an early age.

Abigail was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year" at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TX in 2016. She received the honor of playing on the Red Carpet at the awards show, an honor that few were bestowed. This year, she is nominated in 3 categories, "Artist of the Year," "Vocalist of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" at the Josie Music Awards. She has been a featured artist in the Texas music magazine "Bridge the Beats". She was described as an "up and comer" to keep an eye on in the country music scene. Abigail is the youngest artist to have ever played at Rodeo Austin and has had the privilege of sharing the stage at various events with artists such as Cory Morrow, Randy Rogers, Bri Bagwell, Rankin Twins, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager and Bobby Flores.

In her spare time, you can find Abigail writing songs, picking the guitar and spending time with family and friends. Currently working on releasing her next single, the future is bright for this Texas music singer. Her passion and devotion to country music will lead her career and will keep her fans wanting more.


2017 Chappell Hill Historical Society Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced:

With over a dozen entries, the Scarecrow contest brought out everyone creativity and resulted in numerous Scarecrows throughout Chappell Hill for our guest to enjoy this weekend. Our judges were very detailed in their judging and here are their final results. Unfortunately there were no children’s entries this year. Thank you to everyone who participated! It is so much fun to be able to drive around and see all the cool scarecrows.

1st place - $100.00 Prize Sally Gaines
3909 Katie lane (Chappell Hill Estates)
Scarecrows & Pumpkins

2nd place - $75.00 Chappell Ridge Ln. Neighbors
Entrance to Chappell Ridge Subdivision
Pledge of Allegiance Scarecrow

3rd place - $50.00 Tim & Cheryl Garner
8480 FM-2447
Toy Run’ Motorcycle Santa & Mrs. Claus

1st place - $100.00 Revolution Printing
9490 Hwy. 290
Staff Scarecrow

2nd place - $75.00 St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
Located on Hwy. 290 next to Century 31 Real Estate
Polish Grandpa & Grandma Roundbales

3rd place - $50.00 Carol's Ice House
5075 Main St., FM-1155
Couple Cooking



Tues., Sept. 26 - Membership Meeting (Festival Sign-up), 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 29 - Merchants of Main Street
   with The Way Things Were: Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s-1930s
Wed., Oct. 11 - Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
October 14 & 15 - 40th Annual Scarecrow Festival
Wed., Oct. 24 - Membership Meeting & Voting for Board Members, 5:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 8 - Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 28 - Membership Meeting (2018 Budget Review), 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 2 - CHHS Christmas Gala Celebration & Fundraiser
Wed., Dec. 13 - Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.


Founded in 1847 by Mary Hargrove Haller, Chappell Hill offers a history rich in culture, higher education, sandbars and stern-wheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration.

The Chappell Hill Historical Society's mission is:

• To encourage the preservation of records, buildings, sites and other items of historical interest to the community.
• To educate the general public as to the historical significance of the same.

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