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Contestants Selected for Hands on a House Competition

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Contestants were selected Tuesday for this year’s Hands on a House competition which will be taking place this weekend as a part of the 14th annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration.

This year, 14 contestants will compete for a custom-built “shotgun shack” located at the corner of Carnegie and Adams Street.   This year’s contestants include Richard Delgado, Brian Root, Jimmy Newton, Ricky Dixon, Angela Womack, Roy “Redd” Lee, Heather Green, Judy Helton, Lee Ischy, Bryan Gleason, Crystal Newingham, Rontrell Young, Casey Carroll, and Jeff Hughes.

Out of these, four are returning contestants from previous years, two of which have been previous finalists.  Lee Ischy was the 2nd place winner in 2012 and Redd Lee came in 5th in 2013.  Ricky Dixon is trying again and he competed in both 2012 and 2013, and Crystal Newingham tried in 2013 and is competing again.

The three day competition will be held September 19-21 and the last person with their hand in contact with the house is declared the winner and will take home the custom-built cabin.

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Reunion 5K/10K Run Registration Deadline Wednesday

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The 14th Annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration 5K/10K run and walk will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 and registration is now underway.  This year's registration is only available online and will close this Wednesday, September 17th at 2:30 PM.  To register for the 5K/10K run online, visit CelebrateBrownwood.com.

The race begins at the Lehnis Railroad Museum, located at 700 E. Adams Brownwood, at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, beginning with the 10K, immediately followed by 5K runners and then walkers. Entry is $25 per runner.

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Royal Netherlands Air Force to be Featured at Brownwood Reunion

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The 302nd Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will be featured as a military display at the Brownwood Reunion Celebration this year, and the public is invited to welcome these soldiers as they display three of their military helicopters.

“We are exceptionally lucky to have the 302nd squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force, being involved with the Brownwood Reunion Celebration on Saturday, September 20. The 302nd squadron will have a CH 47, F model, Chinook helicopter which is the most advanced model of the twin engine, tandem rotor, heavy lift helicopter which will be the biggest helicopter ever to land in downtown Brownwood,” said Dr. Steven Kelly, organizer of the squadron’s visit.

He explained that the 302nd squadron will also have AH 64 Delta Apache Longbow helicopters present.

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Hands on a House Competition

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The Brownwood Reunion Celebration is set for next week and organizers are getting set for one of the most popular events, Hands on a House.

The Hands-on-a-House competition is continuing to accept applications for contestants through this Friday.  Those who would like to complete are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, as the drawing of contestants will be held this Friday, September 12th to determine the approximately 20 people to compete during the Brownwood Reunion Celebration next week.

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Pat Green to Headline Friday Night Brownwood Reunion Concert

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Organizers for the Brownwood Reunion Celebration announced today that country music star Pat Green will now headline the Friday night concerts on September 19th at their annual event.

The classic rock band Survivor was originally scheduled to appear on Friday, but had to cancel because of the unexpected death of their lead singer Jimi Jamison.

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Finalists Selected for Brownwood’s Got Talent Competition

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Auditions for Brownwood’s Got Talent saw about two dozen hopefuls converge on Heartland Mall Saturday morning. By the end of the day, that number was cut in half and the top 12 were named.

The top 12 are TYME (Two Young Men Entertaining), comprised of the 2013 winner Zakary Webb and Marlon Hamilton (pictured at top), Kyla Duncan, Cameron Seale, Wayne Harris, All DatSnazz, Aaron Tassin, Jeanice Padilla, Cody Sellers, Samantha Bush Kerner, Destanie Rawls, Sid Perkins and Kellee Greenwood.

Greenwood, a 21-year-old junior at Howard Payne University is the only finalist who did not present a musical piece. Instead, for the second consecutive year, she offered the judges a taste of “slam poetry.” “I think I enjoy (slam poetry) because it is different and it is something I like to share with people,” Greenwood said. “It can be encouraging and motivating and because there are no venues in Brownwood for me to do it-when something like Brownwood’s Got Talent happens, it gives me a chance to share.”

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Brownwood’s Got Talent Gets Underway with Auditions Saturday, September 6th

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Brownwood’s Got Talent will kick off this Saturday, September 6th at Heartland Mall with auditions beginning at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend and enjoy the performances.

Bob Hickey from Blanket will help kick off the preliminary event with the reading of a military poem that he wrote, which will be followed by a prayer.  Hickey, 88-years-old, will be dressed in his uniform and is very excited to be a part of the talent show.

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Local Heroes to be Honored During Brownwood Reunion Grand Parade

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Two popular events traditionally held at different times during the Brownwood Reunion will be combined for the 2014 celebration.

The “Honor a Hero” parade will be integrated with the “Feels Like Home” grand parade. Parade organizer Rick Phelps said this decision was made in an effort to spotlight local heroes.

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