Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Out-House sales will help preserve Mill History

The Heflin Sawmill Festival Commission is offering what some might consider to be unique yard decorations to the highest bidder.

"If you ever wanted or you need something different for your yard the Heflin Sawmill festival Commission has just what you need," said Cathy Lee. "We have three lovely items for bid. – three unique outhouses."

All three outhouses competed at the 2012 Heflin Sawmill Festival and were created by local groups.

The first entry was made of lumber from an old Pace Brother's sawmill house. It was painted and decorated by the Heflin Sawmill Festival Commission.

The second outhouse was made of lumber from the old Heflin High School Gym. It was painted and decorated by members of the Heflin Alumni.

The third entry was also made of lumber from an old Pace Brother's. sawmill house. It was painted and decorated by Central Elementary students and faculty.

"The Central Elementary entry won the competition and proudly took the 1st HSF "Outhouse Trophy" back to their school," Lee said.. "The sawmill and the festival means a lot to our community, and we are glad to have so much support and look forward to announcing the winning bidders.

"The Pace Brother's Saw mill operated in the 1940's and 50's," Lee continued. "It was then sold and became the Woodard and Walker Sawmill and operated in the 60's."

Bids will be opened Sunday, October. 14 during the HSF's Gumbo fund raiser.

In addition to funding scholarships and grants, the HSF Commission has a long range goal of raising enough funds to move and preserve one of the Pace Brother houses as a museum.

For more information contact Cathy Lee at 377-7439.Send bids of $25 minimum to:

Heflin Sawmill Festival P.O. Box 150 Heflin, LA. 71039 before the deadline of October. 13.






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