Time to Plan For Highway 82 Yard Sale

This year Highway 82 Yard Sale, will be held on June 4 and 5.  It is always the first Friday and Saturday of June.  This is an event of Red River Valley Tourism Association of which Bonham is one of the founding members.

Spring is here and it is time to plan for fundraising activities. Does your organization need funds for a special project or just to meet your annual obligations?  If your pile of clutter is too high or too deep, or you just think it is time to make room for something new.  It is time to plan a yard or garage sale.  Being a part of the Highway 82 Yard Sale is one place to begin.

This event brings shoppers into our area because Red River Valley has members from Bowie in East Texas to Quanah and Paducah in West Texas, as well as Broken Bow, Ardmore, and Duncan Oklahoma.  With each of these advertising this event we always have visitors from several states in our area to shop.

So, gather all those treasures that you wish someone else had and have a money-making good time selling and visiting with great folks that come here to get your treasures.

Call the Bonham Visitor Center 903-583-9830 to get listed on the map of this great big sale.

Red River Valley Tourism Comes to Bonham – April 4th 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the City of Bonham Tourism Committee hosted the Red River Valley Tourism Association at the Fannin CountHistorical Commission office in the depot building. The Red River Valley Tourism Association is composed of cities along the Red River from New Boston on the east to Childress on the west.

Attending the meeting were members from Nocona, two from Paris, Detroit, two from Clarksville, Denison, Burkburnett, and as well as members from Oklahoma, two from Duncan, and one from Broken Bow. Red River Valley Tourism is the only tourism association in the U.S. that has members from two states. Because of this relationship, RRVTA is able to place brochures in the state travel information centers in both Texas and Oklahoma and in both state’s travel shows.

The information that was discussed at the meeting included: Discussion of whether or not to purchase pop-up booth displays for travel shows. Report on website development and what was needed from each city. Discussion of the 2018 Hwy. 82/287 Yard Sale, the first weekend in June. Stroll and Roll event in September. Wrap-up discussion of the travel show in Wichita Falls and discussion of cities to be in charge of taking Red River Valley Tourism Association brochure/maps to the Texas State Travel Information Centers in May during Texas recognition of tourism month.

Following the meeting and lunch, the group was lead on a tour of the Fannin County Museum by members of the museum board and members of the Historical Commission. They also toured the caboose in front of the History Museum. Bonham Tourism committee was happy to host this tourism group and to have the opportunity to show off the “Best Small Town Museum in Texas”