The Redlands outdoor courtyard has been
transformed. It's a pefect place to relax and enjoy our great weather.
County Line Magazine article about the Redlands Centenial
We would like to share a recent
article about the Redlands
Historic Hotel published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
Palestine Main Street
District continues to benefit from commemorative Dogwood Festival jars made in
“We are so excited! Jean Mollard found several boxes of the commemorative
Dogwood Festival jars made in 1980 in her storage room. All the proceeds from
these jars will go directly to our Main Street District and we are thrilled
about it,” said Main Street member and business owner Linda Dickens. “You can
purchase the jars here at our store [Charles E. Dicken's Fine Jewelry & Gifts]
as well as Artifacts, Inc. in the Redlands building and the Visitors Center.”
These jars were made with hand designed molds by master craftsman Jimmy
Cheatham, a cast iron sculptor with over 39 years of experience. Cheatham used
hammer, chisel and grinding tools to create a cast iron mold for the jars that
feature dogwood flowers.
This type of project requires the sculptor to work in reverse so that the image
would be right side out when the glass is blown.
For many years, a new jar was made for the festival, featuring the date of the
festival, along with Cheatham's initials.
“For many years these jars were made and sold each year as a souvenir item for
the Dogwood Festival,” said Jean Mollard. There was one year we were unable to
sell them all. I agreed to store them in one of my buildings. Those glasses were
discovered in 2012. With such a limited edition made, these glasses are true
Locals can get their own commemorative jar for a $10 donation to the Palestine
Main Street District. About 500 jars remain.
For any commercial, restaurant, antenna or
other lease space, please contact us. We will try to accommodate any size
Contact Jean Mollard