Kilgore oil derricks lit despite festival cancellation
Kilgore — For the first time since 2004, the oil derricks in Kilgore were lit for Christmastime without an organized celebration Thursday.
City Clerk Deborah Dane said rain led to the cancellation of the 21st annual “Christmas in the Patch,” which had been scheduled for Thursday night at the World’s Richest Acre in downtown Kilgore.
Dane said the cancellation was due to an 80 percent chance of precipitation as well as the “soggy” conditions that were present Thursday morning.
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