Proud Of East Texas: Lightcrust Doughboys

The highlight of this years' "Quitman Old Settler's Reunion " was the announcement of "The Light Crust Doughboys Hall Of Fame And Museum." The Light Crust Doughboys, founded in 1931, are not only the official "Music Ambassadors Of The State Of Texas ", they are the originators of western swing, a music form still popular today. The Doughboys took their name from the sponsor of their long-running radio show, Light Crust Flour. With their music spanning five generations, the Doughboys have become ountry music's longest performing band. The Light Crust Doughboys Hall Of Fame And Museum, initiaterd by the Quitman Heritage Foundation, is a tribute to the Doughboys and their importance to Texas music and culture. The museum is scheduledto open in October.

Joan Hallmark, reporting.