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      The 1 and Only Dogie Days

      Today was the last day for the Dumas Dogie Days event and it ended with a bang. Dumas and surrounding area locals gathered for the 1 and Only Dogie Days parade this morning, hosted by the Dumas Noon Lions Club. People enjoyed a carnival, down home Texas cooking, and a chance to meet renowned Southwest artist, M.S. Franco. Franco took part in a meet and greet, signing autographs for his new biography, M.S. Franco (The Artist and His Angels). The Lions Club also awarded one lucky raffle ticket winner with a brand new Ford truck. The Carbaja family says they have attended the event for more than thirty years, and it not only gives Dumas an economic boost, but provides wonderful family time.

      Pablo Carbaja says, â??It's a good event. I'm glad it comes every year because it brings people in from out of town and it brings family members. Everybody hangs out and has a good time.â??

      The Dumas Noon Lions Club will donate all of the money raised from this weekend to various charities including, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Boy Scouts, and Texas Lions Camp for Disabled Children.