|Diboll Day History|
|Diboll Day 2016 is the 35th celebration of community pride in Diboll. The first Diboll Day was held in 1953 following discussions by local townspeople at the Antlers Hotel coffee shop. It was decided that money needed to be raised to fund projects for the growing number of children in the community. The result was the Diboll Booster Club and the first Diboll Day which raised almost $1,200 for the community.|
There have been some changes since that first Diboll Day was held. Diboll is now The City of Diboll and Diboll now alternates years with its sister city, Pineland, celebrating Diboll Day every other year since 1958.
The Diboll Booster Club has raised $4 million for the community since 1953. Projects funded by Diboll Day include public swimming pools, the little league baseball complex, Old Orchard Park, a day care center, library, and many other projects for youth and senior citizens.
|One of the most notable features of Diboll Day is the coronation of the Diboll Day Queen. Diboll Day Queens have traditionally been coronated based on who raised the most money. In the early days, people could vote early and often for their chosen candidate, but each vote cost a penny. Today each candidate and her supporters hold various events as a way to raise money. What remains the same is that the candidate that raises the most money earns the privilege of being crowned Diboll Day Queen.|
Diboll Day Queens
|THE HISTORY CENTER in Diboll also has a very nice online exhibit featuring all of the past Diboll Day Queens including many pictures. You can view the exhibit at this link: Diboll Day Queens: 1953-2012.|
Diboll Booster Club Presidents
|We look forward to a fun and successful Diboll Day 2016. Please join us as we anticipate Great Expectations for our Future Generations in Diboll, Texas!|
For more information about the history of Diboll Day and the City of Diboll,
please visit The History Center located at 102 North Temple in Diboll, TX.
Presented by the Diboll Booster Club