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Gladys City Celebrates Youth Art Month

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, will celebrate Youth Art Month at its next Wildcatter Weekend on March 10, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a number of art activities, including a group mural around the base of the museum’s derrick.

 “Art is so important to children’s development,” said Judy Garcia, the museum’s new special events assistant. “We wanted to create a space, even for a few hours, where children can be creative – just like any successful wildcatter.”

 In addition to the mural project, children and their families will have the opportunity to make chalk drawings along the visitors center sidewalk, help design a mobile, and create their own paper bag puppet. Plus, the replica Lucas Gusher will blow at 4 p.m.

 From 1 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, adults receive free admission to Gladys City with paid children’s admission of two dollars. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on Hwy. 69 at University Drive in Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, please call (409) 880-1750 or contact the museum at