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Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:00 am

In its fourth anniversary, the Taylor Chamber of Commerce’s annual Denim and Diamonds event will host almost twice as many people as years past – and the tickets are almost gone.

“This year we’re anticipating the best turnout and the most funds being raised,” said Paige Morris, chair of the event, who added that the additional 50 tickets that have been printed, after the first 200 sold out, are selling quickly. “We’re very excited and we’re expecting it to be bigger and better than our wildest dreams.”

Complete with boots, brisket and a best dressed contest, Denim and Diamonds will kick off March 12 at 6 p.m. The event, which will be held at the American Legion at 1310 Sycamore St., will include a dinner catered by Davis Grocery and Bar-B-Q that includes brisket, sausage and chicken, potato salad, slaw, iced tea and banana pudding.

After dinner, attendants can enjoy music by Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country, and from singer Alex Sarp.  Participants are also encouraged to dress in their best western wear.

“It’s an extra excuse to dress up besides Halloween,” said Morris, who added that a costume is not mandatory.

A dance contest, door prizes, boot shine and diamond necklace drawing will complete the event.

“For $25 you get six hours of live music, entertainment, great barbeque and fun - it’s just hard to beat,” said Thomas Martinez, the Taylor Chamber of Commerce president.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased from a Chamber board member or ambassador. Raffle tickets for the women’s diamond necklace will be $10 and can be purchased at the event.

Proceeds from the event will go back into the Chamber’s budget, supporting future events like the annual banquet and the business expo, and the Shop Taylor campaign.

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