It was pretty close to the strongly desired "back to normal" at the Tyler County Dogwood Festival in Woodville on Saturday.

Even though there was only one band, apparently due to the Covid limitations, there were well over 100 entries in the parade that began at 2:00 p.m. streaming it's was through town.

People from all over the area lined the streets with a turnout that beat all expectations.

Even though there were cloudy skies and at one time an attention getting bolt of lightning and clap of thunder as a few raindrops fell, everyone seemed to have a good time.

The streets of Woodville were also lined with wagons and displays offering everything from cotton candy to barbecue for those that were hungry filling the air surrounding the courthouse square with that smells that would make anyone come to the table.

The number of entries and turnout to last year's parade was limited due to the Coronavirus pandemic.