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New Boston Solar Eclipse was a great event. Our Chamber had Games, Domino 42 Tournament, Food Trucks and a Concert Sunday with more on Monday for the actual Eclipse!

Commemorative Solar T-Shirts - Limited Quantities Available - All Gone

T-Shirt - Solar Mooning Front
T-Shirt - Solar Back on both T-Shirts
Solar TX State T-Shirt

Chamber Eclipse Poster

Chamber Event is Sponsored by

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Sunday April 7th Events

Domino 42 Tournament

Our Chamber is having a "Pre-Eclipse" Festival on Sunday. In the afternoon, starting at 2 pm, we'll be having games like Connect Four, a Domino's 42 Tournament, food trucks, Solar Eclipse Photo Booth, Cornhole games and a Concert starting at 5:30 by local artist Lane Bricker.

Order your Domino 42 Tournament Spot for individual at $5 (will need teammate) or Team for $10.00 Get "ticket" at Information Booth that Sunday at Pavilion. Limited FREE Team Tickets Available - Use Code at checkout
Order HERE

Monday April 8th Events

The actual Solar Eclipse is Monday April 8th, starting about 12:30 pm and should be completed by about 2:30. The "Totality" is about 1:40 pm local time.

On Monday all our Food Trucks will be Opening at 11 am so we can gather at our big Pavilion and Midway to watch this amazing event. The next Solar Eclipse through Texas won't be until 2045!!

Your Chamber will be supplying the special eyeglasses that are needed to view the Sun and Moon. We are distributing them to all our local Chamber businesses to provide them FREE for their customers. We will also have them on hand at the Midway for Free.

"Interesting" Side Article about the Solar Eclipse - See it

Some Words of Caution and Be Prepared

Please be mindful of increased traffic and resources leading up to and the day of the event. For context, in 2017, the last solar eclipse in the U.S., the state of Kentucky saw a 222% increase in automobile traffic, while Tennessee saw more than 1 million visitors for eclipse events.

“In Texas, we are anticipating significant increases in roadway traffic, potentially causing delivery delays, as well spikes in fueling locations, hotels, restaurants and other venues as visitors position themselves for this unique event,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension DAR area chief south region. “Additionally, people should be prepared for more unexpected impacts like increased strains on cellular service.”

  • *Schedule errands and appointments two to three days before the eclipse.
  • *Fill up gas tanks.
  • *Stock up trucks: Make sure oil and transmission levels are full and first aid kits packed as part of basic needs travel.
  • *Buy and stock up on groceries.
  • *Know local business and service hours as they might be closed early during the eclipse.
  • *Have several forms of communication, not only cellular, and know the closest landline.
  • *Be sure to check the weather.

Chamber Donated 650 Special Solar Eyeglasses to Elementary Schools

Elementary School

We wanted to be sure our school age children have the special solar lenses eyeglasses for this awesome event coming thru New Boston!!

This will be a big part of their history as they grow up.

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