Team Scott takes honors at the 2022 Montgomery County Historic Road Rally

After an afternoon of racing around Magnolia and searching for clues related to Magnolia’s history, Team Scott took top honors at the 9th Annual Montgomery County Historical Commission’s Historic Road Rally.

Each year, the Montgomery County Historical Commission hosts its Historical Road Rally that features the history of a different part of the county, said Larry Forester, chairman of the Montgomery County Historical Commission. “On Saturday, the road rally was held in the western part of Magnolia County. This was the second time the rally was held there, as we travel to a different area of ​​the county each year.

Participating teams have two hours to answer the location’s history clues and return for pizza and drinks while their clue sheets are judged. The top three winning teams receive trophies and a $25 gift card for each team member.

The top three winners for 2022 were Team Scott, first place; the Lintelman team, second place and the Charline Muller team, third place.

“This is a fun historical scavenger hunt for family and friends designed to educate and promote the history of the local community as each year it features the history of a different section of Montgomery County,” said Foerster said.

Last year the Historic road rally took place in the Willis and Old Danville communities. Over the years, the event has highlighted Montgomery, East Montgomery County, Downtown Conroe, and South Montgomery County.

Each participant received a souvenir “History Road Warrior” button. This year, the button honored Celeste Graves, the oldest member of the Commission at 102 years old. Graves is a published author of several books, including The Definitive History of Magnolia.

Graves was on hand to welcome the teams to the 2022 event. His father was the Magnolia depot’s depot agent for more than 30 years.

Graves herself is an icon of the town as she worked to preserve and restore the old depot and chronicled the town’s history. Several years ago, Magnolia ISD named its Education Support Center in her honor. In the fall, a flag was dedicated in his honor at Storage 105 in Conroe and his name was added to a military hero plaque. Graves worked with female air service pilots during World War II.

Each year, the Tony Gullo family and their Conroe car dealerships sponsor the event. Magnolia First Baptist Church again hosted the Magnolia Rally. Members of the Historical Commission’s Youth Advisory Council also helped coordinate the event.

The historic road rally takes place at the end of January each year.

For more information on the historical commission, visit https://www.montgomerycountyhistoricalcommission.com/.

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