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'American Idol' star and Woodville native Kree Harrison comes home for an action-packed weekend in Southeast Texas.
Kree Harrison homecoming concert, parade Saturday
Southeast Texas will have an opportunity to celebrate since “American Idol” contestant and Woodville native Kree Harrison has made it into the final three.
Harrison will return to Woodville Saturday, kicking off the hometown festivities with a Q&A at the Wesley Center of Woodville UMC at 8 a.m., that will be followed by a parade down Hwy 190 in Woodville at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Kelly St. and end at Charlton St.
Following the hometown celebration Harrison will then hold a free concert at Ford Park in Beaumont beginning at 3:30 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.
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"American Idol" contestant Kree Harrison could perform at Ford Park in Beaumont Saturday if she gets enough votes to land her in the Top 3 after Wednesday's show. Click headline for more ...
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