Frontier Days returns with a big bang!



This year’s Frontier Days was packed with events starting on Friday and culminating with a street dance on Saturday night. The Women’s Service
League also sponsored a fireworks show that was carefully orchestrated and monitored at Veterans Park.    Photo by Gil Potts

Frontier Days 2014 is now in the history books, but judging from the number of people that turned up for all of the events, the Women’s Service League can take pride in its sponsorship of this year’s event, and chalk it up as a major success.

The new Okey Dokey Run attracted runners from all over the state, including Mary Kaplan and Willie Lindsey, who are in the 70s. They tell us they want to run a 5k in all 254 Texas counties. Another runner, Jonathan McCalister, 15, runs triathlons all over the U.S. He says his dream is to run in the 2020 Olympics. Jonathon ran the 5k and 10k races. He is the grandson of Joe and Farley Roberts and the nephew of George and Shanna Strickhausen.

Another runner, Asención Fierro also ran the 5k and the 10k races. He is from Smithville, and he runs races all over the state.

Aside from the Okey Dokey Run, the Culberson County 4-H Leader Association hosted a team roping and a ranch rodeo event that drew a large crowd. There was a pancake breakfast held on Saturday morning at Rodney’s Cafe sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Then there were the booths across the street from Rodney’s where vendors sold food and various arts and crafts. The evening was capped with a street dance on Broadway with music from local band Los Pecadores.

“We’re extremely pleased with the way things turned out for this year’s Frontier Days,” said Sooky Borrego, Women’s Service League member. “By any objective standard, this event was a huge success, and we’re excited about making this event fun for everyone and making it even better every year. The Women’s Service League wants to thank everyone who came out to support Frontier Days, and we hope to see an even larger crowd next year.”


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