BY ROBERT MORALES
This yearâ€™s Frontier Days was packed with events starting on Friday and culminating with a street dance on Saturday night. The Womenâ€™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 Womenâ€™s Service League can take pride in its sponsorship of this yearâ€™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, AsenciÃ³n 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 Rodneyâ€™s Cafe sponsored by the Rotary Club.
Then there were the booths across the street from Rodneyâ€™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.