BLANKET — How much fun can you expect to have at Saturday's Frontier Day celebration in Blanket?
"We have a good time. We have a wonderful time," Mayor Judy Eoff said. "It's just a fun day for everybody — good, clean fun."
This is the third year for the event.
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and will include vendor booths, a parade, a barbecue cook-off, a Dutch oven demonstration, children's activities and a street dance beginning at 8 p.m.
The 2 p.m. parade will feature, for the first time, bands — the Early High School band and the drum corps from Comanche High School. The lineup starts at 1 p.m. by the Whistle Stop. Donna Isham will serve as grand marshal, and three individuals will judge the entries. Awards will be presented to first, second and third place winners.
The size of the vendor booths will be 10-feet-by-10-feet and there is a $15 fee for each booth. Vendors should bring their own tents, Eoff said.
An 870 Remington 12 gauge shotgun will be raffled off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased from any Blanket Frontier Day committee members and at the Whistle Stop. Tickets will also be available all day during the event.
Committee members are Celia Salyer, Kay Thompson, Rodney Wilson, Barbara Milam, Cheryl Rodgers, Judy Eoff, B.J. McGinnis, Jerry Bingham and Mary Wilson.
Vendor applications and parade entries are available by contacting Judy Eoff at 281-844-4901 or 325-748-3804.
For more information on the barbecue cook-off, call Jerry Bingham at 325-642-4625 or B.J. McGinnis at 325-647-1776.
"It's a community-wide event for the family," Eoff said.