In addition to the music, we also had great food provided by our Van Buren Eagle Riders. They grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausage all afternoon to go along with their cowboy beans. Good job, Riders. We can always depend on you to step up and help. Thank you.
There were a few varmints that caused problems throughout the afternoon, but our sheriff Gayle Bellamy wasted no time rounding them up and throwing them in jail. We hope they learned their lesson! We'd like to thank Tom Fountain and Thom Price for building the jail for us, and also all the members who helped our sheriff. They made great deputies!
It took months to plan and execute this event, and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of dozens and dozens of our members. Committee Chair and PWP Gary Smith wants them to know that he appreciates their help and thanks them for stepping up. He also thanks the businesses and organizations that sponsored our t-shirt and the people who bought tickets and attended the event. It wouldn't have been a success without your participation.
Finally, thank you to everyone who sent us pictures, including Inside Guard Lenny Wojtyna, who took more than 100 of them. We are posting one batch of photos with this post and will follow up with a second Blog post with the remainder so keep an eye out for more! Enjoy, everyone!