Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cars, Pets, oh, my!!
The Timpson Frontier Days 2019 is now in the books, and it was fun, despite the heat. Saturday’s activities always begin with the parade, which begins at 10am after lining up at Timpson High School. Kicking off the Frontier Days events is the parade.
Taking place first thing Saturday morning at around 10am the parade draws in many Timpson residents and visitors from other towns to witness the extravagant display of floats and decorated vehicles. This year's parade even had some unconventional vehicles such as zero-turn lawn mowers and farm tractors, driving side by side with classic muscle cars and children on decorated bicycles, and as always, the horseback riders.
A critical part of the parade is the contest associated with it. This year East Texas Press took first place with their Cowboy of the Year modified truck float. The Timpson Varsity Cheerleaders earned the second place with their decorated 4X4 Ranger, and last but not least, the Woodland Christian Church won the third place with their trailer float promoting their Vacation Bible School.
Chamber of Commerce President Paul Smith gave the invocation under the big tent to begin the festivities. Sherry Strahan sang the National Anthem and Mayor Debra Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Smith then presented Proclamations signed by Senator Robert Nichols for each of the Cowboys/Cowgirls - Barbara Cook, Amanda Lewis Kirby, Mandy Fears, Tenaha Police Chief Jeremy Pope, and Tenaha Police Captain Joey Hudnall.
Then the Pet show was held on Bremond Street between two buildings. First to compete were the dogs. In the category of Dogs with owners 12 and under, the winners were: 1st Place - #7 Madison Gregsley with a poodle; 2nd Place - #4 Kirstie Parks with her Pug; 3rd Place - #5 Caitlyn Madden with a Schnauzer; 4th Place - #1 Caesyn Lee for a Chihuahua; 5th Place - #2 Payzlei Lee with a Boston Terrier; and 6th Place – Emma Madden for her Bassett Hound.
The next category was Dogs with Owners 13 and up. Winners were: 1st Place - #5 Allysha Sbhepheu – Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie); 2nd Place – Lisa French – Standard Poodle; 3rd Place – Kristen Lee – Pit Bull; 4th Place - #7 Scott Burkhalter – German Shepherd; 5th Place - #6 James Jones – Huskie.
Macy Lee won 1st Place with her chicken, Cookie; and Elizabeth Wolfe won 1st Place with her white cat, Max.
Two horses were shown: 1st Place – Buttercup, shown by Branton Payne; and 2nd Place – Hershey, shown by Chris Lee.
Prizes in the Cutest Dressed went to: 1st Place – a Yorkie, shown by Debra Melroy; 2nd Macy Lee for her chicken; 3rd Place Krista Parks for her Pug; 4th Place – Caitlyn for her Schnauzer; 5th Place Caesyn Lee; and 6th Place – Payzlie for her Boston Terrier.
Miscellaneous category had these winners: Longest Tail went to Chris Lee’s horse; Shortest Tail went to Caesyn Lee’s Chihuahua; Most Spots was Macy Allen’s pet; Longest Ears was a tie between Branton Payne and Emma Madden
Following the Pet Show, David Pate hosted the Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show.
In the Cars category, Pat Hairgrove took 1st place with his 1967 Dodge Coronet. Jerry Neel won 2nd place with his 1968 Dodge Charger, and Billie Neel was awarded 3rd place for his 1957 Chevy.
In the Trucks category, Mike Cassidy was awarded 1st place with his 1957 Chevy, Randy Mora took 2nd place with his 1976 Chevy 4X4, and Mike Green won 3rd place for his 1966 Chevy.
In the Motorcycles category, Tad Bailey took 1st place with his 1968 CB77, and William Hinton won 2nd place.
Stacy Pledger won Best of Show with her Chevelle and William Hinton's 2017 Polaris Sunshot was honored with the People's Choice award.