Bokchito’s annual homecoming drew a crowd downtown Saturday.
The event got rolling around 10 a.m. with the traditional parade on Main Street/Highway 70, featuring floats, equestrians, horse-drawn vehicles, tractors, classic cars, all-terrain vehicles, political candidates, etc. — and lots of candy.
As judges tallied votes to determine this year’s award winners, entertainment was provided by parade master of ceremonies Ross Phillips and wife Rita.
First-place float was given to Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, and the second-place float carried Maverick Wingfield through the parade. The best classic car award went to Betty Gilbert, “hot rod” to Damien Anderson and tractor to John Wigley.
Chay Jordan was named 2014 Little Miss Bokchito, Maverick Wingfield is Little Mister and Chloe Speers is Homecoming Princess.
Lewis Prentice received a trophy for being the oldest Bokchito graduate in attendance and Doug Deel for being the oldest riding cowboy in the parade. Clint Dill also was recognized as the oldest attendee at 102 (103 next month). Billy Mays was presented with the Pioneer Award. The award for the person traveling the farthest was presented to Celesta Hall, who had come more than 1,000 miles from Nevada.
A free hamburger lunch was served under the pavilion.