Caddo Community Association hold meeting
by By Randy Bruce
On Monday, Aug. 26th, Caddo Community Association met at the Caddo Community Center, to set the schedule of activities for October 5th, Caddo Heritage Day. Volunteers are now committed to a fun-filled Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Organizers welcome additional contributions from any interest persons, clubs or groups.
They are looking for someone to direct a children’s art show. Volunteers are welcome to attend the next planning meeting, Sept. 9th at the Rex II Theater.Interested persons may respond and keep informed at Caddo Community Association on Face Book.
CCA is looking for children who would like to compete for the title of Little Mr. or Little Miss Caddo. Registration is open now. Entry forms are at Norma’s Jeans and Boots, at 125 Buffalo St. Interested parents may call Norma for more information, at 580 367-2329.
To start the day, runners will meet at the Presbyterian Church, 206 Buffalo St., for the Annual Buffalo Stampede 5K Run & 1-mile fun run/walk. Early registration deadline is Sept. 28th. Awards will be given for top 3 in each age group, and cash prizes for overall male & female and master male & female. Contact Don Tidwell for details: 580 367-9898 or register online at www.signmeup.com/94460.
The Caddo Indian Territory Museum, located at 108 Buffalo St., will be open all day till 3 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the artifacts of the historic blacksmith shop, dentist office, lawyer’s office, country store and much more. There is no admission charge to view these glimpses into the past.
The children’s sidewalk art show will again be sponsored by Hal, in front of the Rex II Theater. All children are invited to stop by the theater, and show off their talent for all visitors to enjoy as they stroll through town.
A silent auction will be held, under the downtown pavilion, from 8 to 12:00. The auction will have something for everybody to bid on, and friendly competition adds to the fun. Proceeds will support future Heritage Day activities. Donations of new or gently used items will be collected at 211 Arkansas Street. Please deliver your items by Monday, Sept.30th. For more information call Julia, at 580 367-2526.
At 9 a.m, the opening ceremonies will be held at the flag pole in the center of downtown, where the buffalo stands. A live band, with local talent, will entertain the crowd throughout the day. Vendors of various goods and food will be set up along the sides of Buffalo Street, before 10 a.m., as spectators await the Heritage Day Parade. Parade entries are to meet for line up, at the school, at 9 am. Vendors or groups wanting a booth space should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s parade theme is “Unity in Diversity.” The theme honors the Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club, the oldest continually active club in Caddo. For parade contest ideas, look for a separate article, describing the diversity of civic improvements and patriotic endeavors of the ladies of the Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club.
For more than 100 years, creative and bold women of Caddo have served in unity, leaving a legacy of devotion to their community. Six ladies organized in 1903, with the primary purpose of maintaining Gethsemane Cemetery. Since that time, they have raised funds to build a Chapel and Veterans Memorial Pavilion in the cemetery. The club regularly contributes to cultural enrichment and community projects. They celebrate the centennial of their incorporation this year.
After the Heritage Day parade, Live music will begin, vendors will be showing their wares, and the aromas of delicious foods will fill the air. Caddo Police Auxiliary is holding a cake walk, at 11 o’clock, near the pavilion. At 12:00, children’s games and contests will be enjoyed by children of all ages, in the middle of the street, in front of the bandstand. Little Mr. and Little Miss Caddo will be crowned at 1 o’clock.
Caddo Roundup Club is sponsoring a Ranch Rodeo, to begin at 1 o’clock, just a few blocks from downtown Caddo. Check out the CCA Facebook page for details. Come support the local cowboys and cowgirls, pick up a bite to eat, and take a load off your feet, savoring the experience with friends and neighbors.
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