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Pioneer Day set for June 16
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–Booth spaces for the popular Eustace Pioneer Day on The Square are going fast.
The annual event is slated for Saturday, June 16.
Booth space with electricity is $25 for the day and those without only $15. Reserve your space by calling (903) 425-2751 or mail a check to Eustace Pioneer Fund, 2007 Edgar St., Eustace, TX 75124.

Monitor file photo/Pearl Cantrell
Flag bearer Ben Lane (left) is accompanied by his cousin, Trevor Lane, to carry Old Glory and the Lone Star at the head of the annual Pioneer Day Parade in Eustace last year. More than 100 people participated in the history-honoring exhibition.

Every year this day-long celebration draws crowds to Eustace for games of skill, and unique crafts and gift items. A day of entertainment and activities are planned for the annual event, starting with the Fourth annual Pioneer Day 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m.
Once again, coach Gene Myers is heading up this event. A $20 entry fee comes with a T-shirt. The top three winners in each age group will be presented with an award following the race. Pick up a registration form at the city hall, or call Myers at (903) 477-1379.
Spectators thrill to see hometown high school track stars compete against arch rivals from neighboring school districts in this fun competition.
Others are inspired by the field of senior athletes this event continues to attract.
After the race, the bazaar opens for browsing through arts, crafts and food booths.

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