Pioneer Day set for June 24
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The 31st Annual Eustace Pioneer Day is scheduled for Saturday,
June 24. A day of family fun is in order. See the chart for a full
Now’s the time to order booth space. Booths with electricity are $20,
and those without electricity are $10. To reserve your space, call Cary
Reeve, at (903) 425-2751.
Something new this year is a 5K run/walk. Entry fee is $20 and includes
a T-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three participants in
each age group. For more information, call Gene Myers at (903) 425-5348.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Pioneer Day parade, which
begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. from the high school parking lot. For
information, call chairman Ed Reeve at (903) 425-0149.
The “42” tournament at the community center will again offer prize
trophies donated by Jane Beeson and chairman Robert Reeve. Bingo is also
scheduled at this location, under chairperson LaFaye McCarter.
There will also be horseshoe pitching with prizes. Chairpersons are
Jerry and Joel Boyd. A cake walk is being sponsored by the Eustace
A pet show is being planned by chairpersons Rick and Diane Shaffer, who
may be reached at (903) 425-4082.
Others involved in bringing a fun day for all include:
• Kung Fu instructor Ellis Beam, at (903) 425-0138.
• Diamond Dawgs owner and instructor Seetha Stegall, (903) 880-0092, and
• Razzle Dazzle owner and instructor Teri Rohm, (903) 451-3245.
Eustace Pioneer Day Schedule of Events
• 8 a.m. 5K race,
• 9 a.m. Booth bazaar opens on the Eustace town square.
• 10 a.m Pioneer Day Parade.
• 10:45 a.m. Domino “42” tournament at the Eustace Community Center.
• 11 a.m. Log Cabin Swingers will perform at the gazebo.
• 11:30 a.m. Kung Fu demonstration on the lawn
• Noon. The Allen Family band performs at the gazebo.
• 1 p.m. Pet show
• 1:30 p.m. Diamond Dawgs perform on the square.
• 1:45 p.m. Razzle Dazzle Dance performs at the gazebo.
• 2 p.m. Texas Praise performs.
• 2:15 p.m Bingo at the Eustace Community Center.
• 3 p.m. Games and contests, egg toss, sack race and three-legged race.
• 4 p.m. Les Robb will entertain at the gazebo.
• 8 p.m. Street Dance featuring John Allen and Whiplash. Dancing till
Sparkman crowned 2006 rodeo queen
By Katherine Veno
MABANK–The 51st Annual Mabank Rodeo Queen’s Dinner was held at the
Mabank Fire Station recently during Western Week.
Mabank High School senior Cassie Sparkman was crowned 2006 rodeo queen,
by 2005 queen, Kelsie Busby.
The barbeque dinner was catered by Danny’s Barbecue, and the invocation
was given by Charles Stiff.
Johnny Adams served as master of ceremonies.
Entertainment was provided by musical duo The Champagnes. Sheryl and
Faye Champagne are both residents of Mabank.
The pair sang various cowboy and cowgirl inspired story songs including
“Ghost Riders in The Sky.”
Queen Sparkman was sponsored by the Lion’s Club, with president Phil
Rogers of Eustace presenting her with a gratitude envelope from the
The Queen’s Court consisted of Shaylee Williams, who was presented by
Mabank Fire Chief Ricky Myrick and escorted by her father, Brady
Williams, and Nicole Harrison, presented by Robin Neighbors of the
Mabank Chamber of Commerce and escorted by her father, Jack Harrison.
Also in the royal court were Mitzie Pyle, presented by East Texas Riders
and introduced by President Dianna Clemmo, Macy Thomas, presented by the
Mabank Garden Club and introduced by President Debbie Thomas, and
Bethany Norman, introduced by Betty Busby, President of Swinging 16
Other royal members included Brooke Holcomb, presented by Mackenzie
Neighbors and sponsored by the Mabank Fire Department Auxiliary, along
with Cora Weaver, presented by the Halcyon Club and President Vickie
Clark. Representing the Cedar Creek Rotary Club was Xuxa Dyer.