To get a good seat, we arrived early and crowded around our town’s square… you can see from the photo to the left, that I arrived with two very eager spectators myself!
Christine Perkins reported that almost 40 entries lined the streets to entertain the crowds gathered along Grand, Houston and in historic downtown, led by parade Grand Marshal Donnie McDougal.
First up is Dairy Queen, the winner in the Local Commercial Division, featuring Curly Top in boots.
The winner in the Local Non-Commercial was Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with their rendition of all the animals along the fictional happy trails. Best Horse Drawn Entry was Central Texas Farm Credit. Best Classic entry was Tommie Jones and his 1946 Chevrolet pickup. Best Out of Town Entry was Dublin Chamber, Keep Dublin Beautiful, and the Miss Dublin Float. Best Riding Club went to the Concho Chicks who also entertained the crowds at the rodeo that evening.
Another special award was presented to MC (Merlin) Davis. MC was once again selected as oldest rider in the Comanche Rodeo Parade. MC first started riding in the Comanche rodeo parade in the mid 1950s and has not missed one yet. MC is 94 and is shown here surrounded by his friends and family.
The Comanche Rodeo Parade is co-sponsored by the Comanche Roping Club and the Comanche Chamber.