The 2013 Comanche County Pow-Wow was a success. Even with the threat of rain, the admission was consistent with last year. Again due to the rain, performances of the Sahawe Indian Dancers brought to us by Oncor and other events were rescheduled, but the crowd definitely was steady and seemed to stay longer to enjoy the activities. The TexasBank pavilion was continually packed due to the great performances and shelter! Several food vendors reported selling out on Saturday.
The Comanche County Tractor Club reported almost 30 antique tractors and engines, although due to the rain many of them did not fire up and unfortunately the parade was cancelled. The Comanche County Car Club reported that there were 150 classic cars and antique vehicles that participated, which is down by 100.”They don’t like to get their cars out and get them muddy,” said Garry Davis, Car Club member. Another exciting area was the Gore Bros. Agri-Service Center Children’s Area which hosted a dunking booth, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Educational Wagon and the Texas Camel Corps. There were 36 cookers in the Cox’s Processing State Championship Cook-Off.
The highlight of this year was tree carvings located in three spots throughout the park. Artist Cam Dockery completed the three trees early due to his inability to complete the projects in the rain. They were certainly showstoppers. Another last thanks to Clark Tractor for sponsoring the Volunteer Fire Department presentations and the CHS band. Mustangs and dogs brought excitement to the Sunday activities as well.