I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! The Comanche County Pow-Wow is just around the corner, and the whole town is gearing up for the big event.
I, for one, am super excited to be representing Gore Bros. Agri-Service as sponsor of the Children’s Area, as well as participating as a vendor showcasing some hand crafted work created by the super talented and local Moxie Room girls, Ciera Turney and Amy Coffey!
Christy Perkins has updated us with the latest and greatest in Pow Wow news! Keep reading and be sure to not miss out in the Comanche tradition.
Get on target for the Comanche County Pow-Wow at the City Park in Comanche on September 28 and 29. Eight to ten thousand people are expected to attend this year’s event chaired by Shirley Dukes and Sharon McKinnon.
The City Park will be packed with activities including almost 100 artisan and commercial vendors, live musical entertainment brought to you on the TexasBank Main Stage by TexasBank, a State Championship BBQ Cookoff sponsored by Cox Processing, the largest Classic Car Show in Central Texas, an Antique Tractor & Engine Show, dunking booths in the Gore Bros. Agri-Service Center Children’s Area and the Comanche VFD will be showing off new life-saving equipment and trucks in the Clark Tractor Pavilion. Another favorite is the Texas Camel Corps.
The Texas Camel Corps was established to educate the public on the historic use of camels in America in the 19th century. The forms this education takes on are camel treks, historic reenactments, and school, library, zoo and museum programs. Other business endeavors include featuring the camels as part of faith-based or cultural events as well as TV/Film production.
At the heart of it all, though, is education. Whether it’s the perpetuation of the unique role camels played in settling Western America, utilizing the camels as a classroom for environmental/social studies or trekking over the very ground that the historic US Army Camel Corps explored in the 1850’s and 1860’s, the driving goal of the Texas Camel Corps is to share their camels in one of a kind settings that the public will enjoy and remember.