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Wellington welcomes 2021 Wild & Free on 83

Courtesy Photo Ruth Caldwell’s Log Cabin in Ohio pattern piece will be on display at the quilt show from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 901 Bowie St. Amongst the Wild & Free on 83 events, organizer Misty Youngberg has encouraged quilters to bring quilts of all nature to be displayed. Look for historical keepsakes that may tell stories of family, community or Highway 83 heritage and quilts of all kinds at the exhibit.

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Ruth Caldwell’s Log Cabin in Ohio pattern piece will be on display at the quilt show from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 901 Bowie St. Amongst the Wild & Free on 83 events, organizer Misty Youngberg has encouraged quilters to bring quilts of all nature to be displayed. Look for historical keepsakes that may tell stories of family, community or Highway 83 heritage and quilts of all kinds at the exhibit.

WELLINGTON —Wild & Free on 83 events kick off Friday evening, Aug. 6, with free hot dogs at the WAV (Wellington Aquatics Venue) from 7:30-10 p.m., courtesy of Pilgrim Bank and Wellington State Bank. The WAV has a special $5 admission fee that evening. The WAV will be open from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8 with its regular $6 admission fee.

 

Over 35 nonprofit organizations and businesses have reserved vendor space on the Collingsworth County Courthouse Square on Saturday, Aug. 7. Set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. for anything from food booths, jewelry and gift items to COVID-19 shots and entertainment for kids.

 

“We have been overwhelmed with the response of venders that want to come to Wellington,” said Margret Wood, Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce volunteer.

 

Also on Saturday, a car show will surround the Courthouse Square beginning at 9 a.m. with Abel Sanchez as the organizer. At 9:30 a.m., Alisha Weatherly will chair the youth bicycle parade.

 

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The Red River Sun/Bev Odom Collingsworth County Museum Director Doris Stallings, left, and Collingsworth Chamber volunteers Nancy Harris and Karen Caldwell admire the special exhibit by local artists in the Ellis Art Center of the museum last Friday. Located at 824 East Ave., the Museum will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 and 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 during the Wild & Free on 83 events in downtown Wellington.

The Red River Sun/Bev Odom
Collingsworth County Museum Director Doris Stallings, left, and Collingsworth Chamber volunteers Nancy Harris and Karen Caldwell admire the special exhibit by local artists in the Ellis Art Center of the museum last Friday. Located at 824 East Ave., the Museum will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 and 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 during the Wild & Free on 83 events in downtown Wellington.

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