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By Elizabeth Tanner
The Red River Sun
MEMPHIS — Only a month away, the Hall County Picnic is coming back better and bigger than ever.
Filled to the brim with all-day-long entertainment and events, the picnic, hosted by the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to kick off at 7 a.m. Sept. 18 with a cowboy preservation breakfast, catered by Bertie Fannie’s, on the square.
Following, ex-student reunion registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the community center. Registration, which is $20, will include a lunch at 1 p.m. For more information on how to get registered, call 805-259-3984 or 806-259-2712.
Vendors, located on the square, will also begin opening at 9 a.m. With over 40 booths rented thus far, guests will enjoy pony rides and even fast draw competitions.
“We are very honored to have the Texas Panhandle Pistoleros fast draw competition,” Chamber Manager Kim Cloyd said. “Fast draw is the fastest growing shooting sport in the world. It’s lots of fun and everyone will be able to watch.”
The Pistoleros will also be performing in the parade, an event which kicks off at 11 a.m., traveling around the square and down Noel and Main St.
At noon, Blue Boy Willie will perform a jam session on the square which will be followed by catering on 6th St. from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Buster Bledsoe Band will also be in town, performing a free, downtown dance from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Cloyd also reminds that the chamber is selling T-shirts, which honor all of Hall County, to help sponsor the Hall County Picnic. Currently available for sale, those interested are asked to call 806-259-3144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.