Tarpley VFD annual BBQ a big success
By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer
The Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department's annual Labor Day Weekend drew big crowds Sunday, Sept. 2, in downtown Tarpley.
The popular event kicked off with the always fun tiny Tarpley parade with plenty of participants tossing goodies to watchers along the roadside. As always, anyone can be in the parade, and this year was no exception. Local residents and businesses, pretty girls, beauty queens and lots of fire trucks and emergency vehicles thrilled the kids with their flashing lights and sirens.
Following the parade, the crowd moved to the fire department grounds, crowned by the newly refurbished Old Tarpley School House, to enjoy an afternoon of tender, juicy barbecue with all the trimmings, musical entertainment and silent and live auctions.
The fire department's fundraiser serves as a community homecoming where old friends meet and greet and get to know the newest generations.
Pictured: Parade marshal, Velma Burger Saathoff, rode in style.
Grateful world travelers say au revoir Paris, adios Madrid, ta ta London, and howdy Tarpley! Welcome to the Hill Country!
The Eagle Ridge Ranch jeep had plenty of "hook 'em" spirit.
Sorello's in Hondo knocked 'em out with flower power.
Both horse and rider are "proud to live in Tarpley."