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2014-04-17

Making nice 'Mayhem' on the Medina

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Presented by Bandera Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Mayhem on the Medina took place Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at Bandera City Park.
The latest stop on the trail of the National Reenactment Guild of American, Mayhem gave history buffs a chance to compete in scenarios using actions and scripts that are founded in fact. As a result, the Old West vignettes both educated and entertained delighted spectators.
According to the RGA creed, "Performers are professionals bound by a love of the Western frontier as well as a love for history and their fellow human beings. All members of the guild share these values."
Event coordinator Genie Strickland, noted that a film crew from France rearranged their schedule and traveled from another assignment in Sonora to film the as-authentic-as-you-can-get-to-the-Old West-in-the-21st-Century activities by the Medina River. And, a bus filled with history buffs came from Houston for the RGA competition.
"For a first time event, I'm not unhappy with the results," Stickland said. She's looking forward to an expanded "Mayhem" next year.