I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Lots and lots of action in West for the next couple of weeks..Local city and school elections are Saturday. I will vote for Tommy Muska for sure. I'm still up in the air about the other two. I think C.W. Cernosek is a horses ass so I'm sure I won't be voting for him.
Tractors of all shapes and sizes are going to be participating in the Saturday's Tractor and Truck pull, which is sponsored by the West Volunteer Fire Department at the Westfest track. I must be more of a city girl than I thought as the idea of watching a tractor pull puts me to sleep.zzzz
Only in West,Texas. We are having a Spring Fling which will combine a garage sale and an outdoor movie. The West Chamber of Commerce's first-ever city-wide garage sale and family movie night. It's scheduled for May 15 on the property next to the Czech Inn. The event will include a garage sale from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and a free outdoor family night beginning around dark.
David Pareya said that 25 individual booths for the even have already been rented and 11 commercial vendor spots have also been rented. (I think the Library is having their annual book sale there too.) The chamber is also planning a free outdoor movie, courtesy of Associated Concrete Contractors of West for that night beginning at dark and is to be shown on a giant 30 foot by 40 foot screen. Plans are to show the Disney movie UP. There will be a food booth with full concessions throughout the day. The food is to include hot dogs, sausage wraps, nachos, fried ice cream(this is Texas, you know there had to be something fried.) and of course, ice cream. Soft drinks will also be available. "It will be just like a real night out at the movies. Just bring your lawn chairs and blankets," Pareya said. There will be no admission charge for the movie and there is also free parking, restroom facilities and the event will be wheelchair accessible.
I really think this is cool. I love that they are doing it and hope it will be a regular thing. Not so much the garage sale but the outdoor movie. I love the idea of outdoor movies, and makes me remember all the drive in movies I went to as a kid and all of the ones I took my kids to. Good times.
Plus the West Main Street's first-ever Mayfest celebration in the city is scheduled to highlight arts and craft, music and food in the city's downtown area on May 21 and 22. Spivey Crossing will kick-off the event from 7-9 p.m. May 21 and they will perform in the second floor of the Nors Sausage and Burger House.(old spittoon cafe). A full day of activities is planned for May22.
There are 21 vendors so far and they will be selling items as handmade lace, pottery, stained glass, handmade jewelry, painted feathers, rainwater collection jars, metal art, fire-fighting gear, oil paintings of historic West buildings, tractor art, scrap booking items, cooking bags, tote bags, handmade quilts, western and scenic photography and sky lights.
The Fall Creek Vineyard from Tow, Texas, the Texas Legato Winery from Lampasas and the Chisolm Trail Winery will be represented for a wine tasting event and sales. Chuck Wagon cooking is also to be on display at the even, courtesy of sponsor West Feeds, on Mayfest Saturday. The Wishbone Wagon will be selling authentic chuck wagon food and giving demonstrations during the day. "All the proceeds from this will go to Main Street," Susie Price said.
Along with the Chuck Wagon food, restaurants in the area will be open to help provide food for those coming to Mayfest. Downtown merchants are also to be open for the event and Main Street is asking residents to try to keep their businesses open during the afternoon on May 23.
A young fiddlers exhibition is planned from 4-5 p.m. on a state in the downtown area. An open mike period with Mike Edwards and the '56 Chevy Band is planned from 6-8 and the Ryan Roberts Band is to perform at 8 p.m. A Cowboy Bean Cooking competition is also planned and the price of entry is $10 and those wishing to enter are asked to contact Price at 826-5566. The beans are to be cooked at home and brought to the even for 1 p.m. judging.Plaques are to be presented to the three top winners.(hm,I might enter my Julio Beans)
In addition on May 23, Bill Hearne and his Trio will be performing Texas Swing and Austin country-type music from 6-9 p.m. in the Nors Sausage and Burger House.
hot dang..sounds like West is going to be swinging..y'all come on down ya'hea?
We have a couple of new babies. Bo Faulkner Quick weighed in a 7 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. Walker Reagan Dulock(I think they're kinfolk) weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 inches long. Parker Kadlacke turned three and did his celebrating at the San Antonio Zoo and Riverwalk, with a Scooby-Doo party at his home in Tours.
Marlie Rogers turned 2 and went to the local zoo in Waco and had a Minnie Mouse party at her Momo and Papa's house. Kyle Nors turned a year old, and his big brother Kaleb helped him celebrate his birthday.Grace Ann Willis had a happy birthday too.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parma celebrated their 40th anniversary April 18.
Gladys Pustejovsky, 90 passed away on May 2 and Floyd Tylacka, 84 passed away on April 1.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen D. Soukup retires after 21 years in U.S. Army. He has a list of medals a foot long. Including the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leafs and about 17 more.
Next week I'll be able to tell you the results of the area playoffs for the Trojans and the Lady Trojans.
Jullian Leann Mason wins Texas Baby Miss Division Supreme Title. She brought home nine crowns and 10 state titles. Jillian competed against babies 0-1 year old from the entire state of Texas.. We do have some good looking kids in West. Think it's all the Kolaches.
Ross Country Store is having a tank tournament and fish fry May 16 with live entertainment.
Tokio Store is having something called Outlaw Karaoke...I think if you sing crappy they shoot you..Merle is still on vacation so nothing going on at Strickly. Jennifer's Academy of Dance is having their 17th Annual Dance Recital entitled "Ever Ever After."..
Well, looks like that's about it..other that the fact that both Grocery stores have Blue Bell Ice Cream on sale..sigh*...
If your in the area on these dates..stop by and see us in West, By Goddess, Texas.


sageweb said...

I love the idea of having a garage sale and an outdoor movie..that is a great idea.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I gotta tell ya -- the Spring Fling and the Mayfest sound kinda fun! But I'd pass on the tractor pull too, unless it was a nice day and nothing was on TV.

Jan said...

Your tractors must be pretty sissy if you could sleep through them. Around here the noise is ear splitting. Other than that they are totally boring.

Charlene said...

I never heard of a tractor pull until I moved from the farm to the city. If the tractors were real working ones, I'd go for it. As I recall original tractor pulls were between a team of work horses and an early John Deer model.

Nit Wit said...

Out door movies reminds me of when I was living in tent city every fall in the late 70s where I was busy playing war with the tactical computer systems I was helping develop (there were no home computers then an Windows was a nightmare far in the future). We also had beer tents!

A guy from my old work place who was 6'4" and at least 300 pounds spends his off time rebuilding Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers and competing in tractor pulls with them. He kinda looks like that giant fat guy riding the tiny mini bike I see pictures of on the internet. I don't think he's ever won.
Sounds like lots of fun in West this May.

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Name: female, I shit you not! said...

Things like this make me wish my as a family we could have stayed longer than a year in West.

Blueberry said...

I loooove outdoor movies and some of my best kid memories are of going to the drive-in. The movie has to be something easy to follow though... lots of distractions around.

Anonymous said...

I also remember the days of drive in movies! *sigh*

We have tractor pulls in these parts too, but I'd never be caught dead at one.

Intense Guy said...

Well, okay, that makes more tractor pullin' for me!

Hope you got out to the sale and saw the movie.