by Pudge Willcox
CCHC Publicity Chair


The 175th Celebration of the Battle of Anahuac will now include a Beard Contest and a Costume Contest.

Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each contest and the public is encouraged to compete.
Since many out of town guest are coming to participate in the ceremony, the Historical Commission welcomes the entire county to turn out for the festivities dressed in period clothing.

The celebration will be held on June 9th beginning with a parade starting at 9:00 am at the Courthouse. Parade participants are encouraged to begin lining up at 8:00 am and anyone that hasn’t entered may do so by contacting Susan Roshto or Tammy Hale. The parade will travel to Ft. Anahuac Park where the celebration activities will begin at 10:00 am. County Judge Jimmy Sylvia will be the Parade King, joined by former County Judge Alma Lois Turner as Parade Queen. They will travel to the park in a horse drawn surrey.

Festivities in the park will include food and craft booths, silent and live auctions, and a reenactment of the battle performed by Royal Rangers and Texas Army. The Houston Camp of the Buffalo Soldiers will be present, as well as the Honorable Sam Houston IV, direct descendant of General Sam Houston. Cmdr. Jim Sterling, III will provide a Brass Band Ensemble for live music. The battle will be narrated by Tommy Willcox, retired Anahauc Teacher and 5th generation Chambers County Texan.

May 14, 2007

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