By Chris Eversole
Western Days persevered despite on and off rain, with the only casualty of the weather being the rodeo.
“In all the years we’ve been doing the rodeo, this is the first time that both days were canceled,” said Western Days Chairman Jeff Hopper.
The rodeo has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30.
“This is a Saturday and Sunday, so we won’t be competing with high school football,” Hopper said. “It could turn out to be a good thing.”
Attendance was good at the parade, which had 143 entries.
The chuckwagon meals were such a success that they ran out of food, Hopper said.
Eight chuckwagons, including several from other states, cooked identical meals – consisting of pot roast, mashed potatoes, beans and cobbler.
“My wife and I went to the chuckwagon of Jack Ramey, who is from Mustang,” Hopper said.
“They were scraping the bottom to feed us.”
The street dance featuring the Rider’s Ford band, held in the Cash Savers parking lot, grew a good crowd in this, its second year, Hopper said.
Western Days Parade Winners
Equestrian – 1. Canadian Valley Rangerettes, 2. Las Canelitas, 3. Red Dirt Revival Equestrian Team
Vehicles – 1. 2018 Oklahoma State Tot Beauty and 2017 Western Days Best Dressed Cowgirl, 2. Isaiah Farms, 3. Mustang Fillies
Nonprofit – 1. Lakehoma Church of Christ Children’s Ministry, 2. Girl Scout Troop 3008, 3. Tie – Chisholm Heights Baptist Church and Mustang Masons/Rainbow Girls
Commercial – 1. Tie – Lowe’s and Inframark 3. Tie – Oklahoma Pediatric Therapy Center and Brantley Team Supreme Lending / Shelter Insurance, Aaron Ruiz
Student Float – 1. FCCLA, 2. Boys and Girls Basketball 3. Tie – FFA/4H and Robotics