Let’s start off this summer with a very small gesture that leaves a very big impact on those who participate and visit our cemetery this holiday weekend.
Memorial Day , May 29th. Volunteers will be at the cemetery to put out flags by the graves of our service men and women. They represent an important part of Slaton’s heritage as well as that of the United States. We are very proud of them. Please help out by joining us at 6pm on Saturday, May 27th as we set out the flags. Then again on Monday, May 29th at 6pm to collect them. A few minutes of your time given to honor those who were willing to lay down their life for you.
Annual July 4th Festival
Tuesday, July 4th 10am to 3pm Slaton County Park. KSSL Radio will be coordinating the Slaton Stage. Cathy Whitten headlining with Texas Cadillac Jack. Special guests are Barry Moffitt and Danielle Henzler. We plan on having fun and games with lots of food lots of food. Come hungry! The Slaton Lions Club will be serving up hamburgers, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will have their signature sizzilin’ hot fajitas, and the Knights of Columbus will be grillin’ up some fun. Cool off with some water balloons, water polo or volunteer for the dunkin’ booth. There will be snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and treats as well as fun games and activities. The SHS Athletic Booster Club will also be on hand with a new line of SHS products.
Caprock Classic Car Club Show and Cruise July 14th & 15th
This will be the 22nd year the Caprock Classic Car Club has hosted this event and for sixteen of those years they have brought it to Slaton. The cruise is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday. The fee is $10/free for car show participants. The swap meet is getting bigger and some really amazing stuff is showing up. If you want to set up the fee is $20/$30. If you have questions, more information is on the registration form as well as the contact information. The show pre-entry fee is $30, then $35 the day of the show. Awards will be presented at approximately 4:30pm. Good luck to all.
Now for our vendors. I have food vendors already signed up. Our old favorites the Classy Caboose, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kettle Corn as well as some new ones. The general vendors are sending in their registration forms now. Seems to start earlier every year. So, if you are interested, call or email the chamber office. Please note: All Vendors Must Be Approved. If you plan on selling something, the sooner you sign up the better. (806) 828-6238 email@example.com Car Show Registration Form
Lights on the Square
Thank you to Jim Andrus, Brooke Etheredge, Patsy Vessels, Mike Lamberson, and Barbara Hopper for spearheading the fund raising efforts for the lights. Local businesses and individuals stepped up and supported this effort with enough money to fund the initial purchase of lights and supplies.
After much research the directors found lights that would meet our needs while holding up in typical West Texas weather. Installation was a long painstaking process The wind fought our efforts, but we did prevail. Thank you to directors who came out to help. A few of the City employees worked diligently on the trees, electricity, wiring and installation of the lights for several days. Many thanks to each of you. Volunteers from Slaton ISD Maintenance Department took over one day to help out, again, thank you. We hope everyone will enjoy the lights. This is only the beginning. Watch for more as the Chamber moves forward with a new vision for Slaton.
“Lights on the Square” sponsors: Athenian Study Club, Jerry and Barbara Hopper, Bob Brake Insurance, Bownds Body Shop, Caprock Santa Fe Credit Union, Centennial Bank, City of Slaton, Cleve and Patsy Vessels, Corley Clothing Company, Donna Winchester, DDS, Gamble Crop Insurance, H & R Block, Hurst Farm Supply, Inc., J. Martin Basinger Companies, Jim and Lori Andrus, Julee Becker, KSSL FM Radio, Mark and Davia Heinrich, Multiplicity, O. D. Kenney Auto Parts, Paul and Brooke Etheredge, Pauline’s Flowers & Gifts, Peoples Bank, Prosperity Bank, RVOS/Meurer Agency, SEDCO, Slat-Co Printing, Slaton Bakery, Slaton Family Medical Clinic, Slaton Masonic Lodge #1094, Slaton Pharmacy, Slaton Primary Medical Clinic, Slatonite, Tony Buxkemper, Town Square Antique Mall, Tracy Starkey Insurance, Women’s Division
Saturday, June 10th Slaton Municipal Airport Texas Air Museum is hosting a "Fly-In" in place of the air show this year. There will be a lot of fun activities. Event starts with a breakfast at 8am for donations. Awards will be given and a Poker Rally across the region for a $25 entry fee. The day includes Flour Bombing and a drawing for a Warbird Flight. Other activities are planned through out the day. Most of all don't forget to visit the air museum.
So join us in Slaton, where there is always something going on. Slaton, your kind of town.