Spring Cleaning is here and with it our next Slaton Clean-Up. The event was held the morning April 9th. Despite a brief morning rain, volunteers came out to tackle the litter. We did our usual clean up around the Square to prepare for our annual events. We also focused on the Hwy 84 and Division Street By-Pass. There were a lot of weeds, grass and litter, but armed with weed-eaters and trash bags, we got the job done. Thank you to those who showed up Lance Bownds, Jim Andrus, Paul and Brooke Etheredge, Slaton High School National Honor Society, Ann Marie Wright, Mike Delano, Mike Lamberson, Tony Linker, City employees, Trevor Barnes, Brad Murph, United Supermarkets U-Crew, members from Bible Baptist Church and everyone else. I'm sure I missed some. We had a lot of visitors coming through Slaton that were impressed by their actions. "Actions speak louder than words." We look forward to more "Clean Ups" and hope that you will join us to make a difference and take pride in our community.
Welcome! There is something new on the horizon, yes it's there. The Slaton Welcome Landmark is finally in place. On behalf of the Slaton Community Leadership Committee, we would like to thank everyone who donated. Also, a big thank you to those who served on the landmark committee. They coordinated the fundraising and endured a few snags along the way to construction. Once again, actions are speaking louder than words, "We take pride in our community, welcome to Slaton."
Cook to Cure BBQ Cook-Off benefitting the American Diabetes Association Moved to September! Yes, you rad it right, the bbq cook-off has been moved to September 10th. Juggling schedules is a monumental feat. So we hope this latest change will help all our loyal returning BBQ Teams and new teams who want to join the fun. Judging has also been moved earlier in the day so that the All-U-Can-Eat can start at 1pm. Registration forms are available here.
July 4th Festival Everything seems to be falling in place for this year's festivities. We have several businesses that spoke up to sponsor the event and the line-up for the Sound Stage is coming together. Cathy Whitten has teamed up with Texas Cadillac Jack to perform. Special guests include Daneille Henzler - Talkmitt, David Mitchell, and Mary Beth Ashburn. So a call out to all the local clubs and churches, sign up for soon for your booth. Note to vendors: those with trailers, we will be asking you to park in the street along the curb. We are trying to open up the shade for our guests. We will be blocking parking down the center of Garza Street for safety concerns. There is additional parking at Cathelene Thomas Elementary. Handicap parking will be reserved beside the club house.
Car Show Well some of you already know, the burn-out has been discontinued. Safety concerns out-weigh the popularity of the event. I know that seems hard to believe. But better to "err on the side of caution". That said we still plan on a big show. Lots of cars from around the area and even beyond have made plans to attend So make room in your calendar to come to see what we have in store. Also, there is the swap meet. Anything and everything you can imagine for the car enthusiast. Come see what treasures they have in store. The Car Club will be donating proceeds from the Swap Meet to the Texas Boys Ranch. Car Show registration form available here. Vendors should contact the Chamber office directly.