Amputee Dove Hunt Sept. 6 & 7
Don’t let the name fool you. You do not have to hunt to attend the annual Olney Amputee Dove Hunt in Olney, Texas Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Olney Civic Center.
This annual event began with two Olney residents known as the “The One-Armed Jacks” in 1972. Jack Bishop lost his arm as a result of cancer when he was 2-yearsold, and Jack Northrup lost his arm in an auto accident in 1956, according to www.OlneyAmputee-DoveHunt.com. What began as a joke morphed into the first “One Arm Dove Hunt” that six Olney amputees attended, and the event grows larger every year and reaches amputees throughout the U.S.
The two-day event includes fan favs such as the 10-cents a finger breakfast on the day of the hunt, one-arm trap shooting, corn toss and of the large meals that are provided at no charge thanks to the generosity of supporters.
The event kicks off at the Olney Civic Center Friday at 6 p.m. with a brisket and sausage dinner with all the trimmings. Be prepared to be awed by local entertainers.
On Saturday, the day will begin with the famous 10-cent-a-finger breakfast, followed by a Fajita lunch with all the trimmings. Olney citizens are invited to attend events and enjoy free meals. See the ad on Page 6.
Hunters, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website: www.tpwd.gov to review the updated hunting regulations that become effective Sept. 1, 2019. You may also review licensing requirements.
Olney High School Homecoming Parade - Fri. Sept. 6 @ 4 p.m.
Plan to come out to show your support for the Cubs beginning with the homecoming parade and pep rally. The parade line-up is at 4 p.m. at the old Olney Savings Building on the corner of Main St. and Hwy. 79. The parade will start at 4:15 p.m.heading West on Main Street, then turning left at the Subway and ending at the Olney High School gym. After the parade, head inside the gym to help the cheerleaders fire up the Cubs at the pep rally. The pep rally is open to the entire community. All that cheering will certainly increase your appetite, so head on over to school cafeteria for the hamburger supper fundraiser sponsored by the Lion’s Club.
Lion’s Hamburger Supper - Fri. Sept 6, 5-7 P.M.
The Lion’s Club annual hamburger supper fundraiser is the perfect place to refuel after rallying the Cubs. You may purchase tickets from Lion’s club members in advance or at the door at the school cafeteria. The tickets cost $10 and includes a hamburger, chips and dessert.The proceeds help support the Olney Cubs.
The 11th Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Show-N-Shine at the County Line Car Show & Cruise featuring Gravel Roads Band. - Sat., Sept 7 @ 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
It’s here...finally! The car show brings in people from all the surrounding areas to show off their vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and more).
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and car show at 9 a.m. The cruise will begin directly after the awards around 12:45 p.m. Contact Stacy Wade at 940-564-5445 for more information. Vendors: Funnel Cakes, Corn Dogs and Homemade Lemonade, Lone Star Pizza by the slice & hot dogs, Hometown Coffee & Tea popsicles.Crafts & more. - See Ad on Page 8.
Ft. Belknap Mild Mild West Fundraiser - Sept. 21 6-10 p.m.
The 2019 Mild, Mild West Fundraiser is Sat. Sept. 21 from 6-10 p.m. All funds raised will be used to feed the Ft. Belknap Living history re-enactors / living history persons at the Historic Fort Belknap Days in October. Organizers hope to have enough money to pay for the Officer’s Ball band!
The first planning meeting will be at Casa Grande (1801 St Hwy 16 S) on Friday, 8/30 at 6 p.m. Please join to brainstorm and figure our logistics while enjoying good food. You may have the chance to do a little Vintage Dancing afterward...who knows! Planning meetings are every Friday until the event.