As the weather cleared Saturday it was a beautiful day to be out and about. Many people decided Cherokee was the place to be since there was much activity going on that day. It all started in the early morning hours with vendors coming in from every direction to set up their canopies and unpacking to get ready for business. By ten o’clock over 55 vendors had set up alongside highway 16.
Inside the fire hall tables were set up so visitors could enjoy reading Cherokee history as well as watch a video of our past and current Veterans starting all the way back to the revolutionary war.
Many beautiful antique quilts were on display as well as historical pictures and documents about early pioneers that helped settle Cherokee and the surrounding area as San Saba and Llano counties were established.
Outside the cooks were firing up to fry fish, french fries, pinto beans, hamburgers, pork chops, sausage and other goodies. Many brought in tamales and other good foods to feed the hungry visitors. Sue Rhoades grocery store and cafe was jammed as she served her famous sandwiches on homemade buns or made nachos, pizza, and salads.
The town looked good with the dozen scarecrows sitting around the bales of hay, pumpkins and beautiful yellow mums. Many thanks to those who helped make our day possible. You know who you are and you may not think what you did was much but it was important even if you only picked up an empty bottle for the trash, or if you mowed the neighbor’s lawn because they were out of town with sick folks, or if you shook someone’s hand and gave them a welcome smile.
By dark the town was empty except for the scarecrows. The place was clean as a pin and that shows what kind of visitors we had. Thank you all for coming and we hope you will come again next year.