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Duane Stout serves stew from a cast iron pot to Peggy Heil during Overbrook’s Santa Fe Trail Days Saturday. Back, Walt Martin mans the bean pot, waiting for customers. Free stew and beans were offered to all, with donations accepted.

Adjutant general’s color guard visits SFT Days

Santa Fe Trail Days, at Overbrook Saturday, began with an opening ceremony by the Kansas National Guard Adjutant General’s Mounted Color Guard, which included Major Lisa Mullinax, Major Warner White, Senior Master Sergeant Rich Smith, Sergeant First Class Howard Williams, Sergeant Russ McCall, and Specialist Julie Brock.

The color guard was established in the summer of 2004 and is made up of volunteer members, full-time and traditional officers, enlisted, and retired members of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. The mission of the Adjutant General’s Mounted Color Guard and Cavalry Troop is to demonstrate horse soldier heritage and traditions of the Kansas National Guard. The troop participates in military and civic events that enhance recruiting, retention and good public relations by demonstrating the history and pageantry of the mounted Kansas National Guard Soldier.

Following the opening ceremony, children competed in games such a stick horse race, three-legged race, pancake fipping, milk bucket race, cow pie tossing and egg race.

Later, families competed in the fun show at the fairgrounds arena, which included the boot race, diaper race, scoop shovel race, flag race, ribbon race, pick-up race and mutton busting.

A dance featuring Mike and Brenda Schrimer finished the day’s fun at the High Noon Saloon.

Chili cook-off results

Santa Fe Trail Days chili cook-off drew several chili chefs eager to show their skill at cooking over an open fire.

Winning first place in the chili with beans category were Scott and Pam Robb. The local Cub Scout pack won second, and third place was won by Hot Tamalies, also known as the Fosters.

In the chili without beans category, David Newhouse won first place and also overall grand champion.

Everett Thompson and David Sowers won the People's Choice Award.
Scott Robb cooks up the first place winning
pot of chili with beans during Saturday’s
Santa Fe Trail Days, at Overbrook.