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
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.