Back by popular demand in 2014, KR Wood aka: Camp Cookieville will be appearing aagain at the Early Pioneer Days, cooking up a little grub, spinning tall tales and doing a little pickin’ and grinnin’. Whatever you do- don’t ask him why he never cooks more than 239 beans at one time.
KR Wood at the Early Pioneer Days Festival in 2013
Hood Dendy will be back again this year doing yarn spinning demos. He was a favorite last year and a must see for this year. He uses raw hair from animals such as sheep, alpaca, etc. to spin into yarn. He loves telling stories and teaching while doing the demos. He will be doing demos throughout the day during Pioneer Days and said if anyone has raw hair they would like spun into yarn to bring it on the 18th.
A $500 scholarship will be given to an Early High School Senior in correlation with the upcoming pioneer days. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must write a 1200-1500 word essay using the following theme: My Texas Heritage.
The winner will need to attend the Early Chamber of Commerce Banquet on October 14th and read his/her essay. The deadline for turning in scholarships is October 3rd to the High School Counselor, Mrs. Bearden
K.R. Wood aka Camp Cookieville back by Popular Demand!
K.R. brings history to life through his performances and his authentic Chuck Wagon. His unique historical and hysterical performances by Camp Cookie encourage his audience to sing & dance along while learning the wonderful history of the Lone Star State! Stories of Texas are told through song and narration, from the events of the Texas Revolution to the cowboy’s life on the cattle trails. Stories are incorporated that tell of our Tejano and African American heroes and the ‘Fathers of Texas’ such as Davy Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, just to name a few, as well as the contributions of the women and children. Through these stories, the focus is on instilling good values in our youth and teaching them of the sacrifices that helped make Texas what it is today. He has been honored to be a part of the Education in Action Historical Educational Program for over 10 years.
Through music, stories and song, K.R.’s passion for Texas history and traditional country music continues to contribute to our great Texas heritage
It is official, the Early Chamber of Commerce announced the headliner for the Early Pioneer Days 2014 Concert and Dance. Jodie Armstrong, chair over entertainment for the event said, “We are happy to announce our headliner, Charlie Robison. We think he’s going to be a great fit for Pioneer Days.” Charlie Robison grew up in the small scenic town of Bandera in the Texas Hill country — known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World” — where his family has ranched the land for eight generations. Music wasn’t just a staple around the Robison household; from even before he could walk, Charlie would spend Saturday nights with his parents at The Cabaret, the local C&W dancehall in downtown Bandera. Continue reading
Early Pioneer Day Festival’s second annual kick-off will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1st at 104 E. Industrial Dr., Early. For fun and free tickets there will be a context for cowpokes and cowgirls. Yes, the best dressed, scruffiest, roughest looking cowboy “Mr. Early Brute” and the best dressed in 1800’s attire “Miss Early Darlin” will win free concert tickets!
Early Pioneers will unveil the headliner for the Saturday night “Dance in the Barnyard”! Drop in for refreshments, photo ops and ‘hot of the press’ news. See ya’ll there!