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Sesquicentennial
Hood County Turns 150!
Hood County was founded in 1866, so 2016 will be its sesquicentennial. Be ready for a year of fun as the whole county comes together to celebrate its 150th birthday!  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10:00 A.M. 
On the Square

A brief Opening Ceremony
Opening Prayer   Dr. Don Kelley 
Posting of Colors Colin Pieren, Jacob Rankin, Cody Reynolds and Isaiah Snodgrass
Pledge of Allegiance to American Flag - Warren Miller
Pledge of Allegiance to Texas Flag - Caden Cogdill
National Anthem - Michael Alexander

Opening Ceremony will conclude with A Poem Honoring Hood County,
written and presented by Cowboy Poet Steve Woods.


10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
On the Square
Games, Activities, Exhibits 

10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
In Lambert Park
Historic Light Plant, Children's Games

10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
On the Square
Music on the Stage

10:30 A.M. On the Stage
Fiddler Ridge Roberts


11:30 A.M. On the Stage
Ransom 180 Band

10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
In the Courthouse
U.S.P.S. Special Postal Cancellation: Hood County 150 Years, Historic Clothing Information Table, and a Display of Quilt Tops made by Local School Children for the Sesquicentennial.

12:00 Noon 
On the Square
First come first serve: Free BBQ in celebration of the Sesquicentennial!

12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
On Stage at the Square
Music, and a Nellie Robertson tribute by Lori Kaspar at 4:00 PM.

1:45 P.M. On Stage at the Square
Sesquicentennial Queen and King announced.

2:00 - 2:30 P.M. in the Gazebo on the Square
Celebrate Hood County's 150th Birthday with cake, cookies and cupcakes!

Games and Activities on the Square:

  • Checkers and Dominos
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Potato Sack Race
  • Cow Chip Toss - distance and accuracy
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Three Legged Race
  • Best Dressed Contest at the Texas Heroes table
  • Come and Take It Cannon Game at Texas Heroes table
  • Tie Dye Bandannas with the Granbury Arts Alliance
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness Displays by Constable Precinct 4 and the Community Emergency Response Team
  • Groundwater Cycle Display by the Upper Trinity Groundwater District
  • Veteran's PTSD information from Pecan Valley Centers
  • Master Gardener's of Hood County Information Table
  • A variety of Hood County History Books and Sesquicentennial T-Shirts will be available for purchase.  J.C. Campbell will be on hand to autograph his book of illustrations.
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Hiram Granbury Chapter will present Civil War information.

Activities in Lambert Park:

  • Historic Granbury Light Plant - watch the giant engines in action courtesy of the Granbury Flywheelers.
  • Hoop and Stick Rolling
  • Potato Sack Race
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Three Legged Race
  • Rag Doll Making
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Soap Carving
  • Stick Horse Races
  • Horseshoe Pitching


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