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Maize Days just around the corner

Fall is in the air and harvest is underway so it must be Maize Days celebration time. The 59th Annual Maize Day Celebration will get off to a grand start on Saturday, September 12 with the crowning of a new Miss Friona and Little Miss Friona. The pageants will begin at 6 p.m. at the Friona High School Auditorium. Darrel Ray will be the emcee for the pageant.

Fourteen young ladies are entered the Miss Friona pageant. The girls and their sponsors are: Claudia Alexander, Bi-Wize Pharmacy; Natalie Avilez, Daniel Caywood Trucking; Hillary Bermea, Bermea Construction; Courtney Bunker, Bunker Trucking; Jocelynn (JoJo) Chacon, Kendrick Oil; Kim DeWit, Blue Sky Farms; Aspen Fleming, Friona Evening Lions; Sydney Frye, Ivy Cottage; Chelsie Elizabeth Gomez, Friona Interbank; Brooklynne Johnston, Kathryn Gurley-Attorney at Law; Sierra Mendoza, Creative Chaos Boutique; Leticia Parra, Hi-Pro Feeds; Gabby Rodriguez, Friona Banking Center; Lorena Soto, Zumba with Esme; and Taylor Stallings, Chieftain Sports and Fitness.

The current Miss Friona, Kendall Barnett, will be on hand to crown the new Miss Friona.

At press time the chamber was still accepting entries to the Little Miss pageant.

Friona Christian Ministries will sponsor “The Gospel Gathering” on Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m. at the Friona High School Auditorium.

The Chiefs will host the Idalou Wildcats on Friday, September 18 for Homecoming 2015. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Chieftain Field.

Early Saturday morning, September 19, the Dixon 6 & 2 Mile Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Friona Community Center. This is the second year for the new course and sponsor Ben Kirton. For more information on the event contact Kirton at (806) 250-2240.

The Chamber is asking all vets in the area to be the Grand Marshalls for the parade. Contact the Chamber if you are interested and for more information.

The theme of the parade is “Friona Feeds the World”. Lining up for the parade will start at 9 a.m. on Euclid Street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Ribbons for first, second and third will be awarded for the best themed float. If you are interested in having a float or participating in the parade contact the chamber office at (806) 250-3491.

Vendors and exhibitors will be at the Friona City Park. Booths are available for $30 and $60. The deadline for a booth is Friday, September 11 at 3 p.m. Forms are available at the chamber office at 621 Main or online at

The Pioneer Museum will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for tours and for a tea honoring ex-Friona students.

The week full of events will end with the All-School Reunion held at the Friona Community Center at 6 p.m. The deadline for tickets to the reunion is Thursday, September 10. Please send $15 per person to Marca Herring, c/o Friona InterBank, P.O. Box 549, Friona, TX 79035. Please make checks payable to Friona Ex-Student Association.