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Town Talk

Note from City Manager Lee Davila — “We’re shaking off the dust and bringing back a Friona Classic! This Maize Days, we will be reintroducing a high school class competition by launching the inaugural High School Class Bed Race! The Friona Chamber of Commerce has purchased 4 beds for each high school class to use in the competition. The race will take place at the conclusion of the parade.”

The Friona Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for their annual Maize Days Drawing. The prize this year is a UTV and Trailer. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any member of the fire department. The drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 14 in the city park.


The Friona Vocational Agriculture Association is holding a fundraiser to benefit the FFA programs and for a $10 donation you have four chances to win a ¼ beef donated by Ritchie Herring Farms. The drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 14th in the city park. For information call the Friona Wheat Growers at 250-3211.


American Legion Post #206 members are selling tickets for a chance to win a quilt made by Kathy Rector, a $100 gift card, or a Hoverboard. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 14th in the city park. Proceeds will help send students to Boys State and Girls State.


Welcome back!!! The Friona High School Class of 1999 is celebrating their 20 year class reunion September 13th and 14th. For more information please email Whitney (Ellis) Rodriguez at whitney_ellis@ymail.com.


This year’s Pink Out Game for Breast Cancer Awareness, sponsored by the Parmer County Cancer Coalition, will be Friday, October 18th versus Spearman. Shirt forms with payment may be sent to Parmer County Cancer Coalition, 906 Euclid, Friona, TX 79035. Ordering is also available at the Chamber office and on Facebook. See shirt order form and Assistance Application form on page 7.


National Days Calendar

September 12 — Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 — Uncle Sam Day

September 14 — Live Creative Day

September 15 — Felt Hat Day

September 16 — Play-Doh Day

September 17 — Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

September 18 — Cheeseburger Day