“The wagons are coming. The wagons are coming.”
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The call will once again go out to the hundreds of eagerly awaiting spectators along Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines on Friday, June 6 as the 2014 Highway 50 Association Wagon Train rolls down off Highway 50 and rounds the corner onto the historic path used in yesteryear by wagon trains and the Pony Express riders.
This year, the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines will be joined by many of the community’s other organizations in the planning, delivery and follow-up of the annual event. As the first community to greet the wagons with a full-blown welcoming “Howdy do” residents, businesses, organizations and visitors all get the first toast to the wagons and their teams.
This year’s theme is “Picnic On The Prairie.”
Included in the day’s festivities from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. are the flapjack breakfast at the fire house, gold panning, square dancing and line dancing, cowboy poetry, kid’s games and prizes, and historical information about the 1850s in this area.
Vendors will be on hand to further tantalize historians, Wild West lovers and equestrian enthusiasts. The committee is hoping to have pony rides and other interactive activities for both kids and adults during the festivities.
It’s all happening on Friday, June 6 starting at 8 a.m. with the arrival of the Wagon Train, dependent upon the horses, in the CVS parking lot.
For more information call Maureen Julian at 530-419-3957.