Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Buckholts Cotton Festival & BBQ Cookoff 2018

The 31st annual Buckholts Cotton Festival and BBQ Cookoff is in the history books. Despite August temperatures in June, people came from far and wide to participate in the activities or just hang around for the parade and the music.

Big hats were the order of the day to fight the sun and heat.
The annual parade kicked off under the command of Master of Ceremonies Richard Crowe. A large crowd lined Main St. to watch floats, hot rods, antique cars and scramble for candy.

Buckholts High School's newly formed National Honor Society students on their float.
The Buckholts Lions Club offered breakfast tacos and ice cream and other street vendors offered food, refreshments, plants and other wares.

What could go better together than a new T-shirt and an air freshener in sweltering heat. 
While friends and family indulged in good food and goods, the competition cooks were hard at work.

Displaying his 1st place plaque in the rib category from the 11th Cotton Festival Cook-off, a former champion returns to Buckholts after a long hiatus.

Aside from many chefs dreams of beating John Anderle and visiting with new and old friends, there were activities such as a cake walk, ring toss, and sports competitions in washers, horse shoes, volleyball and softball.

Something tells me this guy was not referring to a turkey leg when he yelled, "Eat this!".
If you have a cook-off, you have to have judges. And the Quad City-CTBA sanctioned event brought in local judges and judges from afar.

Jane Ann Temple drove all the way from San Antonio to be a judge in the rib category.
Despite the fact they could have grilled their entrees on the sidewalk or the pavement, all the competition cooks deferred to their pits and wood fires. And, pit cooking paid off, literally, for many of the chefs.

The Overall Grand Champion Team of the CTBA Quad City sanctioned BBQ Cook-off
 at the 31st Buckholts Cotton Festival was “2 Old Farts & A Hog”. (L-R) Jerry Kopriba,
Justin Shirley, Festival Ramrod Patsy Gaines, and Tim Gresham.

 Buckholts Cotton Festival  here  > > >  Buckholts Cotton Festival 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Opening Night at the Cotton Festival 2018

The Buckholts 2018 Cotton Festival and Quad City - CTBA BBQ Cook-off kicked off the night of June 1st in the downtown section of Buckholts.

Festival favorite Michael Carubelli returned for his second year and entertained
the crowd with an acoustic set . . .

. . . while competition cooks cooled off while keeping their entrees hot.

Opening night photos  > > >  Cotton Festival 2018 Opening Night

Buckholts High School Graduation 2018

In field ceremony Friday, June 1st, Buckholts High School graduated 13 Seniors.

(L-R) Cooper Meinardus, David Rodriguez, Jacob Hernandez, Kris Munoz,Chelsea Eaton, Aaron Melendez, Christopher Salomon, Sara Cox, Hector Campos, Adriana Abila, Desiree Cazares, Abel Owens and Jeffrey Arledge-Ruiz.

Salutatorian Abel Owens and Valedictorian Sara Cox of the Class of 2018 

Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, David Meinardus presents his son, Cooper Meinardus,
with his High School diploma.
Seniors awarded certificates of appreciation and several received scholarships.

Go here for all the images  > > >  BHS Graduation 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

School Supporters Honored

Buckholts ISD honored community supporters at a luncheon Friday, June 1, 2018.

Janice Bridges and Linda Arnold were honored for their many years of service to Buckholts ISD.

All the honoree images here  > > >  BISD Community Awards 2018