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Welcome to the 45th annual Frontier Day Welcome to the 45th Annual Alvin Rotary Club Frontier Days! On behalf of the Alvin Rotary Club, we would like to welcome everyone to our 45th annual Frontier Day celebration! We have a wonderful festival scheduled this year which should provide loads of fun for the entire family. Starting with our carnival all the way through our arts and craft booths and car and bike show, Frontier Day truly has something for everyone. Our festival stretches over three days from Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27. We will have a wonderful tradition coming back this year on Friday night the 26th as we will be hosting an old-fashioned Barn Dance. This will be taking place at Scopel Square, which is across the street from Stanton’s grocery store and the carnival. The event is free to the public. It will go from 6-10 p.m. with live music all night. American Idol contestant Colby Swift will be
playing from 6-7:30 and The Dave Ross band will be playing from 8-10 p.m. You will have a chance to hear great country music in a wonderful setting. Food can be purchased from Corey’s Kitchen as well as sodas and beer. Bring the kiddos, send them to the carnival and enjoy a wonderful night of dancing and fellowship. The grandstand during the annual Frontier Day parade, which starts at 9 a.m., will be set up in front of city hall for judging, and afterwards while you stroll down Sealy Street you can enjoy live music, arts and craft booths, kid’s games and delicious food. Come back to the grandstand for the awards from the parade at 11:30 a.m. The lucky winner of your choice of three fully loaded vehicles will be announced between 3 and 4 p.m. This year we are continuing our ever-popular downtown street location for our hundreds of arts and craft booths. Booths will be lined down Sealy Street all the way to the carnival at Hill
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Frontier Day to celebrate Alvin’s heritage for 45th time By David Rupkalvis Publisher Alvin’s oldest and one of its most popular festivals will be returning in a few weeks when Frontier Day kicks off for the 45th time. Hosted by the Alvin Rotary Club, Frontier Day celebrates
Alvin’s heritage with a weekend of activities, games, music, a parade and much more. Frontier Day will kick off Thursday, April 25, and run through Saturday, April 27, with activities at National Oak Park and throughout downtown Alvin. After dropping out at the last minute in 2018, the always-
popular carnival is expected to return this year. Housed at the Stanton’s parking lot, the carnival will open Thursday and run throughout the weekend. There will be all-ride passes available throughout Frontier Day. “The carnival is back,” said Scott Helpenstill, the president of See FRONTIER, page 5
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FRONTIER Continued from page 4 the Alvin Rotary Club. “It’s Mighty Thomas Carnivals out of Austin. They’re bringing bumper cars, they’re bringing the Sky Tower to town, which is 100 feet tall.” Helpenstill said wristbands for the carnival can be pre-purchased
on the Mighty Thomas Carnivals website. On Friday night, there will be something new for Frontier Day. The Rotary Club is partnering with Scopel Kitchen for a barn dance. Food and beer will be available as Colby Swift, an
American Idol contestant, plays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the David Ross Band plays from 8 to 10 p.m. The highlight of the weekend is Saturday, beginning with the annual Frontier Day Parade at 9 a.m. which will wind its way through downtown Alvin. Once the parade is over, the carnival will kick off with many other activities. Along Sealy Street from City Hall to Gordon Street, a variety of vendors selling items such as arts and crafts, clothing, gifts and a variety of food will be set up. At the park, the yearly car show will get underway with dozens of historic cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. The car show will run all day Saturday, with judges picking winners in a variety of categories. Another crowd favorite, the Alvin Rotary Club Gunfighters, will perform their popular “Shootout” twice on Frontier Day, roughly around 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce. Another annual highlight is the Club 100 drawing, where the
overall winner can claim a new vehicle from Ron Carter Autoland. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased from any Rotary Club member. The winner can choose from a GMC Canyon SLE Crew Cab pickup, a Ford Mustang GT or a Dodge RAM 1500. There will also be five gift cards awarded in the Club 100 drawings Saturday. While Frontier Day is a fun community event for most Alvinites, it is a much more serious affair for Rotarians. For decades, the money raised through Frontier Day has been used to benefit Alvinites and nonprofit organizations that serve the community.
Through the years, the Alvin Rotary Club has donated more than $1 million to graduating students and agencies in the communities. Some of those include the Alvin Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, YMCA, Brazoria County Fair and many Alvin ISD events. With the clock winding down until Frontier Day kicks off, Helpenstill said he and the community are ready for some fun. “It’s been around so long people really look forward to it,” he said. “Before I was in the club, I would go down to it. It’s a good, fun event.”
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Fun for the whole family At Frontier Day, there is something for every member of the family. While live music is playing at National Oak Park and vendors are selling a variety of wares near City Hall, there is plenty for the children to do as well. (Photo by David Rupkalvis)
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Frontier Day carnival to return with new rides in 2019 From rides that make you scream to winning a stuffed animal, there is just something special about going to the carnival. Every year, the Alvin Rotary Club brings the carnival to the city and makes it a part of Frontier Day. Because it is so much fun to enjoy the rides and some delicious cotton candy or a hot dog, it has become a highly-anticipated event. For a single charge per person, enjoy all you can ride for half a day. After the parade on Saturday, the carnival will become a part of the festivities. It will be set up on the parking lot across from Stanton’s Shopping Center for your enjoyment. Don’t miss the carnival as Alvin and the Rotary Club celebrate Frontier Day.
After a one-year hiatus, the Frontier Day Carnival will return in 2019. The Mighty Thomas Carnival will bring a variety of rides as well as games. A wristband for $22 will allow for unlimited rides each day. (File photo)
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There is still time to join the Frontier Day Parade The Alvin Rotary Club is preparing to celebrate a big event on Saturday, April 27. Frontier
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be the highlight event of the celebrations. The Rotary Club’s annual Frontier Day is a tribute to Alvin area citizens with a parade beginning at 9 a.m. The Alvin Rotary Club invites you to participate in the parade and would be honored if you accept the invitation. In order to defray the expenses for the parade, Rotary is asking for a $20 fee per entry (per auto). Please return the entry card as soon as possible to Germania
Farm Insurance, Andrea BurrMays, (Gordon at Adoue) along with your fee, no later than the Friday before Frontier Day so they can prepare a place for you in the parade. Last year, there were over 200 entries in the parade, and it appears there will be even more this year. An estimated 20,000 people watched last year’s parade, and this year’s crowd is expected to be even greater. Frontier Day is a tradition in Alvin, and it is good
family-style entertainment enjoyed by visitors from surrounding communities. Therefore, Rotarians ask you to please refrain from using water balloons or water guns in any fashion. The parade line up begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday at the north side of the Alvin High School football stadium parking lot. There will be Rotarians to give you a numbered place card and direct you to your spot in the parade.
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Frontier Day Parade judging guidelines Guidelines for judging will be beauty, originality, preparation and participation. The categories of entry are as follows: 1. Floats (highly decorated, elaborate) 2. Commercial (equipment, trucks, etc.) 3. Horses or Mules (riders, vehicles drawn by) 4. Novelty Entry (Comic, Cute, unusual, etc.) 5. Other (Marching groups, clowns, etc.) Announcement of winners and the following trophy presentations will take place at approximately 2 p.m. the afternoon of Frontier Day. 1. Grand Prize - Best Overall 2. President’s Trophy - Best Float 3. Governor’s Trophy - Best Commercial Entry 4. Mayor’s Trophy - Best horseperson, group of horsemen or horse or muledrawn vehicle 5. Marshal’s Trophy - Most Novel Entry 6. Best Car in Parade
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Alvin’s first Frontier Day held in 1953 By Marie Brannon Alvin Historical Museum
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See for yourself at the Alvin Historical Museum For an in-depth look at this first Frontier Day, visit the Alvin Historical Museum (300 W. Sealy) during the Frontier Day celebration (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to see our display in the lobby. There will be a photo opportunity for children who want to try on some western duds, dozens of pictures and objects related to this story from our archives and a chance to help identify some of the people in the vintage photos. lined up along Sealy Street. Downtown store windows were decked out with various western and frontier themes. Mayor Tony Pugh had made his proclamation, and the hoosegow (jail) was ready to receive inmates. Promptly at 8 a.m., “deputies” began rounding up and “arresting” anybody who had failed to dress up in old-time Western attire. The judge (Bart DeWitt) was at his table waiting to fine the offenders. Meanwhile, the beard-growers were gathering at the corner of Hardie and Sealy to compare the
results of nine weeks of emerging sartorial splendor. Prizes were awarded for the longest beard, the scraggliest one and finally The Most Perfect Beard. Soon, more than 1,000 delegates of the National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives arrived in town at the invitation of dairyman H.C. Finger. They were just in time for the beginning of the parade, which started at the hospital on Gordon Street, went down to Adoue and out to the See FIRST, page 13
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FIRST Continued from page 12 school before passing through downtown on its way back to House Street for the ending. Two prizes were given for floats in the parade; one for the Most Original and one for the Most Western float. After the parade, lunch was served — barbecue for everybody in town. The visiting dairymen had theirs out at the American Legion Rodeo Grounds on Tovrea Street. Meanwhile, everybody else bought a ticket for $1.25 and feasted
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Manvel Wayne Huser Memorial Rotary Scholarship - Monica Trejo-Silva, Alvin Thomas Blakeney Memorial Rotary Scholarship - Rodrigo Moreno, Alvin Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Vela Memorial Rotary Scholarship Melissa Kelso, Alvin 2005 Alvin Rotary Club ACC Endowed Scholarships - Alyssa Evans, Alvin Alvin Rotary Club ACC Endowed Scholarships - Megan Smith, Alvin Alvin Rotary Club ACC Endowed Scholarships - Kacy Rieves, Alvin Alvin Rotary Club ACC Endowed Scholarships - Carlos Garcia-Diego, Pearland Neal Nelson ACC Rotary Scholarship - Heather Guthrie, Alvin Bill Walsh Engineering Rotary Scholarship - Margarita Viveros, Alvin Wayne Huser Memorial Rotary Scholarship - Nydia Trevino, Alvin Thomas Blakeney Memorial Rotary Scholarship - Corey Pauley, Manvel Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Vela
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this former epidemic into just isolated areas in four countries. The Alvin Rotary Club continues to fund this worthwhile project until its conclusion. National Oak Park. In the 1990s Alvin Rotary Club built a Performance Stage at National Oak Park and provides lighting and electricity throughout the park and on the National Oak Tree. In the 2000s, the club built the Rotary Pavilion and continued with additional park upgrades, including partial funding for the adjoining Tom Blakeney Hike and Bike Trail. Alvin Food Pantry. An ongoing community project, the Rotary Club has provided food and funding to the Alvin Food Pantry. As needed, the Rotary Club has provided new commercial freezers, enabling the Food Pantry to serve more people in need. Brazoria County Fair and 2nd Chance Auction. The Rotary Club of Alvin has historically supported the various youth livestock programs, including the Brazoria County Fair and 2nd Chance Auction. From the winning auctions, the Alvin Rotary Club processes the meat and donates it to the Alvin Food Pantry. Alvin Rotary Park. Under the guidance of the Alvin Rotary Foundation, Alvin Rotary Park is a beautiful 12-acre park on 6808
County Road 172, with large recreational areas and a large 6,600-square-foot air-conditioned hall. The mission of the Park Foundation is to make a safe, beautiful environment for nonprofit youth and adult groups and individuals to use at minimal cost. Drug Prevention Essay Contest. Since the 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club has sponsored a Drug Prevention Essay Contest. During National Red-Ribbon Week, eighth grade AISD students openly discuss and write essays pertaining to drugs and alcohol in their community and offer solutions. The Rotary Club of Alvin recognizes these student scholars with a televised awards banquet. Alvin Interact. The most dynamic organization on the Alvin High School campus is the Alvin Interact Club, a youth organization that parallels its charter after the Alvin Rotary Club. The Alvin Interact works closely with the Alvin Rotary Club, providing youth and energy to many of our projects. The Alvin Interact is the sponsor of the annual Par For Polio Golf Tournament, with its proceeds going to the cure of polio. Manvel Interact. In 2013, the Rotary Club of Alvin sponsored the creation of the Manvel Interact Club.
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YMCA. In the 2000s, the Alvin Rotary Club committed to a multiyear pledge for capital for the creation of the Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA. The Alvin Rotary Club has also participated in the YMCA partners campaign, ensuring that everyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay, can participate in the YMCA. Nolan Ryan Center. In the 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club provided funding to upgrade the amenities in the banquet room at the Nolan Ryan Center. The banquet room bears the name of the Alvin Rotary Club in recognition of its contribution. Alvin Rotary Field. In conjunction with the Alvin Lions Club, the Alvin Rotary Club contributed to the creation of Lion’s Park, a multi-purpose athletic field across from Alvin High School. In appreciation of the financial commitment, the Alvin Lions Club named a baseball field the Alvin Rotary Field. The DARE Program. The DARE Program served as a threeyear project to educate and provide elementary school children with the knowledge and life skills to avoid drugs and alcohol abuse. The Rotary Club of Alvin funded this nationally recognized program in the 1980s throughout AISD.
Members of the Alvin Rotary Club hold some of the food they purchased and donated to feed hungry families in the Alvin area. (Courtesy photo)
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Crime Prevention Vans. Through the 1980s and 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club has purchased two specially equipped crime prevention vans for the Alvin Police Department. The concept of crime prevention vans ultimately evolved into Strategic Weapons and Tactical units. Alvin Community Health Endeavor. In the 1990s, the Rotary Club of Alvin provided a Health Endeavor, which was matched by the Houston Endowment, enabling the construction and expansion of the facility to greater serve the Alvin community. Alvin Community College Performance Center. In the 2000s, the Alvin Rotary Club provided matching funds to the Alvin Community College Foundation to create a small venue entertainment facility that serves as a teaching laboratory for Alvin Community College students in the broadcast departments. Shots Across Texas. During the 1980s and 1990s, the Alvin Rotary
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Club organized a massive effort to provide free immunizations to children prior to attending the start of school. The Alvin Rotary Club provided the publicity and resources, while Brazoria County nurses administered the vaccinations. Balloons and a petting zoo comforted the children while they awaited their shots. International Projects. As a member of Rotary International, the Alvin Rotary Club has partnered with other Rotary Clubs and non-profits to render aid around the world. Rotarians have had a hands-on approach to providing medical treatment at the Guerrero Eye Clinic in Mexico, aiding in hurricane relief efforts in Nicaragua, rebuilding homes in earthquake-damaged Haiti, restoring water wells in the Philippines, and tsunami relief in the South Pacific. The Rotary Club of Alvin has also provided wheelchairs for the elderly and a literacy textbook drive for South Africa school children. Group Studies, Youth and Friendship Exchange. Members of the Alvin Rotary Club have hosted young professionals in international education programs from Germany and the Philippines. The Alvin Rotary has sponsored local students to serve as outbound ambassadors to Sweden and Argentina and has hosted international students from Russia and Poland. Our club members
have also participated in Friendship exchanges with other Rotarians from England. Scholarships. The Alvin Rotary Club has a long history of providing scholarships to AISD students. Currently, the Alvin Rotary Club provides 10 scholarships at $1,000 each: • Neal Nelson Scholarship • Elmer Deszo Scholarship • Clyde Shepherd Scholarship • Beryl Cline Scholarship • Bill Walsh Engineering Scholarship • Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Vela Scholarship • Tom Blakeney Scholarship • Alvin Interact Scholarship • Alvin Rotary Endowed Scholarship • Alvin Rotary Perfect Attendance Scholarship Community Service Through its 60-year history, the Rotary Club of Alvin has proudly supported many of our local and finest non-profit volunteer organizations. We salute their value to our community, and we are honored to have shared our fundraising efforts with them. Youth Services • AISD Academic Decathlon Team • AISD Academic Excellence Banquet • AISD Choir • AISD Education Foundation • AISD Education of the Mind • Alvin Girls Softball • Alvin Little League
• Alvin Youth Soccer Association • Alvin Youth Baseball • Alvin Aquatic Club • Alvin Youth Livestock Arena Association • All Little Things Count • Boy Scouts • Boys State • Girl Scouts • Girls State • YMCA Environmental Human Resources • ACC Community Garden Project • ACC Theatre • ACC Upward Bound Program • Alvin Beautification • Alvin Community Thanksgiving • Alvin Food Pantry • Alvin Library League • Alvin Museum Society • Alvin-Manvel Ministerial Alliance • American Cancer Society Cancer Walk • BACH • Christmas of Old • Hurricane Ike Community Relief • Horses for Kids at Risk • Literacy Programs • NAMI Gulf Coast • Safe-T Counseling • Special Olympics • Tree Planting Projects
• Trick Or Treat Trail • Veterans of Foreign Wars • Women’s Center of Brazoria County • Wounded Veterans Program Safety • Alvin Police Officers Association • Alvin Volunteer EMS • Alvin Volunteer Fire Department • AISD Police Department • Crime Stoppers • Liverpool Fire Department • Manvel EMS • Manvel Fire Department • Manvel Police Department • Operation Child Find
Senior Citizens • Action-S • Alvin Meals on Wheels • Are You OK? • Flu Shot Program • Memorial Gardens Luncheon Student Assistance Programs • Career Day • Close-Up Program • Financial Aid Seminars • HOSA-Future Health Professionals • Junior Achievement • Project Graduation • Student Scholarships For more information about the Rotary Club of Alvin, visit www.alvinrotary.org.
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Interact Club brings spirit of Rotary to local students Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12-18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and selfsupporting. Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or
more schools in the same community. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of: • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity • Demonstrating helpfulness
and respect for others • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work • Advancing international
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Rotary International — giving back since 1905 The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on February 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Rotary’s popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later. As Rotary grew, its mission ex-
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panded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self. By 1925, Rotary had grown to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members. The organization’s distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks – among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius.
The Four-Way Test In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The Four-Way Test is recited at the start of every Rotary Club meeting.
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Antique car, bike show on tap The Antique, Classic & Collectible Car and Bike Show will be running concurrent with other Frontier Day activities in National Oak Park. Food and drink booths will be set up in the Car Show area. All vehicles entered will get a souvenir T-shirt and the first 100 cars will receive a commemorative dash plaque. Frontier Day has
many different classes and over 100 trophies to award. In addition to 100 Class Winner trophies, there will be Mayor’s Choice, President’s Choice, Marshal’s Choice, Best Bike and Best Car of Show trophies awarded. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and all cars and bikes must be registered by noon. Judging begins at noon and trophies will be
awarded at 3 p.m. Vehicles entered in the Car & Bike Show are eligible to enter the Frontier Day Parade at no additional charge.
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2018 Rotary Drug Awareness Essay Contest winners The winners of the 2018 Rotary Drug Awareness Essay Contest are: Honorable Mention Cornelius Banks, II Manvel Junior High $50 Visa gift card Teacher – Ty Cooper Jadon Perkins Harby Junior High $50 Visa gift card Teacher – Irma Garcia Third Place Mateo Gallegos Fairview Junior High $100 Visa gift card
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Fighting drug use since 1994 Since 1994, the Alvin Rotary Club has sponsored a Drug Awareness Essay Contest geared to the education of eighth grade students about the dangers of drug abuse. Students write interpretive essays about how drugs affect themselves, their family, their friends, their community or their country. Eighth grade English teachers select one student essay from each class for further judging by the Alvin Rotary Club. Classroom winners and their families are invited to an appreciation banquet hosted by the Alvin Rotary Club.
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Win a new car or truck As part of Frontier Day, the Alvin Rotary Club is hosting its annual Club 100 raffle with the grand prize being one of three new vehicles from Ron Carter Autoland. The winner is the last name drawn from the raffle. That person will get a choice of a 2019 GMC Canyon SLE Crew Cab in Onyx black, a 2019 Ford Mustang GT in Kona Blue metallic, or a 2019 RAM 1500 in bright silver metallic. There will also be other prizes awarded. Tickets cost $100 and a maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. To purchase a ticket, look for any Alvin Rotary Club member.
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2018 Club 100 prize winners Ticket Sponsor Prize Winner 1 HEB $500 Andy Drennan 100 Joe’s BBQ $100 Mahlon Demaret 200 Olive Garden $100 Phyllis Wallace 300 Joe’s BBQ $100 Karen Wiehoff 400 Olive Garden $100 Diana Cates 500 Stanton’s $250 Dorothy Geiger 600 Joe’s BBQ $100 Boudreau Family 700 Stanton’s $250 Alvin Farrier Supply 800 Joe’s BBQ $100 Greg Geelan Next to Last -Home Depot -$500 Andy Drennan Last ticket -Ron Carter Car/Truck Kathie Goode
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The Alvin Rotary Club would like to Thank the following sponsors as well as the many local citizens who bought tickets in the Club 100 raffle for making this a very successful Frontier Day Celebration. All proceeds from the Frontier Day will be given back to the Local and International community throughout the year.
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The annual Frontier Day Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, bringing up to 200 entries representing all facets of the community. In 2018, Relay for Life had the top entry as it won the grand prize from the judges. Below, Alvin Community College brought another strong entry to the parade. (Photos by David Rupkalvis)
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Vendor Fair During Frontier Day, a vendor fair will be held in front of City Hall down to Gordon Street. More than 100 vendors selling a variety of wares as well as arts and crafts will be set up to showcase their items to those attending the celebration. Clothing, food, jewelry, knives and much more will be available. (Photo by David Rupkalvis)
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Fun for all ages Whether you’re a child wanting to have a few hours of fun or someone older wanting to check out antique cars, there is something for everyone during Frontier Day. (Photos by David Rupkalvis)
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Something for everyone During the vendor fair at Frontier Day, there will be more than 100 vendors set up selling many different items. (Photos by David Rupkalvis)
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