There’s a familiar lineup in store for those attending Mustang Days 2013 as the annual celebration kicks off in Lovell June 25.
The celebration has returned to its familiar “last week in June” schedule to the theme “A Cowboy’s Dream” featuring western-related activities, Mustang Committee member Linda Mangus said.
Ticket sales begin Monday, June 24, with Mustang Follies tickets on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce office, 287 E. Main. Family Fun Night tickets are also on sale at the same location from noon to 6 p.m.
Ticket sales continue Tuesday (9-7 Follies, noon-6 Family Fun Night), Wednesday (9-8 and noon-6) and Thursday (Follies 9-8).
The Pindroppers Quilt Club will not hold their annual show and contest at the National Guard Armory but will host a quilt display in honor of the late Carrol Allred at Mayes Fabric Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Carrol’s quilts. The display will include a quilt raffle.
Mustang Days events will begin Tuesday, June 25, with a free concert featuring country and western singer and songwriter Hub Whitt of Sheridan.
Mangus said the Mustang Committee had initially cancelled the free concert this season due to low attendance the last two years, when fewer than 100 people attended, but since Whitt couldn’t come last year after a horse riding accident (with Bret Savage and the Rewinders filling in on short notice) the committee decided to give the concert one more try, moving it from Monday night to Tuesday night.
The concert will be held outdoors this year on the grass beside the community center west of town, weather permitting. It will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.
The annual Artist Market and Show will begin Wednesday, June 26, running from 1-9 p.m. at the Lovell Recreation Building, 143 E. Main. There will be a painting party from 1 to 4 p.m. at no charge, and artists are encouraged to bring a project to work on. Call Gladys McNeil at 548-7600 for more information.
The Artist Market and Show will continue Thursday and Friday, featuring a workshop with artist Denney NeVille of Byron at 1 p.m. each day: grades 6-8 Thursday and high school and adult on Friday.
The annual Mustang Follies will take the stage at the Hyart Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, starting with the Dollies of the Follies and the Mustang Band in front of the theater at 7:15, with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Like the overall celebration, the Follies will have a western theme this year, Mangus said.
The annual classic car show will also be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nevada Ave. just south of Main.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the celebration:
Friday, June 28
Mustang Breakfast, Lovell Firehall, 6-10 a.m.
Carrol Allred Memorial Quilt Display, Mayes Fabric, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artist Market and Show, Lovell Recreation Building, 1-9 p.m.
Artist Workshop with Denney NeVille, Lovell Recreation Building, 1-4 p.m.
Family Fun Night, Constitution Park, 5-8 p.m.
Rodeo Calcutta, Diamond J Bar, 8 p.m.
Street Dance and Ice Cream Social with the Cowley Boys, Minchow’s Food Court parking lot, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Mustang Breakfast, Lovell Firehall, 6-9 a.m.
Ralph Robertson Memorial Fun Run, line up at Lovell Cemetery, registration 6 a.m., run at 7 a.m. Contact Joe Koritnik.
Kiddie Parade, line up at Hyart parking lot, 10 a.m., begins at 10:30.
Rose Parade, line up at Lovell High School parking lot, parade starts at 11 a.m. Contact Theresa Chambers.
Mustang Barbecue, Big Horn Federal Savings Bank parking lot, 11 a.m.
Carrol Allred Memorial Quilt Display, Mayes Fabric, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Queen Bee Gardens free tasting, 262 E. Main, 12-2 p.m.
Co-ed volleyball tournament, Constitution Park, 12:30 p.m. Contact Rhonda Savage.
Mustang Days Golf Tournament, Foster Gulch, 1 p.m.
Mustang Days Rodeo, Lovell Rodeo Grounds, 3 p.m.
Fireworks Show, Horseshoe Bend, Dusk.
For more information, contact event leaders or any member of the Mustang Committee: Linda Mangus, Keela Mangus, Sandy Bush, Nicole Hendershot and Mike Jones.
By David Peck