Saturday was a jammed packed day.
Trainham Ice, at the bank building, was station #6 for the Amazing Grace Race where five teams participated in challenges spanning the entire county. In Goree, their task was to melt ice until they filled a cup.
There were also teams pillaging around looking for the GPS locator in the ‘Underwood Building’ during the Geocaching Event.
Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world or in our situation, Knox County.
Did I mention the 5K run? Early that morning at the Knox City Country Club folks ran for the cause.
A morning tour was scheduled for the southern part of the county. An afternoon tour of the northern part of the county ensued after Fireman’s Luncheon (benefited county-wide fire stations) at Benjamin School. About 11:45 a.m., a nice air conditioned yellow dog arrived in Goree and fifteen or so filed off. Upon entering the bank building, the stories began…stories about:
-the olden days, i.e. theater, skating rink, three grocery stores, five gas stations, etc.
-how the clean-up began
-the move of the town and school to be by the RR
-first brick building in 1906, domino hall, jail, GMB and beginnings
-Goree School, dorm rooms w/showers, music camp, quilt show w/tour bus, cowboy ball
-Miller Creek and outdoor adventures
And to top off the evening, a blues concert at the Munday Park. Thanks to everyone who made this ‘staycation’ possible in our own backyard. Here’s to great beginnings. And Goree, Texas cannot wait till next year.