Hometown Pride Tour: Remembering the first Pioneer Reunion in Henrietta

Hometown Pride Tour: Remembering the first Pioneer Reunion in Henrietta

HENRIETTA, TX (KAUZ) - The Pioneer Reunion kicks off in Henrietta with the Cowboy Parade.

The Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

People with roots in Clay County return and they remember the first settlers.

Elizabeth Kessler was at the first Pioneer Reunion on August 19, 1932.

"My family had a big picnic out at Bluegrove which is south of here one year and that was the beginning of Pioneer Reunion because several people came back because they were invited," Kessler said.

The next year it was organized and moved to Henrietta.

This is the 87th annual Pioneer Reunion. Kessler has never missed one.

The float parade is Friday at 10 a.m.

Saturday is packed with a day full of events ending with the dance at 9 p.m.

The Clay County Jail Museum is featuring Jack Stevens sculptures only during Pioneer Reunion.

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