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2023 Founders Day Festival was fun for all ages

HOWE ENTERPRISE – The turnout for Howe’s 37th Annual Founders Day Festival was outstanding. The weather was near perfect, the music was good, the beer was cold, and the kids had a blast. It was downtown Americana at its finest.
The Howe Area Chamber of Commerce booked over 70 vendors for this year’s event which lasted from 4 pm to around 7:30 pm. It was cut a little short due to impending bad weather moving in. Kids enjoyed a pirate ship ride for the first time. It was sponsored by Guns N More and was a big hit with the youngsters. Howe Family Dentistry sponsored a dunk tank which saw a multitude of varsity athletes take shifts on being dunked throughout the day. The HHS Cheerleaders volunteered their time taking tickets for each of those events. Tomlin Investments sponsored the trackless train that ran throughout the day in the old Interurban Alleyway.
Don’s Smokehouse sponsored the 2nd Annual Hot Dot Eating Contest which saw 15 contestants. Ben Zorawowicz was the winner with Dr. John Sunnucks taking second and Terry Ulmer finishing third.
Don’s Smokehouse also provided sausage-on-a-stick and turkey legs that were a big sellers for the chamber of commerce.
Tomlin Investments and 903 Brewers were the main sponsors. The local craft brewery provided two of its products for purchase at the event.
Howe Chamber President Monte Walker wants to thank all the tireless work from board members Jared Coffey, Brandon McKinney, Tom Defrange, Brandon Grooms, Lacey Tucker, Sergio Garcia, and Susan Garcia. Also, a big thank you goes to the sponsors of the event which include in addition to 903 Brewers and Tomlin Investments—Guns N More, Howe Family Dentistry, KMKT-93.1 FM, Mad Rock 102.5 FM, Howe Metal Works, Billie Ingram for Howe City Council 2023, Don’s Smokehouse, ER of Texas Texoma, and the Howe Enterprise.

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