pony express

Representatives from Timpson Frontier Days brought the Pony Express to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Tuesday.

Timpson will celebrate its 57th year of Timpson Frontier Days July 4-7, announcing it this week in Carthage with the annual Pony Express ride that brought two horses to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Local country and gospel bands will bring Frontier Days attendees entertainment from the downtown stage, with country music on Friday and Saturday and gospel singing on Thursday night. Local gospel group Souled Out will perform for the Sunday Community Service. A petting zoo will be open on the downtown plaza, and officials with the event said there will be more entertainment and things to do this year than ever before.

The carnival will be open three days. It will open Thursday and Friday starting at 6 p.m. The Saturday carnival will open right after the parade, opening rides and the midway at 11 a.m. It will stay open during the day as long as patrons are keeping them busy and then open back up in the evening. Armbands are $15 pre-sale — available for purchase at the Timpson Public Library — and $18 on site. Armbands are good for any evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the night of one’s choice.

There will be food and craft booths Thursday evening, Friday evening and all-day Saturday.

Thursday there will be a Gospel music concert starting at 6:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Timpson, 715 N. 2nd St. Featuring the Calvary Boys Trio and Faith’s Journey. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance purchased from Marilyn Corder, the Timpson Public Library, Kings Nursery in Tenaha or First Baptist Church.

Friday on stage downtown there will be three different entertainers. Southern Impact starts at 6 p.m. then The C — Dale Cummings — 50s, 60s and 70s music — and Curtis Daniel will finish the night. People are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and dancing shoes.

Saturday the parade willline up in front of the school at 9 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Introduction of a guest, prayer and the national anthem will start the festivities. Food and craft booths will open following the parade. A cars, trucks and motorcycles show will start right after the parade on the back street.

A pet show and games will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washer and horseshoe pitching will start at 9 a.m. in SoSo Park. This will take a break during the parade and resume after the parade.

This year’s Saturday entertainment will include The Outlaws gunfighting shows starting after the parade, The Amazing David Wonders making balloon art and performing magic shows all afternoon, and Rebecca Daniel and her puppets entertaining youngsters of all ages on the stage. Twirlers and cheerleaders will perform at 6 p.m. in the streets.

Jeremy Bowley and Legal Limit will take the stage after the twirlers and cheerleaders’ performance.

There will be a cake auction at 8 p.m. with Curtis Daniel as the auctioneer. This auction helps fund Frontier Days and keeps the streets open with entertainment free of charge. A top billing performance from HWY 59 Band starts right after the cake auction.

There will be a Sunday community service downtown on the Timpson Square at 6 p.m. Souled Out will be performing gospel music and leading the singing. Pastor Levi Cohorst will bring the message. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and remember that “a community that can worship together can live together.”

The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities, bring their lawn chair and remember anything that takes place in the streets are free.