TACC plans spring events

TACC Secretary

Big things can happen in small towns. If you don’t believe that is true, you only have to take a short drive down US Highway 79 to Thorndale in Central Texas. This small town can pull off some amazing events.

To start off the spring season, Thorndale plays host to the Louis Run, a motorcycle event with a heart. On Saturday, March 23, riders from all over Texas descend on Thorndale to ride in this signature event to help raise money for the Salty Cemetery near Thorndale where one of their own is buried.

Louis McDaniel loved to ride motorcycles and had many friends in the area that also had a passion for the two-wheeled iron horses. Those friends and their friends ride annually on the weekend near Louis’ birthday and follow a route through the beautiful spring country side in Central Texas to honor their former member.

Money raised on the ride is donated to the Salty Cemetery as a memorial to their friend. Jason Ramirez at 512-430-2546 and Brian Morton at 512-658-5378 are the contacts for this memorial event.

As spring draws to a close, the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will attract visitors to town to participate in their fourth annual Classic Car Show and the Airing of the Quilts event. In an effort to provide entertainment for all interests, the Classic Car Show has grown from a mere fifty entries the first year to over one hundred entries last year.

Held on April 20 this year, the event will include trophies for the winners in all categories and an over-all winner is selected. Big cars, small cars, the Classic Car Show has it all.

Speaking of having it all, the arts and crafts fair up and down Main Street during the car show is a sight to behold. From candles, to baked goods to jewelry to antiques—it is all on display during the car and quilt show. Come and bring a friend or two and spend the day browsing the booths and stop in at our local merchants to check out their specials of the day.

And what could be more special than the Airing of the Quilts show held in the TACC building on Main Street. If cars and crafts are not your thing, stop in the quilt show and see the beautiful pieces of history on display. This is a viewer judged quilt show and the creators of these extraordinary works of art would love to have your vote for their entry.

All categories will have winners selected and an overall winner will receive a special award. Come and help us celebrate this beautiful art form and to show appreciation of the hours spent creating these family heirlooms. Darleen Tucker at 512-898-2727 is the person to contact for more information on the Airing of the Quilts Show.

As spring turns to summer, Thorndale turns barbecue and the annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook-off. Drawing visitors from all over Central Texas, this signature event for the TVFD brings outlandish rigs and expert cooks to the Thorndale City Park on FM 486 North.

Activities for the weekend of June 21-22 will include a softball tournament, arts and crafts, a washer tournament, a horseshoe tournament, a Friday night dance and a Saturday night dance. For a finger licking good time, be sure to save this weekend for family fun under the Texas sun.

If you like to have fun with family and friends, Thorndale is the place to be this spring and summer. As you can see, you can have a big time in a small town! Just come to Thorndale and help us celebrate at these three events. We look forward to seeing you.

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