Thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House on Sunday, February 25th. It rained the week
prior and it rained the day of, but that didn’t stop 1,000 people from coming out to enjoy the music and
The Lockhart Chamber of Commerce’s President Christie Pruitt, their membership director
Kristi Sommers, along with some of their board members welcomed Old Settler’s to town with a good
old-fashioned ribbon-cutting ceremony. OSMF President Johnny Harvey did the honors while board
members Gary Hartman and Kevin Vaughn, and Executive Director Jean Spivey looked on. The Caldwell
County community came out in full force. County Judge Ken Schawe, Constable Tom Will and Hoppy
Hayden were all in attendance.
The music couldn’t have been better. Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland & Shelley King, Jeff Plankenhorn,
and American Dreamer turned in terrific performances. All have played the festival before and all
donated their time to be there. Children had a range of activities to choose from: games, arts & crafts,
face-painting, hula hooping, Frisbee, and more.
Many people helped make this event a success: A volunteer committee, led by Diana Harrell, organized
the event and volunteers staffed the various tents. The Site Prepper team put in overtime to get the
area ready for the mini-festival. The McMahan Community Women’s Club baked cookies for the event
and greeted attendees. Several businesses donated food and drinks. Many volunteers helped out at the
various tents and with setup and cleanup.
Thank you to all who helped make the event possible. This year will be our best year yet.