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Literary Works Highlighted During Old Yeller Days Celebration
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 25, 2013

The Old Yeller Days Celebration to be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mason County courthouse lawn will not only feature activities from frontier times in the Texas Hill Country, but will also highlight three different books that have frontier themes. Sponsored by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, this educational celebration brings to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson, who wrote Old Yeller. The library will also have a “Big Read” booth featuring the book, True Grit by Charles Portis. This American western, written in 1968, has been adapted into movie form twice, most recently in 2010.

Glenn Frankel, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former editor of the Washington Post Sunday Magazine will be at the Odeon Theatre to speak on his book, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend, after which there will be a showing of the movie, The Searchers starting John Wayne, with a question and answer session to follow. There will be a book signing at the Market Square before his talk.

Schedule for the day will be:

10 a.m. Opening

10:15 a.m. Mexican Hat Dance

10:15 a.m. Registration - Dog Show

10:30 a.m. Old Yeller Dog Show

1 p.m. Book Signing - Market Square

2 p.m. The Searchers, Glenn Frankel - Odeon Theater

All other events are on-going.

The Old Yeller Days Celebration committee hopes everyone comes out for a fun-filled day of frontier times activities. They have planned the day to have something for everyone and along with the 1st annual Fall Festival of Churches and the Lion’s Club 5K and 10K runs this should happen. Committee members include Rosemary Davis, chairman, D’Ann Stahl, Jean Dudney, Mary Carlman, Sherie Clarkson, Trudy Irwin and Patti Grote.

For more information on Old Yeller Days contact Rosemary Davis at 325-347-6050.

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