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Roundup Sesquicentennial Parade July 12th
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 • Posted June 25, 2008

The Mason County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Sesquicentennial Roundup parade on Saturday, July 12th. This one is extra special because we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Mason County. Named for Fort Mason, the county was established by an act of the state legislature on January 22, 1858.

The parade promises to set the record for the most participants ever. Get ready to see the county’s past reflected by historical theme floats, period costumes, antique cars, antique tractors, fire trucks, and horses and soldiers.

The state issued a parade permit with time constraints. Due to the anticipated increased number of local and out-of-town participants, the parade will be held to one time around the square this year. Remember to bring cameras and plan ahead to get pictures during the single pass around the courthouse.

Parade entry forms are available at the Mason County Chamber of Commerce and can be mailed or faxed upon request. All completed parade entries should be returned to the Chamber office. You may also mail your entry form to POB 156, Mason, TX 76856 or fax them to 325-347-5259.

The parade categories include Civic/Business Floats, Civic/Business Cars, Antique Cars/Tractors, Golf Carts, Out-of-Town Floats/Cars, Animals (anything ridden or pulled by animals), and a Child’s Division. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 325-347-5758 or send an email to

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