This event is presented by the Pump Jack Capital Association
|Join us as we celebrate the 100th
Anniversary of the
discovery of oil in Electra,Texas. April 1,1911 the
Clayco #1 oil well blew in and changed the farming
and ranching community into a boomtown overnight,
the population grew from around 500 to 2000 almost
overnight. As news of the gusher spread through town,
people thought it was an April Fools joke and didn't
take it seriously until they saw for themselves the
plume of black oil spewing high into the sky. That day
secured Electra's place in the history books as being
one of the most significant oil discoveries in the nation.
Friday April 1, 2011
*Special Stamp Cancellation on outgoing mail
commemorating the day.
*Guest registration will be inside the Chamber of Commerce
11:00: Re-dedication of the (1946) Clayco marker,
located on Hwy. 25, just north of the Cemetery,
12:00: Electra Chuck Wagon Gang will be serving lunch
at the parking lot of the State National Bank.
Oil memorabilia will be displayed in the Grand Theatre
hosted by Electra's Main Street Board.
Oil field equipment will be displayed in various places
in downtown Electra.
Photography by Kenneth Patton will be displayed in the
lobby of the State National Bank.
Coloring and poster contest entries will be on display
inside the Grand Theatre.
Saturday April 2, 2011
Guest registration at the Chamber of Commerce.
CASI Sanctioned and Local Boys Chili Cook Off located
behind the Police Dept.
11:00 Centennial Parade
12:00 Chili Feed provided by the Pump Jack Capital
Association, everyone is invited to come by and have
a bowl of chili at the State National Bank parking lot.
The Electra High School Band will play during this time.
12:30 The Clayco Play
1:00 Remote Controlled Car Race - State National Bank
1:30 Pepper Eating Contest
2:00 Eddie & Marilyn Stoddard perform at the Gig Under
the Rig stage behind the Police Station
2:30 Children's movie (Karate Kid) at the Grand Theatre
6:30 Talent Show inside Grand Theatre
(school age children)
Join us and ride in the parade of the century, decorate
a float, car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pull a wagon.
We need judges for all categories in the Chili Cook Off.
If you or your organization would like to raise money,
we are offering booth space at no charge.
If you aren't able to participate in any of the events,
please come out, have a bowl of chili, enjoy the day
and support our vendors.
For more info. please phone. (940)632-5041
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