DeWitt County Historical Commission announces the kickoff plans for the county’s historic founding

The year-long county-wide remembrance begins Wednesday, March 24

CUERO, Texas – Today, longtime Chairwoman of the DeWitt County Historical Commission, announced the remembrance event in which the honorable DeWitt County Judge Daryl L Fowler ceremoniously reads the official Founders Day Proclamation.

There will be horses, buggies and wagons involved in the event to be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

“We are planning as much pomp and ceremony as we can muster in the middle of a pandemic and following a devastating winter storm”, said Mary Gayle Brindley, head of the 175th planning committee.

The event will now take place at the First Presbyterian’s Church Without Walls directly behind the courthouse at the corner of Courthouse street and Clinton street.

Besides transportation in the form of buggies and wagons for dignitaries, the audience will be treated to a variety of special 1800’s time-period music. Another program highlight will be the reading by the winner of the 7th Grade Essay Contest sponsored by the Historical Commission. Light refreshments sponsored by Trust Texas Bank will be served following the festivities.

“We…the Commission and the Judge… are looking forward to a fun, memorable Commemoration of what was an important moment in time for those who were here in 1846 and certainly important for those of us who are here now. Please join us…one and all!” said Peggy Ledbetter, Chair of DeWitt County Historical Commission.

Looking to time-travel back to the 1800s where horses and wagons once roamed the streets? Head over to DeWitt County Courthouse on Wednesday!