Encampment 2013 has come to a close with a sigh of contentment for another year successfully completed, along with the sadness in that it seems to come and go so fast.
It was another great year, with beautiful weather, many new members, many more returning members and lots of events.
While the government shut-down did do some "damage" (memberships were down a bit due to people needing to make other plans just in case the gov. didn't re-open in time), we still had the following events:
Parades: Pampered Pet and Main event on Saturday
Coyote Howl (talent show)
Shows: Art, Photography, Needlework, Arts and Crafts
1849 Poker Tournament
Fiddle and Picking contest
Evening music concerts
Speaking of the last, we were blessed to have "Old West Trio" who took over for the retiring "Chaparral". Their music was wonderful and they were very entertaining. Chaparral will always have a special place in our hearts and ears, but their spirit continues in groups such as Old West Trio.
We will get some photos up as soon as possible.