In just a few weeks, downtown Farmersville will be buzzing with activity as the community gathers for its annual Old Time Saturday celebration.
The event set for Saturday 1 Octstill has multiple options to sign up as a sponsor of this year’s event, starting at $100 to $3,000, or register as a vendor, runner, auto show or parade attendee.
To register for any of the OTS events or to vote for the Silver Centennial Citizen, links can be found on the Old Time Saturday Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OldTimeSaturdayFarmersville
According to OTS organizers, booth space for non-food vendors will cost between $50 and $125, depending on power needs, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
All arts and crafts vendors will be located in the downtown square this year.
Food vendors get electricity and prices for a booth range from $140 to $160. All food vendors must obtain a Collin County food/service health permit at http://collincountytx.gov, which must be submitted five days prior to the event.
Running enthusiasts can register for the Audie Murphy Hero Run from now until race day. Registration is $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. Those who register in advance will receive a t-shirt.
“Registration for race day is available, organizers said, “but we cannot guarantee you a shirt or a shirt your size.”
Register for the race at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=137471&fbclid=IwAR2_LFC9LCwyTjFNpddNYItn1YTSC2pezpUO73CNTzf3cOmrZRaqOMECUWo
The race begins at 101 McKinney St. at 8:00 am for the 5K and 8:10 am for the Fun Run participants.
Parade entries will continue to be accepted for those wishing to register to walk or ride in a vehicle, bicycle, horse, carriage or “other”.
The registration form on the OTS Facebook page must be completed and returned to the OTS organizers by post or email. Get the form here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fbT7lvkr8VTbEscat0ZMTrrJcDePwyeu/view?fbclid=IwAR0xiCokaL4srV617JPmkP7uWEtrHaBVqiPuN5mGth0vPwC1g0ktmQZ8jXQ
There is still time for car enthusiasts who want to register for the OTS Car Show. The fee is $10 and is open to all cars. The show starts at 8:00 a.m. in the square and ends at 1:00 p.m. Register for the car show at https://carshowpro.com/event/1128
Also considered timely is the fact that voting for this year’s Silver Centennial Citizen is now live. Voters can choose one of the following citizens: Judy Brandon, Johnny Bratcher, Jim Foy, Joe Helmberger, John Klosterman, Elaine Smith or Doris Williams.
Voting closes on Saturday September 24th. Vote here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQS32FP
If you like prizes and want to support a great cause, anyone can purchase a $5 (or more) square and enter one of the following prizes: Handcrafted Blanket, Shotgun, $500 in Cash, or Yeti Tundra Cooler.
Squares can be purchased from Independent Financial Bank, Bob Tedford Chevrolet, Dyer Drug and Farmersville Grain before the event or during the day on Old Time Saturday.
“The raffle drawing will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Old Time Saturday,” organizers said. “You don’t have to be there to win.”
This year marks the 42ndnd Year for the event and proceeds benefit Farmersville Centennial Inc., a non-profit organization that supports the Rike Library, Senior Center, Civic Center and other organizations and improvements around Farmersville.