GRANDFIELD Despite dreary and unseasonal weather conditions outside, the 2012 Grandfield Western Days went on as scheduled Saturday with highlights including a parade, the crowning of a king and queen and many other activities.
The Western Days celebration was held on Second Street through the downtown area. It kicked off with the Masons' Pancake Breakfast that morning and many booths selling food, and arts and crafts lined both sides of the street throughout the day. Other activities included a chili cook-off, cookie contest, 3-on-3 basketball, live entertainment, bingo and carnival games, a Wild, Wild, West Baby Contest and a street dance featuring the Paul Lopez Band.
Alexis Baker, 4, was crowned as the 2012 Western Day Queen, and Christian Garcia, 5, received honors as the 2012 Western Day King. Baker is the daughter of Brandon and Josie Baker, and Garcia is the son of Angelica Franco and Chris Garcia.
The queen received a sash and tiara, while the king received a sash, crown and hat. Both were awarded $100 savings bonds provided by the First State Bank and the Grandfield Chamber of Commerce.
Other queen nominees included Ashanti James and Jasmine Longoria. King nominees were Connor Souther, Ryne Messick and Jake Whittington.