CACHE A whole day of activities and events including a parade, Native American dancing, gun fighting and a concert highlighted the Gateway to the Wichitas Festival held Saturday in downtown Cache.
The festival parade through the downtown area on C Avenue included floats and other entries from various groups and organizations including the 77th Army Band "Pride of Fort Sill" Marching Band, Cache Gunfighters which staged a gunfight event following the parade, the Cache Primary School PTO, Trail of Fear, Antique Car Club, Gold Sky Ranch Riders, Sonic Drive-In, The Country Times, Costello's Own Bagpipers, Cache Masonic Lodge, Gateway Riders, Lawton Rangers and the Masonic Riders Association.
State Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, served as the parade's master of ceremonies. "It is a beautiful day to be in Southwest Oklahoma," he said. "Today is a big day to start a new tradition from the great town of Cache."
Other festival events included a burrito breakfast sponsored by the Cache Masonic Lodge,community-wide garage sale, Indian taco sale, food and vendor displays, contests, a Battle of the Briskets cookoff, Kung Fu demonstration, karoke music, and arm wrestling and horseshoe tournaments.