More than 65 riders of all ages on horseback and in wagons will make their way through the Blanco Hill Country on Tuesday, March 4. The 107 mile trail ride will cross 36 cattle guards as they ride through more than 20 Hill Country ranches, including the historic LBJ Ranch on RR1, before arriving at Yett Memorial Park.
The ride will head out from Fredericksburg to Luckenbach, then Stonewall and Johnson City, Blanco and Fischer, then to Wimberley, and end up in Driftwood at the end of the week.
As the riders arrive in Blanco, after stopping at the High School while the students let out about 3:15, they then will proceed to the Blanco Square and parade through town as they are then escorted by the Sheriff’s department to Yett Park.
A special Mexican dinner and dance is planned, which will benefit the Blanco County Food Bank. Riders and the local community will be served by the award winning Chef Barby Harris O’Brien. Her homemade enchiladas with Mexican rice and beans, and Pork Calabacita Stew will be served along with her prize winning homemade salsa and chips. There will be a variety of homemade dessert cakes to enjoy while being entertained by the musical talents of the “High Maintenance” Country and Western Band.
Those yummy dessert cakes will include a strawberry banana walnut cake and an orange apricot mango cake filled with malt fudge chocolate and glazed with fresh slices of orange peel in sweet syrup. And of course there will be chocolate cake, chocolate chip cake, chocolate walnut cake and chocolate with fresh strawberries.
Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 pm free of charge; however, an RSVP is required to 830 833-1442 or firstname.lastname@example.org! Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Blanco Food Bank. Other activities will include ‘game of chance’ to win raffle tickets, or for the non-riskers, raffle tickets can be obtained by redeeming 6 canned goods or other non-perishable food items or can be purchased 3 for $1.00. Some raffle items and doors prizes will include hand made rag rugs and hand crocheted blankets and throws. There will be barn wood framed art, and barn wood items. Other items will include Hollywood Video gift cards, carrying cases, metal art work, spices galore gift bags and lots more.
The Trail will continue Wednesday morning with a 6 am cattle call. Cowboy breakfast will be served at 7 am and is opened to the public. Riders will then depart, proudly displaying the US Flag as they ride out the gates of Yett Park around 8:30 am, crossing Highway 281 with a special escort by the Blanco Sheriffs Department and EMS Department as they head toward the next stop to Fischer.