FOUNDER'S DAY

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2018

THE CITY OF SPLENDORA'S 36th Annual

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In the late 1880’s, Splendora, Texas was known as "Cox’s Switch".  This came about due to the fact that Charles Cox was instrumental in having the HE&WT Railroad put in a narrow gage spur from Houston for cross ties and lumber.  This created many railroad and sawmill related jobs.  W. W. Burrow, who moved here in 1883 built the first general store in Cox’ Switch shortly after the railroad track was completed from Houston.  In 1896, a Gentleman by the name of Mr. King decided on the name of Splendora because of the splendor of it and its floral environment.

During the late 1800's, the "main street" of Splendora was the railroad track.  People walked, rode horses, and drove wagons and buggies along the track.  On Sundays everyone turned out to meet the train at the depot where the train was their only connection to Houston or any means of communication.  It brought the mail, packages, payroll, and often visitors.

Today, the proud City of Splendora, still resides north of Houston and stays true to it's community traditions.  Every year the city hosts it's annual Founder's Day parade and festivities to bring everyone together and celebrate the city's history.

For some good ole' community fun for the whole family to enjoy, come on out and join us for some live music, fun for all ages, and of course some serious cook-off action!  That being said- See ya there!

The INFORMATION BOOTH will be located @ the gazebo where you can sign up for events, sign up to judge Cook-Off, buy T-Shirts, pick up a schedule, etc.

This will be open starting Friday @ 3pm.

Cornhole tournament entry can be done up to 15min. before it starts.

Dog Show and Hula Hoop contest entries will be taken until starting times.

Please come and join the festivities! There will be plenty to see and enjoy!

 

LIST OF MEMBERS

President: Kay Owens  832-401-8098 or splendorafoundersday01@yahoo.com

Vice President: Robert Davis

Parade Coordinator: Amber Pitts

Vendor Coordinator: Dorothy Welch   281-513-0247

BBQ Cook-Off Coordinator: Aaron Davis   985-772-3257

Members:  Ruby and Larry Dean,  Anita Davis, Birdy Garza, , and many volunteers

Event Location:

Splendora City Hall

26090 FM 2090 Rd.

Splendora, TX 77372

For questions please contact a representative below.

splendorafoundersday01@yahoo.com

BBQ Cook-Off

Aaron Davis: 985-772-3257

Car Show

Derek Dugger: 936-333-2486

Sponsorship

Kay Owens: 832-401-8098

Vendors (ALL)

Dorothy Welch: 281-513-0247

Kay Owens: 832-401-8098

Volunteers

Kay Owens: 832-401-8098

For ALL other inquires, please contact:

Kay Owens: 832-401-8098

(President, Founder's Day Society)

splendorafoundersday01@gmail.com

 

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