The Ranger Oil Boom Centennial kicked off last Saturday, October 14th with a parade of vehicles, horses, tractors, and floats. Leading the parade were the Hardin Simmons Six White Horses, followed by the Fort Hood color guard and band.
A ceremony was held later in the day to name 40 acres at the south end of Commerce, McCleskey Park. A dedication of a monument to those Ranger citizens who fought in World War 1 was highlighted by speeches by Texas Representative, Mike Lang and U.S. Congressman, Mike Conaway.
The celebration continues Saturday, October 21st with vendors, live music and fun for the whole family at McKlesky Park. Saturday night don’t miss a free performance at 6:00 p.m. by voice impressionist/comedian Johnny Counterfit.