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Great Turnout For Sherman Day

‘One Of The Best’

Colton Courtney tends to Hot Sauce, a 6-year old registered Texas Longhorn featured at Sherman Day. Submitted photos

SHERMAN — “This is one of the best Sherman Days that I can remember,” said David Kelley, who has not only sold snow cones at many Sherman Days, but grew up in the area.

The Legen-Dairy Sherman Day 2022 took place Aug. 6 and the general atmosphere was as sunny as the day. Nearly 36 vendors sold their wares and, as in past years, visitors enjoyed a parade, car show, Fireman’s Chicken BBQ, tractor display and live music.

The day kicked off with the traditional Sherman Day Parade. This year’s event had co-grand marshals. The Sherman Central School Girls Basketball team, which made it to the state finals, shared the spot with Elliye and Miles Taylor, who were the two children who were badly injured in a devastating house fire in January.

Activity continued throughout the day. The vendors saw steady business through the day, and by and large, seemed very satisfied.

“This was awesome,” said Kelley. “I had a line across the street, people really wanted snow cones.”

David Kelley of Sherman did a good business selling snow cones at Sherman Day.

Colton Courtney of C&C Cattle Co. in Sherman said the day was successful.

“It’s been a great event. It’s really good to be back,” he said.

Courtney’s display featured a 6-year-old registered Texas Longhorn named “Hot Sauce,” who is mostly tame.

“She’s halter broke, but I wouldn’t want her to go into the bank,” he said with a chuckle.

Jessica Holmquist of Crafty Jean in Falconer said it was a good day to have her whole family there.

Rick Syper got plenty wet during his time on the dunking booth at Sherman Day.

“We did pretty well and the kids had so much fun, too,” she said.

Doug Crane, president of the 12-member Sherman Day Committee, said he was very pleased with how things turned out.

“We had a really good turnout. It was great,” he said. “I hope it will lead into next year, which is our bicentennial.”

Crane said the activities, which included kids’ games, axe throwing and a dunking booth, were well attended and proceeded flawlessly.

One highlight of the day was the Chinese auction and the raffle of a grill valued at $750, donated by Lictus Brothers of Clymer. The drawing was held in the firehall. The winner was Brenda and Arden Olson of Sherman.

The official logo for this year’s Sherman Day greets visitors arriving in the village. Submitted photos

Not only is Sherman Day a good community event, but also a time for people to reconnect, Crane said.

“It’s huge for the community. It’s also a family thing,” he said. “And there are a lot of class reunions at the same time.”

Crane praised the Sherman Day committee members for their efforts.

“I have to thank the committee for their support because without them it would not work,” he said.

Crane also extolledd Mayor Colleen Meeder for her support.

“You can’t beat the mayor. She is nothing but supportive of everything in Sherman,” he said.

Crane said plans are already underway for Sherman Day during the bicentennial year. Fireworks have been planned and there has been some discussion of a carnival venue, he said.

“That may not happen, however, because it’s a lot harder to do now than it was years ago,” he said.

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