The Howard-Glasscock Old Settlers Reunion, dating back to before the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, has drawn neighbors together for 83 years.
Decades ago, the reunion lasted several days and featured dancing, a fiddling contest, games and other activities. Today, the reunion is a half-day that still includes visiting, polka music and a good meal. Though the number of people attending has dwindled, organizers hope to keep the tradition alive. There is no charge for admission. In fact, there’s no charge for the meal of hamburgers, chips and cobbler. The crowd tends to be a little older, so they asked high school students to serve people who cannot stand in the serving line for food.
There was a dessert auction during the reunion, so some people took home a pie, cake or an extra portion of the cobbler they had for lunch.
Each year, the reunion committee selects a Pioneer Family from each county to honor.
Contact Nila Allen at 263-1152 or call the museum at 267-8255.
From a story in the Big Spring Herald, Big Spring, Texas.