Kiowa Historical Society Re-elects Officers, Making Plans for Pioneer Days April 23 & 24

THE KIOWA Historical Society met for its monthly meeting Wednesday February 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kiowa Museum with eleven members present.

All 2015 Historical Society officers were re-elected for 2016 with Bob Hays as President, Lou Stone as Vice-President, Darlene Cloyd as Secretary, and Buford Cloyd as Treasurer. Members of the Board of Directors are Sheri Hurley, Bob and Pam Cox, Jim and Bobbie Parker, Stan and Marcia Michel, Cindy Archuleta, and Gayla Reed.

Plans are now underway for the Pioneer Days celebration which has officially been set for April 23 and 24. This year the Kiowa Chamber of Commerce wants to promote and center the celebration around the Kiowa Museum with an open house and museum related activities taking place on Saturday April 23. There will again be the annual bake sale at the Chief Theater before the parade. The drawing for the Henry Golden Boy American Farmer Tribute Edition .22 lever action rifle will be held that same Saturday at 12:00 noon at the Kiowa Museum. Tickets are still available and will be until drawing time April 23, from any Historical Society member. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds from the rifle raffle will go to the Museum Building Account at the Kiowa First State Bank.

Deb Roberts donated his tire spreader to the Kiowa Museum when he retired recently from the Kiowa O. K. Co Op Grain Co. December 31, 2015. Deb purchased the used tire spreader when he leased the Phillips 66 Station in 1963. The Historical Society congratulates and wishes Deb well on his retirement.

The Kiowa Historical Society greatly appreciates and thanks those families who have chosen the Historical Society as a designated memorial to honor their loved ones who have passed away. This is sometimes a difficult decision for the family in deciding what would best reflect the wishes and interests of their deceased loved ones.

What better way to honor the memory of a lifelong resident of Kiowa than providing through memorial donations the help needed to preserve the history of their hometown for generations to come. It is a lasting and continuing memorial. Please consider the Kiowa Historical Society.

We invite you to join us at the next Kiowa Historical Society meeting on March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kiowa Museum.