Our Town Wolfforth: Homecoming, Harvest Festival this weekend

Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 9:50 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 9:58 AM CDT
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WOLFFORTH, Texas (KJTV) - A big weekend is planned for the city of Wolfforth, mainly because of Friday’s homecoming game and Saturday’s Harvest Festival.

While homecomings are a Friday night staple all across the country, Frenship grads have established a new celebration to take place before the game.

“In 2016, a tradition was started for a homecoming tailgate by the Frenship Alumni & Friends,” Tiffany Taylor, Frenship ISD’s director of communications & community engagement, said. “And really, it’s just a big celebration for all of our past graduates, current students to come out, and just enjoy a time before the homecoming game. It’s a lot of fun. We have food trucks, free face-painting, music, bounce houses, games.”

The Tigers will face the Abilene Eagles, kickoff set for 7 p.m. The celebration however, will continue Saturday morning with the Harvest Festival parade. The event will start near Frenship Middle School, and end at the high school parking lot.

“We will have anywhere between 35 to 45 vendors with food and crafts, and all kind of things, face-painting, things for the kids,” Danielle Sweat, with Wolfforth Economic Development, said. “We will have a Color Run for our Frenship ISD elementary school students. Gary Nix and his band will be joining us out there to play, so we’re going to have a fun time. We’re expecting the biggest crowd we’ve ever had.”

Danielle says Wolfforth is proud to hold on to its ‘small town atmosphere’.

“Wolfforth has maintained that small town, that a lot of people fear that we’re losing – and that is something that we want to hold on to is ‘what does it feel like to raise your kid in a small town, with the amenities of a big town right next door.’”

While Frenship ISD’s numbers continue to grow, Taylor says she hopes the see the vibrance continue.

“While we are 15 campuses and we have more than 11,000 students, it still has that small-town community feeling,” she said, “and that’s something we’re going to try to hold on to as long as we can.”

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