Founders Day

Here are some of the organizers of the annual Founders Day Celebration. Front row, from left are John and Jenay Farley, R&L Auto, Classic Car & Truck Contest Auto; Linda Murphy, ORWFD Vice-President;  Tracie Comeaux, ORWFD Hospitality Chairman;  Colleen Fontenot; ORWFD President; Joe Landry; Mayor of Old River-Winfree; Bob Botto, ORWFD 5K Run/Walk Race Manager; and Boyce Morris Jr., ORWFD Historian. In the back row are Daniel Riggs, father of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs; Shane Brand, Race Safety Chairman; Jeanette Green, Bakeoff Chairman;  Jacob Walker, Cameron Bay, and Karen Morris Wilson,  Barbers Hill ISD Law Enforcement Explorers Post 1929; Vicki Riggs, step-mother of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs; and Kat Botto, 5K Run/Walk Race Assistant Manager. 

Patriotism and pride are the order of the day for Old River-Winfree Founders Day, coming Oct. 12 at the community east of Mont Belvieu.

While Founders Day activities get a head start Saturday with a 5K Run/Walk at Barbers Hill High School, the main Founders Day Celebration is a week later in and around the Community Building, 4818 FM 565 North – accessible by heading north on Highway 565 from Interstate 10 or east on Highway 565 from Mont Belvieu.

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