world are dressing for special events.
hosted by the Battle of Flowers Association.
These are the women some of my readers have met here before, who stage the third largest
parade in the nation, and the only parade completely run by women. It is held during our annual FIESTA celebration.
Flowers Association shall be educational and patriotic…designed to teach the
history of our state and to keep alive the patriotic traditions of Texas and
contest for college students and an essay contest for seventh grade students. This year the theme is Landmarks and Legacies of Native Americans in Texas. This year’s
luncheon and oratory contest did not disappoint….not only did I sample new
foods, I also learned some new facts from Texas History.
Hominy, & Corn Stew with Fry Bread Points
Radish, Tequila, Lemon, Cilantro & Queso Fresco
White Tail Anticuchos
Prickly Pear Tartlet
After lunch, we listened to the top five finalists speak and they were
very impressive. It is necessary for
authenticity sake for the judging panel to include historians and Texas History
educators. The winner walks away with
$3000…speaks at the Battle of Flowers Fiesta Luncheon and rides in the parade
with their faculty sponsor!
Taylor Dodson, and her topic was Waco Village: The Truth through Myth.
alma mater, The University of Texas in Austin.
Her name is Carson Campbell and she spoke about the historical
significance of Barton Springs and the tribe which lived and swam there first!
citizens, and past presidents of the Battle of Flowers Association…I
particularly noticed them for their poise and pleasure in the event.