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February 3rd, 2012
Trail Riders coming to San Marcos Monday

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The Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders, a nonprofit equestrian group, will visit San Marcos on their annual stop as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

The riders will be downtown Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The inside lanes of North LBJ Drive and San Antonio Street around the Courthouse Square will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The riders will be escorted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Department.

GRA-Trails, formed in 1983, exists to promote family fun, fellowship, and love for horses. The organization conducts several trailrides per year and uses some of its funds to benefit and support local communities.

The riders’ weeklong ride to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo begins in Kyle and takes them through Buda, back to San Marcos to the Jon Agee Ranch, then to New Braunfels and Schertz.

“We look forward to this every year,” said Main Street Program Manager Kelly Franks. “They’re a wonderful group of people, and everyone has a good time. Downtown really comes out and welcomes them.”

The Downtown Association and the Main Street Program will host the riders for lunch at restaurants around the square. Jon and Val Agee will cook their “almost world famous” Dutch oven peach cobbler for the riders to enjoy. The general public is invited to welcome GRA-Trails to downtown.

Tables and Dutch ovens will be set up on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square, and the riders’ horses and wagons will be on the closed streets adjacent to the square.

COVER: PHOTO by DON ANDERS

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