Celebrate Burton’s history and honor former and current Texas Rangers with living history, food, music, and fun in Burton with an action-packed afternoon to restore Mt. Zion Historical Chapel.
Which famous Texas Ranger lived and died in Burton? Discover the answer to this question and much more at Texas Ranger Day hosted by the Burton Heritage Society. The day begins with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial Fajita and Bean Cook-off, and live reenactments by the Legends of the Texas Rangers. The living history continues with a display of Texas Ranger 1880s camp life and folk life demonstrations.
The fun continues with activities for kids of all ages. Tour the 1898 Burton Railroad Depot (anytime), and the Burton Farmers Gin at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum at 10am and 2pm. DJ music with the Kountry Chick will keep things rockin’!
A silent auction rounds out the day to raise much-needed funds for Mt. Zion Historical Chapel at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Burton. “For around 100 years, Mt. Zion Baptist Church was part of the social and religious fabric of the Burton community. It served as the closest church prior to and during construction by other churches, as well as, a gathering place for celebrations and gatherings,” says Susan Kiel, president of the Burton Heritage Society.
So mark your calendars for a day of Texas history, food, fun, AND do your part to preserve a vital piece of the Burton community. Admission to the event is free, tickets for all-you-can-eat fajitas and beans are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-10. For more information, call (979) 353-0050 or visit www.burtonheritagesociety.org.