By Melissa McCaghren
Large crowds came to celebrate the Slaton Bakery’s historic centennial celebration Saturday (June 10) during a birthday celebration at the store.
Chad Wilson said they were excited at the turnout.
“(We) were very overwhelmed. Prepared for 500 people, (and) whether it was hot dogs, banana pudding, cupcakes… we were out of it in an hour and a half, two hours,” he said.
Wilson added he thinks they had more than 1,500 people at the event.
“We had many out of State or far away attendees. Some were passing through and had heard about the festivities and stopped,” he said. “Some were from Michigan, Arizona and New Mexico, also California, Kansas and even as far away as Germany.”
Bob and Kelli Phillips with Texas Country Reporter also stopped by, offering congratulations and taking photos with others.
Two local bands, Touch of Soul and The Gary Nix Band, also performed. Two Docs Brewery also sold beverages, including a special one made for the Bakery called Pineapple Gose.
Wilson said there were a lot of good memories that came from the celebration that he, his parents, Sherrill and Robin Wilson, and staff saw.
“(We enjoyed) seeing our wonderful customers, hearing memories of the Bakery and watching them have a good time enjoying the day,” he said, addig they saw numerous former employees, one from San Antonio, to celebrate.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.