Stephenville’s annual Sundown on the Square set for Saturday, Oct. 12

Photo from 2018

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You’d be crazy to miss all the fun and festivities planned for Saturday, October 12, in Stephenville as the annual Sundown on the Square will get underway at 5 p.m. with four hours of action-packed activities, food, drinks and music.

The event raises money to benefit the Stephenville Historical House Museum which is in need of work on the Chapel on the Bosque. 

Local stars Bernie Nelson and Davin James will open for Texas County Music legend Gary P. Nunn who is the final act in the TexStar Ford Summer Concert Series. Of course, there will be plenty of activities for the kids along with the local food and drink vendors and so much more!

Tickets are required for purchasing food, drinks and activities and will be sold in $2 increments. BLUE wrist bands are good for the entire evening, RED wrist bands will be issued for wine and beer purchases – ID required.

Sundown on the Square 2018

ACTIVITY TICKET PRICES

CONCERT –  BERNIE NELSON, DAVIN JAMES & featuring GARY P NUNN FREE (sponsored by Texstar Ford-Lincoln, the City of Stephenville, TexasBank, Cross Timbers Orthopaedic & Imaging)

KIDS ZONE (sponsored by Citizens National Bank of Texas) 4 TICKETS –  $8

  • Justice League Bounce House and Obstacle Course
  • Oscar P Duck Pond
  • Color Station
  • Inflatable Games –  Western Showdown, Knock it Off, Mini Soccer, Toxic Meltdown, Hoops and Monkey Coconut Madness

Prizes will be given. Blue wristband – good for the entire evening

MERRY MAKERS, TOO – FACE PAINTING 2 TICKETS – $4

GOLLY JOLLY BALLOONS 3 TICKETS – $6

BUNGEE JUMPER (sponsored by First Financial Bank)     
ADULTS           6 TICKETS – $12
CHILDREN 12U           3 TICKETS – $6

ZORB BALL (sponsored by Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.) – 3 RUNS for 5 TICKETS – $10

MECHANICAL BULL (sponsored by F&M Bank and Lone Star Ag Credit)
ADULTS: 5 TICKETS –  $10 
CHILDREN 12/UNDER: 2 TICKETS –    $4

PHOTO BOOTH by B&A Media Tech (sponsored by Interbank) – 3 TICKETS –   $6

WINE TASTING (purchase tickets at wine tasting booth) – 12 TASTINGS   12 TICKETS – $24 (includes complimentary wine glass and Go Texan bag) 6 TASTINGS for 6 TICKETS – $12
Red wristband required – must be 21 or older
All credit cards accepted  (Tent sponsor KSTV)

ART EXHIBIT FEATURING LOCAL ARTIST RICK KIME FOR FREE

MERCHANDISE (Available at ticket outlets)

  • SOTS T-SHIRTS –  Adults/Children sizes for 3 TICKETS –   $6
  • SOTS TOTE BAGS for 2  TICKETS –  $4

CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARDS at ALL TICKET OUTLETS 

Sundown on the Square 2018

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4:30 – 9:00 PM – Music and Entertainment

5:00 PMGates open – Ticket sales begin

Mistress of Ceremonies Janice Horak gives a big Stephenville Welcome to all.

Music and Entertainment Schedule:

4:30 – 5:45 PMBernie Nelson

5:45 – 6:15 PM – Mistress of Ceremonies – Janice Horak Sponsor recognition & announcements

6:15 – 7:30 PMDavin James

7:30 – 9:00 PMGary P Nunn 

Sundown on the Square 2018

5:00 – 9:00 PMFood Vendors – Tickets required for purchase

  • Soup & More/Goin’ Nuts
  • Reynaldo’s Mexican Food
  • Rodeo Grounds
  • Jake and Dorothy’s
  • **Rockin’ P Bar and Grill
  • Hambone’s Catering – food truck
  • Gary Joe’s – food truck
  • Hard Eight BBQ – food truck
  • J Finn’s Fun Foods – food truck
  • Vero Gelato – food truck

5:00 – 9:00 PMShopping – These merchants will be open:

  • Punchy’s
  • Slim Pickins Outfitters
  • Ben Franklin
  • Silver Wings Boutique
  • Julianne’s
  • Scott’s Flowers on the Square
  • Willow’s Scarlet Ribbon
  • Thousand Miles
  • Blue Eyed Buffalo

5:00 – 9:00 PMArt Exhibit – Local artist – Rick Kime

5:00 – 9:00 PMActivities – Tickets required 

*Kids Zone: sponsored by Citizens Bank

4 tickets or $8 – good for entire evening

  • Western Showdown
  • Knock it Off
  • Mini Soccer 
  • Toxic Meltdown
  • Hoops 
  • Monkey Coconut Madness
  • Oscar P Duck Pond
  • Coloring Station
  • Prize Zone

Justice League Bounce House and Obstacle Course sponsored by Jumpin’ Jackets

Merry Makers TOO – Face Painting –  2 tickets

Photo Booth by B&A Media Tech – 3 tickets – Photo op for all ages – sponsored by InterBank

Mechanical Bull – all ages – 5 tickets adults/2 tickets U12 sponsored by F&M Bank and Lone Star Ag Credit

Bungee Jumper – all ages – 6 tickets/2 tickets U12 sponsored by First Financial Bank

Zorb Ball – all ages – 5 tickets – 3 rides sponsored by Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Golly Jolly Entertainment – Balloons – 3 tickets

Fire Prevention Educational House – FREE – sponsored by ECVFDR 

5:00 – 9:00 PM**Wine Tasting –  Tent Sponsor – KSTV – $24/12 tickets or $12/6 tickets – includes a wine glass and Go Texan paper tote.

  • Brennan Vineyards
  • Bull Lion Ranch and Winery
  • Lucky Vines
  • Silver Spur Winery
  • Veldhuizen Cheese
  • KSTV remote broadcast

This event benefits the Stephenville Historical House Museum, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please visit their website for more information: www.sundownsquare.com

CHAPEL ON THE BOSQUE

Chapel on the Bosque, 2014

The Chapel on the Bosque was moved to the Stephenville Historical House Museum in 1976 as a community-wide bicentennial project. It was rededicated on July 4, 1976, at the museum.

Originally the First Presbyterian Church, the chapel was located at Mason and Barton Streets in Stephenville. The Gothic-style church was built in 1899 with the cornerstone laid on December 10, 1899. The building was designed by W.J. Wilson, who oversaw the construction. Mr. Wilson had directed the construction of the original John Tarleton College building as well as many residences in Stephenville. Two of the carpenters who worked on the church were Hilliard B. Smith and Daniel Fielding Smith.

The opening church service was held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, 1900. The Rev. John William Evards presided over the church as the first pastor. His sermon was titled “The Grandeur of the House of the Lord,” from Isaiah 66:1-2. The original pews are still in use in the chapel. The original pulpit is located there, as well. In the pastor’s study is the bookcase donated by J. Collin George to the first public library in Stephenville. New stained-glass windows were installed several years ago. Repainting and reroofing have been done in the last several years; however, no other major renovations have been made since the chapel was moved to the museum. There are several interior and exterior repairs that need to be made within the next few years.

REPAIRS NEEDED

The current estimated cost is $70,000

• Repair or replacement of the air conditioning/ heating unit and ductwork
• Repair the ceiling fans
• Repair the steeple spire
• Repair the beadboard ceiling in the study and foyer where moisture has entered
• Refinish the floor in the foyer and replace carpeting in the chapel
• Repair cracked plaster on the interior walls
• Repair the beadboard wainscoting in the sanctuary.
• Repaint the interior
• Repair the floor separation at the cutline from moving the chapel
• Scrape, sand and repaint the exterior walls.


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