For 43 years now the Gilstrap community has been hosting a gathering for family and friends to come out and enjoy the weather outdoors. This year’s event took place on Sept. 1. There was an abundance of interesting and exciting things to take part in that evening.
What was so nice to see is individuals from different backgrounds coming together to help raise money for a rural development in Butler County. Rural Developments are governing bodies over smaller communities in that state. Butler County is home to several rural developments. These individuals who serve on the board devote their time to helping sustain beautification and continuity.
Gilstrap is well worth the drive to go out and visit the area and see what it’s all about. There was nothing but smiles and sunshine that filled the grounds of the community center on Saturday. Activities which took place included a cake walk, raffles, carnival games for the kids, a meal along with wonderful pies to boot, a dunking booth and a live auction. Auctioneer Erin Moore donated his services for the occasion.
Gilstrap President Jarrod Evans was pleased with the partnership of individuals who took time to visit the festival on Sept. 1. Several area businesses and individuals donated items for the live auction. To top it off, the bakers definitely did not disappoint this year, by making some wonderful pies to be auctioned off for a great cause.