It was the 27th annual Story Days this last weekend and what a weekend it was. Beginning Friday with a Dutch Oven Cook-Off and ending Sunday with a church service and potluck lunch, there was something for everyone, old and young alike.
It's just a time for folks to cut loose and celebrate Story one last weekend before school starts. Saturday kicked off breakfast and a parade. Then there was the 'Ben Hur' style outhouse chariot racing down Main.
There was something always going on, but the biggest draw was the 5th annual Kid's Rodeo held at the Wagon Box Inn. Stevie Phillips helped organize the event and said Story Days doesn't have to be just about drinking.
There was the boot race, roping events, and the ever-popular mutton bustin' where kids rode a sheep, well, a few made the ride. There was even chicken ropin'. But when asking people what they thought was the best part of Story Days, it was one word...fun.
Michelle Pierce lives in Story and said this is something that everyone looks forward to.
Jo Cooper has attended Story Days for the past eleven years. She said it best.
This year's theme was "STORY...Treasure in the Pines."