LONGHORNS AT CROSSROADS
Director Linda Carolan writes:
It wasn’t exactly the rugged country of beautiful Bandera, but the Crossroads Mall parking lot was transformed into a little bit of the Hill Country. Hay bales, chuck wagons, longhorns and ponies graced the boundaries of our performing area. The early morning sun bathed the dancers in brilliant sunlight and we were thankful for our early start time. Pedestrians soon became spectators as they paused to take in the surroundings and hear details about the upcoming “Celebrate Bandera” festivities which would take place Labor Day Weekend.
Not only were some of the young
Fire on the Mountain dancers tempted into pony rides, but Christina even braved
a perilous ride on the back of a solemn looking longhorn.
Whether it’s “Cowboy Day” or “Pioneer Day,” the Fire on the Mountain Cloggers are most flexible. We were pleased to be part of the entertainment during a family festival at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. We performed on the raised wooden stage and then finished our hour show by teaching the audience various Southern Appalachian figures including the ever-popular Ball of Yarn. The families who attended could participate in such fun pastimes as clogging, walking on stilts, shooting marbles, and running in the three-legged race. Homemade goodies included fresh kettle corn, root beer, and yummy ice cream.
The team also performs for local events such as The Austin Highway Revitalization Project, called “Sights, Tastes, and Sounds of the Awesome Austin Highway.”