Buckholts celebrates graduation, Cotton Festival events

The Buckholts Class of 2016 gathers for one last cheer at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies Friday night in the high school gm.

Salutatorian Jenerra Nicholle Uvalle speaks to her fellow classmates during graduation ceremonies last Friday evening.

Valedictorian Allison Julissa Deleon addresses her classmates at Buckholts graduation.


Speaker Cindy Hernandez challenges the Class of 2016 to make the most of their futures.

Gene Horton, owner of Circle V Store was grand marshal for the annual Cotton Festival Parade.

The Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department followed the grand marshal in Saturday's Cotton Festival Parade.

Buckholts High School graduation, the annual school reunion and the 29th Annual Cotton Festival filled a weekend of events in the small community this past weekend. After several days of heavy storms and flooding, commencement ceremonies were moved indoors for the 2016 graduating class of nine students.

Skies threatened rain again Saturday but that didn't deter the Cotton Festival parade and other activities in downtown Buckholts. Family activities filled the day.