Thorndale Revue kicks off weekend events

One of four young ladies will be named Miss Thorndale tonight at 7 p.m. during the Thorndale Revue. Contestants are, from left, Madilynn Scruggs - sponsored by Gran’s Cafe; Ashton Kiesling - sponsored by K5 Fabrication LLC; Lauren Newton - sponsored by Thorndale Gattiwagon; and Madilyn Paulette Morton - sponsored by Morton Transportation.






A weekend of fun in Thorndale kicks off tonight when a new Miss Thorndale is crowned at the Thorndale Revue.

Four young ladies will compete for the title at 7 p.m. in the Thorndale ISD cafeteria. Madilynn Scruggs, Ashton Kiesling, Lauren Newton and Madilyn Paulette Morton will compete for Miss Thorndale.

Friday night will see the start of the annual Thorndale VFD BBQ Cook-Off with a performance by Kevin Fowler with TUB opening from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Fireman’s Softball Tournament will also take place along with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday will bring arts and crafts, horseshoe tournaments, 42 tournament, washer pitching and opening ceremonies presenting Miss Thorndale and her court at 11:30 a.m. 

The Thorndale Firemen Ladies Auxiliary will host a Turkey and Dressing fundraiser dinner at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall. Serving begins at 11 a.m. for $10 a plate. Desserts available for a free-will offering.

Snake River Red will open for Josh Ward from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Pure country music artist Josh Ward just released his new album “More Than I Deserve” on May 4.  The album has had over 250,000 streams in just a few weeks.  It debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and debuted at No. 5 on the iTunes country albums chart.  His new single “All About Lovin’” is already at No. 2 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart.  He is on his way to his 10th No. 1 hit single on the TRR Chart.

Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler took a couple of years to take stock of his artistic career, launch his own record label, then write and record “How Country Are Ya?” the old-fashioned way. 

“How Country Are Ya?” – Fowler’s seventh studio album and his first for Kevin Fowler Records in a joint venture with Nashville’s Thirty Tigers - is the good-timing, tradition-steeped and honky-tonk-stomping Amarillo native’s return to basics effort. A year in the making, the album features 15 fresh tunes (he wrote all of them except for the raucous instrumental “Mousturdonus“) and was produced by Ken Tondre, Fowler’s drummer, at Tondre’s The Compound Recording Studio in Austin.