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Abilene State Park celebrates 80 years

By Dora Miller, dmiller@ktxs.com
Published On: Apr 05 2014 09:19:02 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 07 2014 08:13:56 AM CDT
AIBLENE, Texas -

The Abilene State Park celebrated its 80th birthday and Texas Heritage Day on Saturday.

The event was previously called Tartan Day, but was changed to Texas Heritage Day to incorporate the state's rich melting pot of different cultures and people.

The celebration featured a 5k run, games like tug-of-war and cornhole and live entertainment from the Abilene Bag Pipers, Promenade Squares Dance Club, Buffalo Soldiers and the Lone Star Cloggers of San Angelo.

Blake Woodall, assistant to Senator Troy Fraser and Region 5 State Park Director Rodney Franklin, was the guest speaker.