5K 007Old River-Winfree Founders Day is bringing back together the Texas Wall of Heroes and Founder Carson George; Ken Pridgeon, Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery in Baytown, Texas;  Boyce Morris, Old River-Winfree Founders Day Historian; and Billy Wallace, III and the Historical Reenactment Pioneers!

Along with the many contests, Carnival, and great vendors, there will be a 3K and 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project in Memory of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs.

Pfc Wesley R. Riggs has a huge place in our Old River-Winfree Founders Day events!  A little known fact is that Carson George’s son lies in rest next to Pfc. Riggs at the Houston National Memorial cemetary.  Also, Ken Pridgeon great fame and journey started at the 2010 Old River-Winfree Founders Day.  ORWFD had commissioned Ken to paint a portrait of Riggs.   Pfc Riggs was the FIRST warrior that Ken painted in what is now a nationally known Gallery of Warriors on Texas Avenue in Baytown.

The very first Portrait of a Warrior that started Ken Pridgeon on his journey is of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs

The very first Portrait of a Warrior that started Ken Pridgeon on his journey is of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs

October 12, 2013 is also a great time for the festival this year as the night before, Friday Night is Barbers Hill Independent School Districts Homecoming.  

Timing is really everything, isn’t it!

Boyce Morris, Old River-Winfree Founders Day Historian

Boyce Morris, Old River-Winfree Founders Day Historian

Make plans now to attend this historic event and honor our American warriors who gave all for our freedoms we enjoy today.

Visit the Old River-Winfree Founders Day website at orwfoundersday.com to find out more information.

See the photos and videos of the Texas Wall of Heroes, Ken “The Dauber” Pridgeon, and more at http://www.orwfoundersday.com/Photos-and-Videos.html

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