Harper community to mark 150th birthday on June 15

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By Danny Hirt— With Harper reaching the century and a half mark in age this year, the community located in the western part of Gillespie County has planned a day jam-packed with family-friendly activities on Saturday, June 15.

Things get underway at 8 a.m. with a Cowboy Breakfast in the Harper Community Park. The cost of the meal is by donation.

Next up will be a parade at 10 a.m. led by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Chapter of Fredericksburg Lone Star Rifles Color Guard, in remembrance of Harper having been founded as a Confederate town in 1863. The group will also perform a Civil War cannon salute in the park at 2 p.m.

Events planned throughout the day will include:

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