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Wild West Fest at Cadillac Ranch benefits Bertram library

MARBLE FALLS — The Wild West Fest will be like just what the name suggests — filled with action and, of course, dancing and live music.

 The Friends of the Bertram Library’s fundraising event is June 14 at the Cadillac Dance Hall, located at 1375 FM 1855, just off U.S. 281 between Marble Falls and Burnet and Marble Falls. Activities get under way at 5:30 p.m. with music and dancing kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

“This was a huge success the first time we had the Wild West Fest,” Friend’s president Jane Almquist said. “Everyone had a great time, and we had a great turnout.”

Admission to the dance with music provided by Eddie Shell and the Not Guilties is $15 (cash or check only) at the gate or in advance at the Bertram Free Library,  170 N. Gabriel in Bertram, or by calling (512) 355-3113. Set-ups and food, including fajitas, steak and catfish, will be available at an outside bar. The event is BYOB.

Money raised will go toward new library computers and updating older computers.

Other activities at the fest include a Western photos booth, where attendees can have their pictures taken as a cowboy or a dance hall gal for $5, and horse races on a battery-operated track, also for $5.

“The horse races are so much fun,” Friends member Judy Hardin said. “A crowd always gathers around the race track for a race to cheer on the horses.”

There also will be $5 tours of an 1870s authentically furnished dogtrot house that has been used as a backdrop for movies and a collection of classic cars.