Yoakum’s Grand Birthday Bash!
Thanks to a growing number of downtown enthusiasts the City of Yoakum will celebrate its birthday for the first time in decades. According to local sources, land was donated by John May on July 28, 1887 for the creation of a town on the newly created San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. Uriah Lott, the railway owner, insisted on naming the town after his vice president and general manager, B.F. Yoakum.
“With cooperation from the City, sponsorship from the Chamber of Commerce, and contributions from multiple businesses, we’re going to have street dance!“ said Diane McCommas, chamber member and owner of the recently opened Perk & Brew. Yoakum’s Grand Birthday Bash will start in the late afternoon of July 28 when the area around the intersection of Lott and West Grand will be cordoned off. Admission, which is required for the TABC-approved permit, will be $5 for adults 21 years and over. Kids are free. Two bands will perform between 5pm to midnight; food trucks will be present. Beer and wine will be sold by the chamber and at the Perk & Brew.
For the latest details see the Yoakum Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
Photo: West Grand & Lott Street in the 1950’s