Cowboys ready to ride into town

Tami McGreevy remembers summer weekends traveling around the state — sometimes as far as northeast Kansas — to perform as an Old West dance hall girl and promote Ellsworth’s annual Cowtown Festival. Her “partner in crime” was Stacie Schmidt. Together, the two, along with other local volunteers, offered 30 minutes or more of “magic, music and dancing.”

That was in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

More than two decades later, the music and dancing — minus the magic — continue on the streets of Ellsworth with the town’s annual Cowtown Festival. This year’s celebration will be Aug. 24-26 under the banner of “Throwback Thru Time.”

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