On Tuesday, October 8th, Cave Creek paraded the challenge for the title of “The West’s Most Western Town” right up to the doors of Scottsdale’s City Hall. Yes. We mean literally a “parade,” though it was a small one. After all, Cave Creek’s a small town.
Watch video of the parade here
Leading the “Challenge” parade down the streets of Scottsdale to the city council meeting was Cave Creek business owner T.C. Thorstenson and his frisky buffalo Harvey Wallbanger. Bob Fox, of Wild at Heart, was close behind accompanied by his Western Red-tailed Hawk Roja adorned in a red neck bandana. Next, in the line-up, was the Cave Creek Unified School District’s marching band with blaring horns, drums and baton twirlers. Cave Creek mayor, Vince Francia, and councilmen Reg Monachino, Mike Durkin, Charlie Spitzer and Adam Trenk comfortably followed in a four-wheeled horse-drawn wagonette (circa 1858) drawn by horse Charlie the Perceron. The Cave Creek sheriff’s posse brought up the rear with Creekers on horseback, including Cave Creek Merchant & Events president Johnny Ringo, in tow. Cave Creek residents in Western attire strolled along beside the parade in support.
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