Monday, September 24, 2012
Photos and video: Big Tex gets a lift for the 60th time
Workers erected the icon in time for the State Fair's opening on September 28.
DALLAS Big Tex is officially over the hill — way over it.
The installation “signals to all of us that the Texas state fair is just around the corner,” fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding told the crowd as the 52-foot cowboy and his 75-gallon cowboy were hoisted up at the fairgrounds.
“Being able to celebrate the 60th anniversary here has been in the works for a couple of years now,” she said.
About a dozen Girl Scouts joined Gooding at the microphone during the speech as they celebrated their organization’s 100th anniversary by gearing Big Tex up with a Girl Scout pin and a box of their famous cookies.
Girl Scout’s spokeswoman Ginger Greenberg announced The Big Tex exhibit will be accompanied by a commemorative Girl Scouts exhibit that is free to attend with any purchase of a State Fair of Texas admission ticket.
Gooding said both exhibits can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the fair’s 24-day run, which begins on Friday, September 28.
Big Tex “is a world-class exhibit,” she said, “a great exhibit.”
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