TABER – After weeks of anticipation, the One Horse Town event took over the Town of Taber on Saturday, Sept. 15, and if videos posted to social media are any indicator it was a big success.
Mayor Andrew Prokop says the town was buzzing for weeks regarding the possibility of them getting the event.
“We’re extremely excited that we were able to be chosen, and obviously we gained a lot of support from our local and area people voting on our behalf to make it happen.”
Prokop says they might never find out who nominated them for the contest in the first place, but they’re thrilled that somebody did.
“We just came off our 33rd annual Taber Corn Fest, which generates thousands of people visiting Taber for a couple of days, but we’ve never seen something like this [One Horse Town]. It’s a major event that saw some 4,000 people attend,” Prokop said.
The weather was colder than organizers expected it to be, but Coors representative Jessica Teixeira says attendees were prepared.
“This was the biggest One Horse Town we’ve had. This is our fourth year doing the One Horse Town event, and the venue was fantastic because it’s much bigger than any we’ve been able to work with in the past.”
Kira Isabella, Tim Hicks and Dallas Smith rocked the crowd at Confederation Park, and Teixeira says all of them were really excited to be there.
“They couldn’t wait to see Taber and the energy from the crowd,” she continued. “It’s the first type of concert that they’ve done in this nature, and they loved the spirit of it in a small town because they come from small towns.”
Prokop also wanted to offer his thanks to everyone who made the event possible.
“On behalf of the Town of Taber, we’d like to thank the Coors Banquet organization very much for their efforts. As well as our Town of Taber staff and the many volunteers that helped make this event work,” Prokop said.
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