Fort Cavazos Fall Fest opens with Cowboys 4 Heroes

Karen Cullum stirs a pot of her Champion Chili at Cowboys 4 Heroes 2023. (U.S. Army photo by John Miller, Fort Cavazos Public Affairs)

FORT CAVAZOS, Texas —  Fort Cavazos hosted its Fall Fest 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 21 near the Phantom Warrior Center here.

The fest was open to all military identification holders. Events included a pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, and D.J. music and of course plenty of food.

“We just try to pay back to the military for our freedom,” said Melvin Mayo, Cedar Top Chuck Wagon Ministry from Canton, Texas.

The Cowboys 4 Heroes Foundation provided free meals  to the Fort Cavazos community as thank you for their service to our nation.

Greg Lyles one of the founders of Cowboys 4 Heroes said, “Last year we severed over 20,000 meals, but the joy of serving is its easy. Its easy to fulfil our mission of serving vets and soldiers.”

The C4H Foundation’s mission: “Cowboys 4 Heroes assists combat veterans during the challenging transition from active duty to civilian life. The volunteers that comprise the Cowboys 4 Heroes help veterans with combat related wounds of war as they and their families find and adjust to their new normal. Since 2010, Cowboys 4 Heroes donors and volunteers have provided more than 750,000 meals to transitioning veterans and their families while providing more than $275,000 in educational support to FFA and 4H Youth that raise the steer which are locally processed and provided to the program partners to assist veterans and their families.

Tyler Stout and family enjoying Cowboys 4 Heroes. (U.S. Army photo by John Miller, Fort Cavazos Public Affairs)

Weesatche 4 Warriors cooking team. (U.S. Army photo by John Miller, Fort Cavazos Public Affairs)

Greg Lyles Founder of Cowboys 4 Heroes talks about how easy it is to serve Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by John Miller, Fort Cavazos Public Affairs)

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