By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Cowboy Claus rides again


November 30, 2023


Rob Henrekin takes festival goers on his wagon during the Ovando Christmas Festival on Nov. 24

Cowboy Claus made his annual visit to the Ovando Christmas Fest for the 23rd time. He rode into town on Bill and Dena Hooker's faithful steed Nic, who has been carrying Cowboy Claus to the Christmas Fest for 15 years.

This years' celebration on Nov. 25 included craft vendors filling the Ovando gym and Rob Henrekin's wagon with his team of black percherons ferrying visitors back and forth from downtown Ovando to the gym.

Children's activities happened at the church and Christmas trees were available as a new venue. The locally harvested trees were sold by the Blackfoot Commercial Company....

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