A local celebration honoring Quanah Parker will take place at Pilgrim Baptist Church and Cemetery in Elkhart. The event dovetails with Gov. Greg Abbot;s naming second Saturday in September Quanah Parker Day. Roughly 100,000 descendants of Elder John Parker, Quanah Parker's great-grandfather, live in the United States today, many in Anderson and Houston County.
Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Parker Family Reunion Committee will sponsor an event at the site of the original church started by Elder Daniel Parker, Quanah's great-uncle.
The Elkhart event is driven by Scott Nicholson and Cynthia Ann Burke, who plan to share stories of Quanah's ties to the area.
The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at Saturday's event.