The Sesquicentennial celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with vendors selling various wares and musical entertainment. The celebration is being held in the area downtown next to the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library.
The play begins at 5:30 p.m. under the direction of David Vickers.
Some of the characters portrayed include: Mary Hefferman. Portrayed by Lou Adele May, who tells how her family was massacred at their home on Poesta Creek; Captain A.C. Jones, portrayed by Bill Scott, who tells of his birth in eastern Texas and how he became a lawman at an early age, becoming sheriff of Goliad at the age of 28; and Thomas Welder, portrayed by Rodney Nance, who tells the story of going up the trail with a herd to the railheads in Kansas.
Vickers, in a previous interview, said musical entertainment will be interspersed with the presentations, starting with traditional Mexican music provided by a local mariachi group.
At one point, choir members from the Bethlehem Baptist Church will perform and the presentation is scheduled to end with kindergarten children singing “Texas My Texas.”
At one point during the event, a local dance group is expected to perform a flapper dance from the 1920s era.