Members of Taylor’s Organization, students representing FFA Programs in East Montgomery County, Law Enforcement Officials and others participated in the annual Parade and Car Show held during the East Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo. This is the third year Taylor’s Organization has put on the parade and car show; the latter benefits the FFA Scholarship program. It was held the morning of September 26 at Bull Sallas Park.
Here are some pictures of the parade:
Taylor’s Organization President Allen Taylor said he was excited and grateful he got to attend the Parade and Car Show. Taylor is continuing to recover from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on August 8. Among the injuries Taylor suffered included six broken ribs.
“I’m moving around and at about 70 percent,” said Taylor. I’m excited just to be here today. This is something that’s big for Taylor’s Organization. This is our third year for this. “We’re trying to bring all the people from East Montgomery County together. It’s exciting how many people showed up today for this.” We wanted to help raise money for the FFA Scholarship program.”
Following the parade and car show, awards were handed out to the best parade entries as well as cars.
Before all of those awards were handed out, a special “Hero Award” was given to Kristin Wilson, a 911 dispatcher for Harris County, who helped catch the suspect who ran into Taylor’s motorcycle, then left the scene of the accident.
“Allen was actually with the motorcycle organization at one of my deputy’s funerals. After we left, we had all gotten onto Interstate 10. I was several cars behind, and all of a sudden traffic came to a stop, and I saw his body rolling down the road, said Wilson. I just put my car in park, and took off running to make sure he was okay. By the grace of God, there was a private ambulance company a couple of cars behind me, so they were able to assist me in assessing his injuries, and making sure that he was okay.”
Wilson said after she left, she noticed the suspect’s vehicle up on the ramp to go to the Beltway.
“I didn’t know it was the suspect vehicle at the time. Two people had said that a white vehicle hit him,” said Wilson. I didn’t know if it was possibly an elderly person who was disoriented, had a heart attack or stroke, or a low blood sugar incident. So, I went to pull over behind them to check on them, and as soon as I got in the lane behind them, they had proceeded onto the Beltway.” I called my dispatch just to let them know, and if they could run a plate (license plate number) for me and log it, and then I saw the damage down the side of her vehicle.” That’s when I said I think I have the suspect vehicle, and units were then sent to me, and they were able to apprehend her.”
Wilson said she’s very grateful she was able to help Allen Taylor.
“I’m really glad that God put me in his life that day to make sure that he was okay. I feel lucky that I was able to help him, said Wilson. It was already such an emotional day. I had to give a last call for my deputy over the radio, then this happened.”
Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts served as the Grand Marshal for the Taylor’s Organization Parade and Car Show this year. Metts said he’s so grateful that the East Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo is going on this year.
“Last year, Tropical Storm Imelda happened, and we had to cancel the show for the kids, as well as the fair and cookoff. Then this year, we were uncertain because of COVID-19, but we are grateful the fair and rodeo is happening, and we are having a good time, said Metts. “We are so pleased that we were able to have the show for the kids. “It was a successful show with the sale of the kids’ livestock, as well as their arts and exhibits.”
Here are more pictures from the parade and the Parade and Car show winners: