Milo Holt's Old Time Western Film Club, now in its 31st year, continues its tradition of presenting daylong festivals that feature everything from 16mm cowboy movies and Western music to staged "gunfights" for the kids. There's also Western memorabilia for sale including cowboy books, videotapes, pictures and posters. And if you're lucky, the good ladies from Piney Grove Methodist Church will provide food again.
Filmwise, you might witness the likes of Rocky Lane in Renegades of Sonora, or Charles Starrett and Russell Hayden in West of Tombstone, along with a Foghorn-Leghorn cartoon. And there are prizes--which, as any cowboy knows, can make you sit a little taller in the saddle. Holt, a joke-cracking and harmonica-playing regular in the house band at Charlie's Barn in Pittsboro, is now in his 80s. "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be," he says. And he promises to keep his Old Time Western Film Club going as long as the Lord allows. Catch the latest festival Oct. 27, starting at 10 a.m. at Charlie's Barn, Route 64, six miles west of Pittsboro (turn right on Buckner Clark Road, left on Hillside Music Road).