Knife And Tomahawk Contest In Hawkins

Dozens of East Texans took part in a frontier heritage competition today in Hawkins. The tomahawk and knife-throwing event took place at Hawkins City Park. Competitors were required to wear 1840's period costumes.

They came from all over Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, competing in age groups from 6 years old to 80 years old, men and women's divisions. The two-day competition awards throwers on a combined-points system. Top scorers get cash prizes.

The competition continues at Hawkins City Park Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Many competitors will move on to the national competition in Oklahoma next month.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.