Richmond will be the scene of the annual Outlaw Days event today.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Natalie Lamar:

Natalie Lamar

Lamar explained the history behind the event.  “Outlaw Days commemorates when Jesse James robbed a local bank here in Richmond back in the 1800’s,” said Lamar, “It’s not an emphasis on anything bad that happened in town, but just recognizes the history we have here in Richmond.  We have kiddie parades.  This year we have a new edition with some adult, old-fashioned games we will be playing.  The little deputies will be sworn in, as well as bands all day long.   The Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star will provide bingo.”

There will also be a wide variety of vendors on site this year.  “We also have a lot of historical demonstrators coming to show a lot of woodworking and things they did back in the old days,” said Lamar, “We will have fantastic food vendors with barbecue and fish.  The historical society will be selling old-fashioned soup and then there’s also going to be a pie bake-off.”

All events will take place in the downtown area.