Wall brand leaves mark for future

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher

Dozens of brands were etched into the woodwork at a wall branding ceremony on Saturday at the Travis Nelson Building.

The ceremony is all part of the centennial celebration of the Quay County Fair. Saturday’s event was hosted by the Wranglers 4-H Club.
The Travis Nelson Building also is the site of today’s 5 p.m. centennial reception of the Quay County Fair.

“It’s nice to see all the brands of the community,” said Toni Foote. Foote and her husband, David, were among the first to have their brand burned into the wood.

David Foote brought his mother’s and father’s brand, making a generational note for the Foote family.

Others also brought their family brands recognizing ancestors who homesteaded in Quay County, other parts of New Mexico and the Southwest.