The Annual Arnold Community Educational Services Health Fair on The Square, held on Saturday, July 17, was a huge success.
The morning was gorgeous and the crowds were out. On the west side of The Square, things were hopping as booth after booth was set up to offer all types of information about health services, as well as blood pressure checks and other services.
Food was in great supply, as many booths were offering snacks of various kinds.
Over on the Brisendine Plaza, the Kids Farmers Market was going strong with vegetables and baked goods available for everyone. Harvest Festival Queen candidates were also around selling baked goods and tickets.
Dr. Riley and Tenhca’s had the east side of The Square handled with great breakfast and lunch at Tencha’s, and great information and freebies at Dr. Riley’s. Dr. Riley also had a great door prize for the taking.
OoohLaLa was open, as was Buddy’s and D’s Barbed Wire and Lace. It was like the old days, as people strolled around The Square taking advantage of the retail offerings.
El Nortinito was set up on the south side, ready to provide some really great frozen drinks!
Along with the retail shops open on the north side of The Square, The Triple D was open with all kinds of healthy food available for lunch.
The Car Show on the west side was a huge hit. So many really cool cars and pickups. So much fun to just walk around and imagine what it would be like to drive one of those snazzy Corvettes!
Over on the south side, the Fire Department had trucks ready to hose everyone down as the sun began to beat down and the humidity rose. Humidity?? Where did that come from in good old West Texas?
All of this was set off by the Terry County Strings set up on the Courthouse lawn playing gospel and country tunes. People had their lawn chairs under the shade enjoying the music.
It was the kind of day that makes you wonder why we don’t do this kind of stuff more often. Thanks to the crew at ACES for a great morning on The Square! We are looking forward to so much more from ACES this year as we, hopefully, get back to normal!