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A Thumbs Up for Fall Festival’s Activities Downtown

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Fall Festival is an annual October event in Hopkins County. But that doesn’t mean that Fall Festival fun can’t be summer fun too! As a fundraiser, Festival board president Tracy Dennis and her committee are planning the “Splish Splash Water Bash”  in downtown Sulphur Springs on Saturday July 15th., bringing a huge 28-foot-tall “Purple Crush” water slide and a 70-foot long Hawaiian Dual Slip n Slide. These will be set up on the north side of the downtown square in front of Alliance Bank, closing off that portion from traffic for the day. Kids age 12 and under can enjoy the bash for free, and kids age 13 and up will be charged $5 each. So, with the popular splash park theme already in place downtown, the day should truly be a “bash”!

Another summer event planned by the Fall Festival committee is a return appearance by Emerald City, voted “Best Live Party Band in Dallas”. This group has performed over 5,000 corporate events and 4,000 weddings in their 30-year touring career as a high-energy dance band that all ages love. The concert will be held in the Civic Center arena on Friday August 25 at 8 pm.

In September, the Fall Festival committee will feature another event new to Sulphur Springs, Caged Dodgeball. Local businesses, industries and organizations are encouraged to form teams, get into the dodgeball competitions, and compete for Best Costume/Uniform  and Best Team Name titles.  Cost to enter a team is $50. Play will take place in the area of the first block of North Davis Street.

The 48th annual Fall Festival is Hopkins County’s county fair. It’s  is set for October 21-28, 2017 and will include a week of family fun, the Cover Girl competitions and the World Championship Hopkins County Stew Cook-off. For full details, phone Tracy Dennis at 903-243-1925 or email [email protected]

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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