Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Around Town: Greenville, TX

Another picture of the Hunt County Court House.

There have been many activities that have happened around this courthouse. There was an annual walkathon, to raise money to battle drugs, that started and ended at the courthouse. Everyone would meet there and walk together through town and then back to the courthouse. I think the trek was around ten miles. Once back at the courthouse we would listen to bands, drink sodas, eat, and draw for prizes. My family would go every year and the walk was nothing to us since we walked everywhere anyways.

Another event was the the Cotton Jubilee which had bed races. I do not know what the official title was for these races but that is exactly what happened. Teams would form, pay a fee to enter, and then build a rolling bed. If memory is correct there had to be four people to a team. One person would be in the bed and the other three would push. There would be four teams against each other at a time until there was a winner. I think one year there was a bed that only had three wheels.

Crossroads Mall

My dad helped build this mall. I do not ever remember it not being there. You cannot tell from the picture that this was a really busy mall. It is not as busy as it used to be unless there is an event there. When I was visiting there was a gun show held here and you could not find a parking place.

This mall used to house Walmart, back when it closed at night and before they built a new one across the interstate that did not close. I can still remember the popcorn machine at the front of the store and where the toys were.

Also that little yellow building to the right in the background is Taco Bueno. Can someone say yum?

Graham Park

I spent many holidays and non-holidays at this park. Specifically the Fourth of July. The city would have all sorts of festivities at the park, and after nightfall they would shoot off fireworks. I can still remember the foot paddle boats in the pond, the blankets spread on the ground over the burnt grass, and all of the food being cook by so many different vendors. One year we were unable to make it to the park and were able to see the fireworks from the house. Such fun!

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