Citywide Fall Festival a huge success for the community

By: 
MELINA DURAN
Editor

Many citizens came out in their favorite Halloween costume and made the night successful for the annual Citywide Fall Festival.
Local churches partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to provide a family friendly, free evening for children and their families.
Last year the Fall Festival moved to the Coliseum Parking Lot. Lisa Eaker, Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church, helped coordinate the Fall Festival, “We are thankful for City Manager David Vela and Nolan County Coliseum General Manager Terry Locklar who have helped make the Fall Festival possible and create a safe night for families in the community.”
The Fall Festival definitely had something for everyone this year!
There were games, hamburgers, hotdogs, and of course, candy! Richard Fergeson, former President of the Sweetwater and Nolan County Chamber of Commerce, and local business owner says, “The need for community is a primal one: we all need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. I love Sweetwater, and as a community, events like this show our true selves. It shows selfless dedication of volunteers who strive continually to improve and make Sweetwater great. A town isn’t its physical location, streets, or buildings, but it’s defined by its citizens and we have some of the best.”
The Community Fall Festival was made up of fun game booths and decorated trunks that gave out candy hosted by churches and businesses of the community.
The event was held from 5:30pm-7:30pm yesterday evening.

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