Sulfur Springs comes alive with activity on Saturday
Sulfur Springs was bustling with activity on Saturday. A spring market, Earth Day celebration, Kids Kingdom renovation and a first responder event were among the many events on April 23, 2022 in Sulfur Springs.
At Buford Park, volunteers began arriving early April 23, 2022 for postings to do their part to restore the playground so that current and future generations of children can enjoy it as much as young people over the course of the last 25 years. The Adult Leadership Class took charge of the project and welcomed any help.
Saturday is actually the second day of the community cleanup effort. Many Sulfur Springs High School students, including members of the FFA, student council and Key Club, were joined by a group of high school and art and farm construction students who arrived Friday to help the class. leadership to kick things off by performing many tasks to kick things off. The art students brightened things up by painting the dragon on one side of the playground.
On Saturday, a 50-member team from Clayton Homes arrived to help volunteers, management and workers from S-&-S and Pro Classic Painting move the project forward. Bob Evans was also reportedly among the contributors. Sponsors included Alliance and City National Banks, Sherwin Williams and SSISD. Works included spreading soil and fresh mulch around the play area; replacing and repairing aging, broken or missing equipment; The painting; and recoloring.
Although volunteers weren’t able to update everything during the renovation event scheduled for April 22-23, Kids Kingdom is by far a safer playground where the community has come together to make sure that children would be proud to play.
A few blocks from Main Street and Gilmer Street, the SSDBA Spring Market was featured with various vendors setting up shop between 8 and 9 a.m. , carpentry, cosmetics, quilts and quilts, produce, edible treats, animals such as rabbits and goats, goat products and specialty items.
People began strolling Main and Gilmer Streets of the market, enjoying local clothing and offerings from local merchants before 9 a.m.
Right across on Celebration Plaza, people brought their kids on Earth Day with the Plant Niche. The children frolicked on the grass while the adults toured the stalls of vendors offering everything from information on solar options to wind chimes and other items made from items found in nature, plants, treats, hair mats and a street taco vendor.
Trees were available for planting as well as seeds for butterfly gardens and bee pollinators. The Hopkins County Master Gardeners were on hand to distribute gifts and information and promote their upcoming plant exchange. Event coordinator Erika Mayorga said this year was a good start that she hopes will grow each year with more people participating and taking an interest in Earth Day.
Further east in Pacific Park, families and community members came out from 10 a.m. to meet Sulfur Springs police and firefighters, as well as county firefighters and EMS personnel. from Hopkins and enjoy a delicious complimentary BBQ lunch courtesy of the Town of Sulfur Springs.
Families and neighbors strolled and other community members drove to the park.
The kids went home with bags of goodies to take home, jumped in the bouncy house and toured the fitness field and enjoyed visiting the fire trucks, ambulances, police department Polaris and reviewing patrol vehicles. Young people also had the opportunity to participate in a draw by age category to win bicycles offered as door prizes.