Central’s Fall Festival gets a little bit bigger and better every year. Last night’s shindig saw nearly 700 — Mary’s count, not a preacher’s count — of our members and tons of people from our downtown neighborhoods share costumes and candy, games and activities, and about four tons of Frito Pie.








We had our usual game booths and food items and Karaoke stage. Steve Nordyke was covered in cotton candy for the tenth year in a row, Pat Treat painted dozens of faces, and Mark Love refused to sing. The Amarillo Discovery Center stole the evening, though, with the animals they brought: two massive pythons, a chameleon, hedgehogs, rabbits, and a giant hissing cockroach. Their corner of Sneed Hall was packed all night.

The intergenerational focus of the fun is an important highlight for us. And meeting so many people who’ve never been inside our building before is such a joy.

Congratulations to Mary and Sarah and all the volunteers who pulled off another stellar event.