6th Annual Hope Train Days

By Staff, 05/5/18 11:53 PM

The Hope Downtown Network held their 6th Annual Hope Train Day celebration today May 5, 2018. The celebration was held in Downtown Hope.

The vendors were selling everything from clothes and jewelry to home decor and baked goods. While parents were shopping, there were activities such as face painting, bounce slide, train ride, and a water dunk tank for the kids to enjoy!

The HAPS students had a booth of their own for a Denny’s Place where they sold pavers for people to paint that will be placed on the school campus.

The Southwest Arts Council memebers were also present today carrying out their “Hope For the Future” project. Kids got to put there hand print on the sidewalk. At the end of the day they had 190 handprints. The painted hand prints can be viewed in the 100 block of East Division Street. Mariano Padilla of Buenos Aires who recently finished his masterpiece of the razorback which is painted on the sidewalk attend today to see people view his work.

Hope Dancetastics showcased all their talent with dancers from preschool to high school. They performed group dances and had individual dancers.

The 2nd Annual baggo tournament was held as well. The team winning fourth place received gift certificates to Tailgaters Burger. In third place and winning $100 was the Creek Boys. The Madbaggers and the Calhoun team placed in first and second, for second place they received $200 and for first place they received $300. The teams placing in first, second, and third all received Train Day 2018 memorabilia cup for each teammate.