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Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press September 6, .2017 L ~ Parade and Aqua Festival The Mermaid Society SMTX invites the public to its second annual event in downtown San Marcos on Sept. 16. The parade will take place downtown from 10 a.m. to noon, and will feature floats, music, the newly Crowned Mermaid Queen and her court, and pictures with mermaids. After the parade comes the Mermaid Festival, held at San Marcos Plaza Park. This event will Offer environmental and conservation presentations, a local art market and a variety of hands-on art-inspired workshops for all ages. See for more information. SMTX Pride, The community unites in a positive stance against violence and discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people and their allies. The goal is to bring awareness of unity and equality while building a community of support. This third annual festival held at the San Marcos Park Plaza Sept. 9 will feature a parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the Dunbar building, drag shows, speeches, music and more. See for more festival information. Fajita Fiesta 2017 On Sept. 29 and 30, Buda City Park will host the fourth annual Fajita Fiesta. Fajita Fiesta is a free event that offers something for all ages. Fiesta goers will experience the blending of foods, music and cultures. Events include cook-offs, live music, jalapeno eating contest, chihuahua beauty contest and more. See fajita-fiesta for more information. Dripping with Taste The annual Dripping with Taste festival will be held 12-6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center. Come out and sample the largest assortment of Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits available under one roof, at the 8th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival. This year's festival includes over 75 "tasteful" vendors and an estimated 2000 food and wine enthusiasts. Learn more at drippingspringst~org. listings, ease check our web te or call sa0vnine! Pie in the Sky: Hot air rises over inaugural test Continued from pg. 1C Commerce function Sellers met Susan Garrison, who is a hot air balloon pilot. Garrison had just re- turned from the National Hot Air Balloon Festival, which is held in east Texas. Sellers, a member of the planning committee of the National Hot Air Balloon festival, began chatting with Garrison of the plau- sibility of a similar event in Kyle. Nine months later and the conversation took flight. "We talked about how cool it would be for a hot air balloon festival in Kyle," Sellers said. "The two ideas blended together. Having a signature event that follows a signature destination appeal." Trying to draw people to a signature event, however, is the challenge for every community, Sellers said. The more tmique it is, the more it could be an attrac- tion. Marble Falls is currently one of the few Central Texas areas that has a bal- loon festival. Sellers said having a balloon festival in Kyle was the city's opportu- nity to take. "To incorporate such a unique draw with the Pie Company, it did come together very well," Seller said. it's About Thyme: Throw shade with oaks Continued from pg. 1C Austin Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic ~T~ ~ A~lr C~; deep green on top with a whitish underside. Unlike the smooth leaf of the live oak, the Chinquapins leaves are toothed or serrated. Sometimes we call it the 'Saw Tooth Oak.' This magnificent shade tree fits so well with the central Texas climate. It loves the heat and does well in our alkaline soil. It's very drought resistant and has few problems with insects and disease pests. Plant your Chinquapin on a well-drained location in full sun or just a little shade. With infrequent, deep waterings, this beauty can grow moderately fast, reaching an average height of 40 feet with an equal spread. Chinquapin's fall color is yellow to bronze, making it at top choice for fall color in the landscape. Their small acorns are loved by birds, squirrels, deer, and wild turkeys. For fall color, the Shumards (commonly known as the Texas red oak) are hard to beat. They carry their brilliant red/orange fall colors throughout November and December, and late trees can hold these colors even into lanuary. The stately Bur oak sheds its big leaves without fall color change. However during the winter months you can enjoy the stark beauty of their bark and branching structure.. Considered slow growing, the oaks have often been overlooked" by hgmeowners and property developers in their quest for fast ~rowing shade trees. eople have often made the mistake of choosing soft-wooded trees like Arizona ash, only to find a few years later that they are short lived and expensive to remove. The oaks, however, Ear & Hearing Hearing & Balance Evaluation Chronic Ear Infections Dizziness & Vertigo Thyroid & Parathyroid Ultrasound & Needle Biopsy Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Children's ENT Ear Tube Placement Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Nose & Sinus Endoscopic Sinus Surgery In-office Balloon Sinuplasty when planted properly and watered on a regular Allergy basis, can grow as much as 3 feet a year in height and width. That's fifteen feet in five years. Now that's shade! Happy gardening everyone! 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