Monday, August 8, 2016

AWE-some Mondays

Beginning in April and running through November, the first Friday of each month is celebrated with a street fair on the town square. There are food trucks, vendors, entertainment and plenty of people watching going on. There is a theme for each month and this past Friday was "Back to School". Along with the local high schools (we have two starting this year), several charter schools, the local community college, University of Arkansas, and a number of educational vendors were  present.
The Black & Gold of the Bentonville Tigers is now joined by the Blue & Gold of the Bentonville West Wolverines. Our town has grown to the point that a second high school will open in a few days, creating an instant rivalry in every sport.
For me, the entertainment highlight were these two local high school student hip-hop dancers. I was NEVER this flexible...never!
There was also a bike race. I don't know much about bicycle racing, but I believe that this was a 40 minute timed event. The course ran around the downtown area and included eight turns in a one mile course.
One thing that I do know is that few things are more colorful or more chaotic than the start of a bike race. It's a wonder that any of these guys escape having a wreck at some point in the race. For me, anything that involves a lot of activity from my knees has become a spectator sport. Have a blessed day.


  1. It looks like a fun time was had by all! You are right about those dancers being flexible, that is rather amazing.

  2. It looks like a lot of fun to me. Great having a second high school in town with the rivalries that will occur. I don't know much about bicycle racing myself but I do love the Tulsa Tough races. They are incredible athletes. Their "kits" are colorful and expensive.

  3. What a fun thing to do the first Friday of each month. So much entertainment and you can probably leave your wallet in your pocket too. I love people watching.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ☺

  4. It looks like you have lots of fun taking action photos, and you do it well, Driller.
    Thank you for sharing your pix at this week's photo linky party at image-in-ing:

  5. wow! that is some serious flexibility! and that first Friday of a month sounds as great fun.