Tamikia Jackson, left, prepares a sausage wrap for Charles Carr, of Coolidge, at the Eastern Star Heroines of Jericho food booth at the Coolidge Mesquite Tree Festival, on Saturday, May 13. Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
Dekodeh Finley, 8, of Coolidge, aims a ping pong ball at jars of colored water in a game at the Coolidge Mesquite Tree Festival on Saturday, May 13. Watching, l-r, are Jake Bruckner, 11, and Memory Adam, both of Coolidge, and Adam’s nephew, Braxton Cannizalez, 1, of Oklahoma.
The Coolidge High School band, led by band director Rhonda Ivy at rear left, brings lively music to the Mesquite Tree Festival Parade, held Saturday, May 13, on Bell Street.
Spectators in the Coolidge Mesquite Tree Festival scramble to pick up candy thrown to them by personnel in the huge pink Lake Mexia Fire Department fire truck. The event took place Saturday, May 13, as the parade proceeded up and down Bell Street.