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Arp Heritage Festival

BUDDING TROUPER! Live music at the Heritage Festival May 14 came from Arp City Park Pavilion courtesy of Brett Westbrook, singing “Running for our Lives,” a composition by his own hand. Westbrook was performing in only his second live concert. He is a freshman at Troup High School. J. M. Jones/Press photo

ARP HERB HONORED. The Arp Garden Club dedicated a plaque in City Park recognizing the memory and efforts of Madeline Hill, a local herb authority who promoted to national attention the Arp Rosemary, used for cooking and seasoning. Linda Lain, president of the Houston-based Herb Society of America, planted an Arp Rosemary near the plaque. J. M. Jones/Press photo

SHE’S FLIPPING OUT! Seven-year-old Macy Mann of Arp does high leaps and somersaults with the help of the Sky Jump, a special ride brought from Tyler to the Heritage Festival. J. M. Jones/Press photo

RENAISSANCE RELIABLE. Children of all ages are entertained by Punch and Judy, and after all these centuries, the show still brings giggles and fascination from the audience. This show was by Professor DeWitt, whose characters have toured the United States and Europe. J. M. Jones/Press photo

SWEET AND SOUR TREATS were for sale at the table of Arp’s Sinclair Church of Christ. Fresh cakes and cookies, peanut patties,  favorite candies and pickles were offered by Autumn Small, Frederick Brown, Jordan Christopher, Simone Derrett, Agnes Roberson and (up front) Jaedyn Medlock and Keairra Christopher. J. M. Jones/Press photo

WAR TRACTOR. A fleet of vintage, restored tractors were displayed to the admiration of farmers, and education to those who think milk comes from a can. Here, Scott Croom of Gilmer brought his “completely operational” 1945 Farmall, one of eight classic tractors he owns. He is a member of the Lone Star Antique Tractor and Engine Association. J. M. Jones/Press photo

ICE CREAM by the cup was manufactured by the Old Iron Creamery, a 1937 ice cream machine restored by Daylen and Kara Borders of Kilgore and co-operated by their boys Chase, eight, and Bryce, six. Away from the parlor, Daylen Borders is a sales engineer for General Dynamics.  J. M. Jones/Press photo

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