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where_r_the_peop le

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Apr 12, 2008
 
Anybody go to the home and garden show yesterday or last night? We did and I bet there was not 20 people looking around. As far as the vendors, there were about half of what there usually are and only one of the vendors said they sold anything. This was at one time a great event to go to - and couldn't hardly walk because there were so many people. What happened?
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#2
Apr 12, 2008
 
Probably be a better day today for the home and garden show. More people will go out on a Saturday.
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#3
Apr 12, 2008
 
the reason for less vendors is you wouldnt believe the outrageous price the vendors have to pay to even do the event. The first year it was opened, you'd have to pay for 3 months worth of advertising -which i want to say was about a total of $900.00, just to get a booth. & I think the next year was worse than that.. & We didnt sell maybe 200.00 worth of products. The economy is horrible.
Angela Ward

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#4
Apr 12, 2008
 
Want vendors and traffic - get a (affordable!) booth at the 47th Annual Paris Art Fair (hosted by the YWCA Paris and Lamar County) Saturday, May 10th - call me and I'll send you some information...
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#5
Apr 12, 2008
 
The art fair is a big joke and rip off also. They should have never moved it off of the campus. At least when it was there, you could spend the whole day walking around enjoying yourself. Now, it's just like any other event at the Civic Center - a bunch of sweaty people jammed in to an unairconditioned building, trying not to knock over vendors tables that are all jammed together because there isn't enough room to spread out. Don't forget to leave your kids at home for this one also, there's no telling how lost they'll get between all those people bumping into one another, and you're left sweating and stinking even more from having to wade through all of them.
Angela Ward

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#6
Apr 12, 2008
 
I hate that you've had a bad experience at the Paris Art Fair! I only hope that the changes that we have made in the last year will make it a more enjoyable experience for you, and for your family should you choose to share it with them. I think that if you attend this year you'll see some real changes that you might like.

I thought it was cool at the campus, too, but time and volunteer constraints make it difficult to move around. That's why last year and again this year we are making much better use of space and spreading the festivities onto the lawn on the south side. It just seems cooler on the lawn, don't you think... I'm sure it's because it's less crowded. and we're making a real effort to return to those days when it was more "arts" than shrinkwrap and more "crafts" than barcodes.At any rate, just wait until next year! I've got even bigger and better changes coming!

I think it's a wonderful event, and we've gotten great response from thousands of people who attended last year. I only hope that I can make it better for everyone, including you, "interesting". Let me know if you want to throw in some ideas for improvement or volunteer for the event!
Retired

Paris, TX

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Apr 12, 2008
 
I'm not tring to bad mouth Paris as I often get accused of, but how many H&G shoes, tinsels & tidings, pumpkin fest, misc. reoccuring paris event can you go to? Same same same same same.
I'm just saing things get old after awhile.
Branch out folks
Really

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Apr 12, 2008
 
Retired wrote:
I'm not tring to bad mouth Paris as I often get accused of, but how many H&G shoes, tinsels & tidings, pumpkin fest, misc. reoccuring paris event can you go to? Same same same same same.
I'm just saing things get old after awhile.
Branch out folks
How long have you lived in Paris? You must have lived in a larger city. And this is not intended to be argumentative, either,. just curious.
When we first came back to Paris, we had difficulty adjusting to the small town atmosphere, but after getting accustomed to it, I would not want to live anywhere else, unless it was another small town such as this.
Yes, there is crime, but not nearly what it was in the city we lived in previously. I had rather rear my children in a smaller community as opposed to a large. It's easier to keep up with what friends and other things that go on with teenagers.
Small town folks enjoy a slower pace of life and these functions allows friends and acquaintances to see each other more often, particularly if they move in different circles.
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Paris, TX

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#9
Apr 13, 2008
 
See there.
I just said I was not bagging on Paris.
Just giving a reason why a slower turn out for venders & event visiters might not reach a record high.
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Paris, TX

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#10
Apr 13, 2008
 
I do enjoy Paris. I just find alot of things amusing. Look at my posts. I have never called this a back woods hillbilly fest, or blew anything out of preportion. I just state what I see. If people get offended, well....it must be truth.
I'm not going anywhere. It's worth sticking around to see whats next.
Have a great day Paris.
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Apr 13, 2008
 
Retired wrote:
See there.
I just said I was not bagging on Paris.
Just giving a reason why a slower turn out for venders & event visiters might not reach a record high.
It was not mt intentions to be critical, I just wondered how long you had lived here.

When we moved to Paris from the Dallas area, I didn't think I would ever get accustomed to being so far behind times. We are "tawking' slow.. about 4 or 5 years. But I did.
My point was, I had rather live in a small community that is slower, than live in a larger city that has a faster pace of life and let's say.. many more things to do with more "planning ahead."
I'm sorry if I came across as being critical of you, it certainly was not intended.
Retired

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#13
Apr 13, 2008
 
Its ok
I have lived here for 8 years.
I'm happy here to.
TruthSeeker

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Cell phones and the internet have made the younger generations worldy wise and not nearly as isloated and insulated as older generations growing up here. Among the young, there is a nationwide culture of slang, gangs, drugs, music (rap and hip hop), that is essentially urban in nature and small towns do not escape this by any stretch. The youth subculture is much more tech savvy and cutting edge than their forbears in many ways, even if they lack the common sense, fiscal responsibilty, and morality of the older generations.
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no worries, In 2012 all electricity will be turned off & they will canabilize each other.
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Retired wrote:
no worries, In 2012 all electricity will be turned off & they will canabilize each other.
lol love it. you should put this on the CLIMATE SHIFT post that those loonies are tryin to scare everybody on.
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Retired wrote:
I'm not tring to bad mouth Paris as I often get accused of, but how many H&G shoes, tinsels & tidings, pumpkin fest, misc. reoccuring paris event can you go to? Same same same same same.
I'm just saing things get old after awhile.
Branch out folks
You seem to complain about Paris an awful lot. I remember your negative post about the pancake and chili suppers.

If you think Paris needs to branch out, why don't you offer solutions instead of sitting on your butt complaining?

Get out there and DO something. I'm sure a big city person like you has a lot of ideas for us small town hicks and our ways of doing things.
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lol love it. you should put this on the CLIMATE SHIFT post that those loonies are tryin to scare everybody on.
...First of all, it's not talking about a climate shift, it's talking about a shift in consciousness ( see Redfield's CELESTINE PROPEHECY...what many Christians call the "Rapture"). Secondly, it's not trying to "scare" anyone, just inform them and help them to prepare themselves for coming events.
Yay for Paris

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TruthSeeker wrote:
<quoted text>...First of all, it's not talking about a climate shift, it's talking about a shift in consciousness ( see Redfield's CELESTINE PROPEHECY...what many Christians call the "Rapture"). Secondly, it's not trying to "scare" anyone, just inform them and help them to prepare themselves for coming events.
Would you just get over it already??!!
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Paris Texas, I'm sure you are the same one who thinks I keep calling everyone hicks...which I haven't.
I also told you & all the VFD suppers was a mistake & taken wrong.
Why should I do anything. people like me & our fancy ways would just complain about it.
I'd rather go do what I like to do elsewhere as there are no facilities here to use.
I guess I could get a harely, bow hunt, join the PSA & get rich, or make bling tee shirts to sell at the art fair, county fair, H&G shoe, & Gala silent auction.
I dont make this stuff up. It's hi-larious. Becides every small town ( Including the one I came from , sugar britches) has the same crap over & over. We wouldn't want people to branch out & try new things.
Seriously, don't you like to get out & see new things?
Do you really like eating the same things over & over again?
Do you like having the same conversations with the people you were talking bad about to your friends the night befor?
Do you like having endless options of fried chicken.
Look, ask yourself this-
Why do the large majority of folks here think my posts of observations are funny & a small fraction get upset by the truth?
I laugh at the dumb mistakes I make all the time. so laugh at yourselk & smile every now & again & you'll fell alot better, I promis.
Thanks to my fans.
I'm off to stand in line at chili's......
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Apr 14, 2008
 
Retired wrote:
Paris Texas, I'm sure you are the same one who thinks I keep calling everyone hicks...which I haven't.
I also told you & all the VFD suppers was a mistake & taken wrong.
Why should I do anything. people like me & our fancy ways would just complain about it.
I'd rather go do what I like to do elsewhere as there are no facilities here to use.
I guess I could get a harely, bow hunt, join the PSA & get rich, or make bling tee shirts to sell at the art fair, county fair, H&G shoe, & Gala silent auction.
I dont make this stuff up. It's hi-larious. Becides every small town ( Including the one I came from , sugar britches) has the same crap over & over. We wouldn't want people to branch out & try new things.
Seriously, don't you like to get out & see new things?
Do you really like eating the same things over & over again?
Do you like having the same conversations with the people you were talking bad about to your friends the night befor?
Do you like having endless options of fried chicken.
Look, ask yourself this-
Why do the large majority of folks here think my posts of observations are funny & a small fraction get upset by the truth?
I laugh at the dumb mistakes I make all the time. so laugh at yourselk & smile every now & again & you'll fell alot better, I promis.
Thanks to my fans.
I'm off to stand in line at chili's......
Geeze. To not have been bored in this town you have it down to a T!! lol

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