Churches joined together and held a carnival for young people today June 23 2012 in Spring Park in Searcy Arkansas. Spring Park's old pavilion was in use again as shown here.
I parked a little distance away on Spring Street and noticed a few old houses that are just about the same as they used to be. Look at this delightful shaded home with a welcoming porch.
And there was a sidewalk to walk on (old Searcy used to have lots of sidewalks.) It was just not maintained. I regret that builders today do not put sidewalks in their new subdivisions in Searcy Arkansas. I asked one once why they didn't and he said it would make the house cost more and the people wouldn't pay. I disagreed then and still do. Sidewalks are wonderful.