Humble readies for Good Oil Days
- Written by Patsy Oliver
From oil boom to streets in bloom Humble has a rich history in “Texas tea,” and each spring for the past 28 years, the city celebrates Good Oil Days on Main Street. Johnnie Ray Scroggins, Good Oil Days president and director of the Humble Civic Center, said he is looking to boost the event to its former glory days. “Last year the weather wasn’t good ... we’re hoping for wonderful weather this year. I want people to enjoy the excitement and heritage of this great city,” said Scroggins. He added that the event will be bigger and better this year than last, and he plans to make sure it gets better every year. A lot has changed for what was once Humble’s main thoroughfare. Horses and wagons no longer fill Main Street, and the old courthouse is now a pub, but the good old oil days are not forgotten. As a benefit to Humble’s Senior Activity Center, this annual gathering of food, fun, live music, and colorful blossoms has visitors coming from miles around. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can shop vendors’ booths, enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, listen to live entertainment, and purchase some of the most beautiful hanging baskets to be found. The seniors at the Center grow the flowers in their greenhouse and, after weeks of tending, they are brought to the Good Oil Days festival, where they are usually sold out long before closing time. Main Street will be closed from the railroad tracks to Avenue E, so that pedestrians can stroll in safety. Visitors can park in nearby lots or along the side streets. Entry to the festival is free. For more information, call the Humble Civic Center at 281-446-4140.