Celebrate Humble's Good Oil Days
- Written by Luisa Hart
Annual event features food, fun and more to benefit Senior Activity Center Each spring for the past 29 years, citizens have looked forward to the City of Humble version of founders day with their own celebration of heritage, known as “Good Oil Days.” After the community's Spring Cleanup event, the city has picked itself up and dusted itself off in order to welcome the crowd of people who are sure to attend again this year. Main Street in downtown Humble will come alive with food, fun, live music, vendors and more. Visitors come from miles around to stroll the streets and take a step back in time, as they spend a leisurely day taking in the sights and sounds of small-town Texas. Funds raised from the events benefit Humble's Senior Activity Center. The Center provides a gathering place for seniors in the area. Seniors at the Center grow a community vegetable garden and grow plants that are sold twice a year to pay for the Center's activities. Their poinsettias are a holiday favorite and their spring flower baskets are the talk of Good Oil Days. “Each year, we look forward to Good Oil Days. It's an opportunity for us to celebrate Humble's oil-rich heritage and give back to our seniors at the same time,” said Johnnie Ray Scroggins, Good Oil Days president and director of the Humble Civic Center. “The seniors have a big role in making this event happen every year, and this year looks to be better than ever.” Scroggins says the goal is to make each year better than before, and despite the economy, this year is no exception. “This will be a fantastic event with arts and crafts, good food and plenty of fun,” said Scroggins. This year's event will take place Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. In addition to numerous vendors' booths with something special for every type of shopper, guests will enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, listen to live entertainment, and purchase some of those beautiful hanging baskets grown by the seniors. This event promises to be fun for the entire family. Children will love the children's zone, petting zoo, pony rides and assorted activities. Those traveling in the area should remember Main Street will be closed from the railroad track to Avenue E, so that pedestrians can stroll in safety. Visitors are encouraged to park in nearby lots or along the side streets leading into the event. The festival will be held rain or shine, and admission is free. For more information, call the Humble Civic Center at 281-446-4140 or visit www.goodoildays.com.