Wednesday, 23 May 2012 by Ashley Corn
Belly dancing, petting zoos, and live auctions were only part of the entertainment at the annual Christ the King Spring Festival on Sunday.
More than 200 people gathered from Belton and Temple to enjoy the festivities in an energetic atmosphere.
"I'm loving this event," said Michelle LePak. "There's a lot of really interesting entertainment. I liked the Zumba dancers and the food is really great. This is where the good Mexican food is."
Walking the grounds of the Christ The King Catholic Church you see plenty of kids games including a bag toss, bouncy castles, a train ride, dunking booth, face painting, and a petting zoo. Hamburgers, sno-cones, funnel cakes and kettle corn were there for the guests pleasure. After walking around in the heat, the attendees cooled down under a tent with fresh lemonade and live entertainment from Zumba dancers and first time festival performers the Sweet Adeline Chisholm Trail Chorus with members coming from Waco, Pflugerville, and Copperas Cove. Haley Taylor of Belton was crowned this year's SpringFest Queen and proudly accepted the title. Afterwards, the fast-paced auction began and the items went quickly.
This year, the festival had a new attraction to offer. Exquisite pieces of art made by local artists, were showcased and sold.
"The art was magnificent. I was surprised that they were all created by artists from our community," Paige Nicolle said.
All of the proceeds made at the festival went directly to the church and its ministries.
"Oh this is a wonderful community event. I brought my kids and they absolutely love it," Margaret Cardeñas said. "You can really tell how much effort the church put into this."