City Receives Great Places in America: Public Spaces Award

Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – With clear skies and temperatures in the low 80s, a fair contingent of San Angeloans turned out Saturday to take advantage of it as they attended Bosque-toberfest which had had a full slate of cost-free festive events, ranging from putt-putt golf, to corn-hole tournament, a washer tournament, to other family-fun activities.

Among the families in attendance were the Walkers and the Ponces. The Walkers’ which consisted of husband, Mr. Walker, his wife, Jody and son, Joe, showed up to play a favorite game of theirs—corn-hole. Jody stated that whoever got to 21 points was the winner. At the time that she and son, Joe, were playing against each other, he was leading by a 6-5 score. If the person makes it in the hole it’s six points; if he or she is able to get the bag onto the board it is considered two points.

Left-to-right: Joe Walker (son) Jody Walker (mom) and Mr. Walker (husband/ dad).

Angel Flores is seated in the middle with her family, cousins, nieces and friends

Another family, Angel Flores and her daughter—Sophia, were there to support husband and dad who was participating in the washer competition. Angel’s cousin and his daughters: Kamren and Jade Ponce gathered as a family to enjoy the weekend activities together. 

Other scheduled events included: kayaking and paddleboats, a cupcake walk, prize giveaways and beer-themed races. The event also hosted food trucks which sold German sausage, bratwurst and sausages on a stick.  

At the conclusion of Saturday afternoon’s Bosque-toberfest, located at 330 S. Irving St., San Angelo City Council members and City staff were presented an award at 5 p.m. by Wendy Shabay, American Planning Association American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Vice President. 

Wendy Shabay, AICP) Vice President. 

“The special announcement this afternoon was about American Planning Association Great Places in America, which designates places across the U.S. that have been considered great places for what they do in the community to be able to establish great places for architecture in community events in palling,” said Shabay.

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