Four Things to Do: Fayetteville
Discover the meaning of SPJST: Visit the SPJST Hall #1 located in Fayetteville. The SPJST (Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texasu, which in English means Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) is a Czech organization, and Fayetteville had the first chapter. It was dedicated on October 2, 1910. A sign, S panem Boheme, perches above the door bidding all who part “Godspeed.”
Be a fan: In the spring, take in a Fayetteville Lions baseball game at a stadium that would be the envy of a school three times its size. Enrollment at Fayetteville ISD is just over 200 students in K – 12.
Get a little culture: Tour the gallery or attend an opening or one of the many special events such as ArtWalk by Arts for Rural Texas (ARTS).
The stars at night: Attend a star gazing party organized by the Colorado Valley Dark Sky Explorers, a community astronomy group.
Almost everyone has a things to do list. While grocery shopping and picking up the laundry are undeniably necessary, they’re not nearly as fun as exploring the Roundtopolis. While the Round Top Antiques Shows are larger than life, they’re just the beginning of the discoveries waiting to be made in the region.
photos by Dixie Ray Hamilton