By Nancy Stoops
Can you believe fall is here and we are getting ready for Halloween? One of my favorite things about this time of year is the Walnut Family Festival. This year I will not only have a booth but Midnight the therapy dog and myself will be in the parade. The date of the parade and festival is Saturday October 7th. The festival is located at Suzanne Park and there are all kinds of wonderful things to do, buy, eat and it’s a great opportunity to just see some old friends. The parade starts at 9:30 am until eleven and the festival continues on until 5 pm.
I always run into people that I haven’t see for years. I will have flyers regarding my free support groups and copies of my self-help book entitled Live Heal and Grow (A common sense guide to life) and my latest book, Midnight the Therapy Dog for sale. I will be happy to sign each book purchased. It’s a great opportunity to come on by and just chat about what’s going on in your life and get some support. If you prefer the support of a furry friend Midnight the certified therapy dog will be at the booth part of the day as well.
The festival is lots of fun and has tons of free information for you and your family. Over the years many of you have e-mailed me or called and left me messages about my column, I hope you’ll stop by my booth and introduce yourselves. I’m always amazed about how many nice people I meet at this event. It makes me feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community. I love seeing all the families and all the dogs that come out to this event. I hope you’ll come out and join the celebration!!!!!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nancy is now accepting new clients. She also works as a motivational speaker. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens and can handle many court mandated needs. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909)229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at email@example.com. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.