On June 16, the Royse City American Legion held a community festival that had bounce houses, vendors, music, games and demonstrations by both Rockwall Gymnastics and White Tiger Taekwondo. The community event brought out numerous vendors like Paparazzi Jewelry, Shenaniganz's Scentsy Candle Vendors, Smallville Learning Center, Young Chef's Academy, Pet Wants and numerous others. The event also had numerous games, from corn hole to various spinning wheel games. LegionFest is a community event that not only offered a lot of fun to the families and kids who attended but also was used to raise money for the Royse City American Legion Post Youth Fund and scholarship.
The American Legion was founded in 1919 to serve veterans, youth and the community. The Royse City post supports veterans in not only Royse City but also Caddo Mills and other surrounding areas.
The American Legion wants to thank its sponsors, BB&T Caddo Mills, Guaranty Bank & Trust in Royse City, American National Bank in Royse City, Zotec Partners, First United Methodist Church in Royse City, Rest Haven Funeral Home and Rockwall Gymnastics Academy.
Jason Castleberry, the post commander, had this to say about the event: "We are so proud of the support we have received. Our success comes through partnerships and our vendors, participants and sponsors are our partners. We look forward to next year's event. We want to grow it and make it even bigger."