Happy Easter to all. I hope the bunny was good to you.

To finish from last week, a fire broke out after hours at the Dairy Dream. Our volunteer fire department did everything they could and saved the dining area and the adjoining businesses. However, the kitchen area was wiped out.

Of course, out of tragedy arose opportunity. The kitchen was rebuilt specifically to task, providing a streamlined, efficient kitchen putting the Dairy Dream back in business.

In the late ’90s, it was sold and became a League City legend. The building remains in the same place, occupied by India Bonita Taqueria.

Now in the very early years during Halloween there would be a water balloon fight from the parking lot of Snell’s minimax grocery store, across Main Street to the parking lot of the Dairy Dream. This would stop traffic and eventually was encouraged to move to Galveston County Park.

Evelyn Garland recalled that sometimes what you may think is neat can become annoying.

“The jukebox could be a double blessing for those of us who worked there. We got to listen to all the good songs on somebody else’s nickel, but if it was a really good song, we heard it over and over and over.”

The last image of the Dairy Queen is the cow. No one is exactly sure what happened to the cow. Some have verified sightings of the cow up by the Canyon Lake Dam. To this day, it is one of the great League City mysteries.

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Remember San Jacinto Day is Monday.

The largest battle re-enactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, which is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. God bless Texas.

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The League City Police Department is hosting a DEA take-back event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot between City Hall and the Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St. It’s as simple as driving through and dropping them off — and it’s anonymous.

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands and dispose of your unused, unwanted or expired medications.

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The Fairview Cemetery Fund Raiser will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 27. It is hosted by the Butler Longhorn Museum with food, some good Cajun music and a hay wagon tour of the beautiful century old cemetery.

For more information call 281-332-1393.

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Don’t forget the 60th Old Time Village Fair Texas Music Festival on May 8-11. To get schedules, vendor, band or general information, go to www. Lcvillagefair.com.

All Clear Creek classes will hold a reunion at the Village Fair from 6:30 p.m. midnight May 9.

What seems to be the single greatest common memory of our city — the Village Fair parade — will return on May 10.

If you have not participated or watched this part of League City history, you must.

Chris John Mallios, a longtime resident of League City, is writing a series of occasional columns about the history of his hometown. He can be reached at mallios@comcast.net.

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