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Hello everyone and welcome!

For the second year H.O.T. had the opportunity to demonstrate the game of Petanque at Art City Austin. Art City Austin features nationally recognized artists, local food,musicians and jugglers, kids’ activities and art installations that bring the community together to enjoy great art for the entire family in one of the most beautiful areas of downtown Austin. Rarely car-free, Cesar Chavez Street becomes a vibrant community hub where Austin’s oldest art festival and biggest block party presents a celebration of culture that invites you to meet your neighbors.  And here we were  in the center of town in front of City Hall on two natural courts in the grove of trees in the shade named after Margret Hofmann .  Many people were wondering what the game was all about?  So we had plenty  extra balls to teach and rules pamphlet to give away.  There is no real science to promote the game, you just have to be open to teach and if the people have a great time most likely they will play again.  We had some young kids that had natural talent, we even  had a French family who just move to Austin and happen to walk by and who could not believe that we were playing Petanque in TX.   I am sure we will see them around.  We had Nicolas and Amy Bienvenu who came from San Antonio to help us to demonstrate.. We had games from 10 AM to 5:30 Pm non stop.  Thank you to everyone  that dedicated their time to teach and promote the game. We will be back tomorrow on Sunday if weather permits.

A + Love Arsene


One Response

  1. Will start with my great fortune to have found the Heart of Texas Pétanque Club by dropping in on the Legation’s Bastille Day celebration in 2008. I was curious as to what some of the Members were playing that night and a charming French sounding member invited me to come back the following Wednesday and learn how to play. I did and have become dedicated, playing up to 3 times a week!
    I will send more about this to Arsene directly.

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