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New technology is changing the way we play old games. President of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Trish Trifilo, dreamed up the idea to use an international scavenger hunt app during the 2015 Children’s Art and Literacy Festival in Abilene.

Trifilo had a free app open on her smart phone Tuesday as she navigated through a new game created for people in Abilene.

“This is called a goose chase app,” Trifilo said. “It’s an app that was created about four years ago by a group in Canada and the U.S. and it’s an international app. It’s a scavenger hunt game.”


In between the costume contest and parade that kick-off the 2015 Children’s Art & Literacy Festival Thursday, State Rep. Susan King will announce that Abilene has been designated the “Storybook Capital of Texas.”

Executive Director of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Lynn Barnett, said three big pieces came together that allowed the first legislative designation for Abilene.

Taste Of Abilene Event Growing Every Year

Apr 24, 2015

Taste of Abilene returns Thursday, April 30, at the Abilene Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. The event allows residents to experience over 40 restaurants all over Abilene and the surrounding area. The event includes food and drinks for adults, as well as other activities and entertainment.

Do You Have A 'Heart For The Arts'?

Oct 11, 2013
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The fine arts has found an unexpected home in Abilene. A simple visit to downtown Abilene uncovers everything from art exhibits to musical productions. One Key City organization has made it a point to keep the fine arts a part of the town's environment.