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  • Downtown McKinney is ready to tap the keg for the annual Oktoberfest event, now expanded to three days of authentic German fun. Enjoy ice cold Franconia brew, authentic German fare like brats and pretzels, and live music on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. The festival boasts attractions for all ages set in one of the largest historic downtowns in the state. Admission and parking is free. photo by Allen Rich
  • Vendors are an important facet of any festival, and Chaffin Homestead Goods was one of dozens of vendors set up around Sherman Municipal Building for Sherman Arts Fest. The Chaffin family milk their own Nigerian dwarf dairy goats in order to make goat-milk soap using only hand-milked, unprocessed goat milk which is highly touted for folks with dry or sensitive skin. The extensive line of Chaffin soap products are all cold-process soaps made from scratch using quality products. Chaffin Homestead Goods even makes a men's shaving soap containing extra cocoa butter and kaolin clay, which makes a great slippery lather.
  • Third annual event to be held at the Greenbelt, September 27, 2014 to benefit the preservation of the Lake Ray Roberts Greenbelt Park
  • The hay crew turns out small souvenir bales of hay at a previous Davy Crockett Festival in Honey Grove. photo by Tammy Skidmore Rich
  • No need to travel to Greece to Live Greek! The Greek Food Festival of Dallas brings to life the flavors, sights, sounds and traditions that make Greece a favorite destination. The festival takes place September 26-28 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road at Alpha, Dallas, TX.
  • 1980 – Iraq invades Iran. The Iran–Iraq War began when Iraq invaded Iran via air and land on 22 September 1980. It followed a long history of border disputes, and was motivated by fears that the Iranian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq's long-suppressed Shia majority as well as Iraq's desire to replace Iran as the dominant Persian Gulf state. Although Iraq hoped to take advantage of Iran's revolutionary chaos and attacked without formal warning, they made only limited progress into Iran and were quickly repelled; Iran regained virtually all lost territory by June 1982. For the next six years, Iran was on the offensive. 95,000 Iranian child soldiers were made casualties during the Iran–Iraq War, mostly between the ages of 16-17, but a few even younger than that. The war cost both sides in lives and economic damage: half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, with an equivalent number of civilians, are believed to have died, with many more injured; however, the war brought neither reparations nor changes in borders.