SHERMAN, TX -- Midway Mall was the place to be Saturday, as locals poured in for the first ever "Mall for Community" event.
Local vendors and organizations like Grayson College, Habitat for Humanity and the Grayson County Health Department lined the corridors.
Mall Manager Tabetha Snow said they want to send a statement to the community.
"It shows that we are alive, we are building, we are growing. And don't count us dead," she said.
And for locals, it was a fun way to get out of the house on a Saturday.
"I think it's pretty good, especially for my daughter, she's 6 years old. The balloons and all the music and colors and stuff. She's liking it a lot," said Stacy Coulter, Sherman resident.
Outside the mall, kids got a chance to take their picture with characters from the movie "Cars."
Snow said the event isn't just about the mall.
"The mall is here for the community as well. We're not just here to make money, we're here for the whole community. We want to help Sherman and Grayson County," she said.
Snow said they plan to hold monthly events like this in the future, hoping to keep the momentum going.