2011 Krazy Kudzu Follies
Written by Carol Beddingfield
It is not often that one gets
to spend three evenings with 80 of your favorite friends. In fact over a thousand people got to share
memories with us.
Words cannot express my
appreciation to the cast of the 2011 Krazy Kudzu Follies. Each time an act went on stage, I realized
the sacrifice each was making to insure the success of the event.
Business owners, elected
officials, employees of both large and small businesses, retired individuals
all came together to give people an escape from all of life’s problems for a
couple of hours.
I want to thank Randa and
Allison Owen for loaning us a segment of “Randa Alabama”. The short film was shown of Roland Walls, Mr.
Swap Shop, interviewing Randa. He was
greatly missed this year
I want to say thank you to
the following individuals who “covered” Fort Payne with a lot of laughs: Alisha Battles, Amanda Hicks, Amy Justice,
Amy Woods, Barbara Isbell, Brenda Bailey, Brian Baine, Chasity Beagles,
Christian Payne, Christine Ashley, Cindy Bynum, Dale Jackson, Jr., Darrel
Haney, Darryl Sartain, David Beddingfield, Debbie Daniel, Dennis Benefield, Dr.
Charles Isbell, Gerald Taylor, Gloria Jackson, JD Davidson, Jack Martin, Jackie
Chitwood, Janine Sims, Jennifer Whitton, Jeremy Taylor, Jerry Cyree, Jerry
Ware, Johnny Eberhart, Josh Miller, Joyce Rabinowitz, Kathy Nellis, Kevin
Chitwood, Lance Woods, Linda Beville, Linda Stiefel, Lindsay Slater, Mark Ford,
Martha Miller, Michael Weatherly, Mike Griggs, Nicki Barksdale, Pam Elsaesser,
Rhonda DeHart, Roland Anderson , Ronnie Crabtree, Ronnie Osborn, Ronnie Warren
Shawn Wilborn, Sherrie Guinn, Stephanie Fritz, Steve Bell, Steve McKeehan,
Tammy Jones, Tony Dobbs, Tony Lockett, Tricia Clinton, Wanda Henderson, Chris
Blake, Michelle Blake, Gary Culberson, Frank Humphreys, Michelle Blake, Chris
Blake, Gary Culberson, Rita Shirley,
Rebecca Dellinger, Tricia Shankles, Kendall Shankles, Emily Wooten, Don Stout,
A very special thanks to
Donna Parshall, Office Manager, who kept us all in line.
Our sponsors this year
included the City of Fort Payne, Buffalo Rock, DeKalb Regional Medical Center,
Golden Treasures, Duncan Medical Equipment, and the Times-Journal.
Visit our facebook page or
our website at www.fortpaynechamber.com to view photos.
This year’s performance was
truly “The Best of the Best.”