June 20, 2012
First Third Saturday doesn't disappoint
I was so pleased with the first Third Saturday event. I was really not surprised considering the amount of planning that the committee provided to insure the success.
The last count I heard for the number of vintage cars was 116. We thought 25 or 30 would be a good number for the first event. I congratulated Terry Locklear and Amelia Landstreet for their efforts to personally contact owners.
Beth Harrel and Connie Fuller did an excellent job in recruiting food vendors. I can still smell the barbeque in the air! We have already received calls wanting to be included for the July event.
Crowds gathered to watch the Black Belt Academy demonstrations. I could not believe the abilities of the students.
The Silver Liners and Lake Liners were a hit. I even enjoyed a little line dancing with my son.
Glen Williams with Foggy Hollow Band has been a lifelong friend of our family. He and the others are so talented. It was great to have a Fort Payne native, David Ashley to play for the home crowd.
Chris Hale is one of the most talented young men that I know. His music, art, and woodwork is truly to be admired.
I want to the thank Mayor Jordan and the City Council for their trust in the Chamber to create a family fun event for our area.
Chief Randy Bynum, Ronnie Warren, Stanley Byrd, and the city employees are the unsung heroes for the event. Extend a big thank you to each.
Plans are being finalized for July 21st event. We will enjoy a "country” theme for this Third Saturday. Activities will be the main focus for this event.
Post your comments on the Chamber’s website or call 256-845-2741.