We had a great week last week. Those that attended saw the “Recognition
of Veterans” were treated to a great event. We had the Air National
Guard Color Guard, our local gal Tiera Leftwich sang the National
Anthem, Mayor Othelle and Council President Hogeland as MC’s, Chaplain
Keith Taylor speaking about veterans in need, and the Marine Corps
League performing the Iwo Jima reenactment. The weather turned out to
be favorable, and many people purchased produce and baked goods.
Today is predicted to be on the hot side with a very small chance of
rain. Watermelon, corn, cantaloupe, okra, peaches, and other
vegetables/fruits are available. Today, Wanda Gray of Sweetpeas
Catering & Events will not attend selling her baked goods. Our two
young entrepreneurs, Sofia (11 years old) and Savanna (7 years old) of
Sister’s Go Bananas, will be selling their chocolate covered frozen
bananas and other goodies.
Today, we have guests Redeemer Presbyterian Church members doing some
children’s activities such as face painting and giving out crayons and
pages to color; they’ll be giving out popsicles. Also, Benny Reeves,
Community Relations Specialist with the ITT Technical Institute will be
giving out information regarding computer science and other subjects
towards an associate’s degree. Lucy Siddiqui from the public library
will do children’s story reading at 1 PM.
This coming Saturday, July 11th, the City of Gardendale is having the
1st Annual City Softball Tournament at the Gardendale High School
beginning at 5 PM. All the proceeds benefit the Miracle League’s
Raymond G. Doss Playground of Miracles. The cost for admission is $5.00
per ticket. The first game will be the Parks and Recreation Department
vs. the Public Works Department, the second game will be the Fire
Department vs. the Police Department, and the final game will be the
winners of the two games. One of our farmers, Witt’s Farms (Market)
located on Hwy 31, has donated watermelons and cantaloupes for the
We hope to see you today, and please support our farmers and vendors.
Don’t forget to attend the baseball games this coming Saturday. See you