Monthly Archives: June 2017

Program time

I neglected to state that the Veteran’s Recognition Program will
start at 12:00 noon.

Veteran’s Recognition will be indoors

I’m sorry to state that the market will be closed again tomorrow
due to the conflicting reports of possible rain and thunderstorms. We
will be holding the Veteran’s Recognition Program in the civic
center auditorium. There will be several guests including the VA
Medical Center, Blind Rehab Center Director, Rose Zuniga as the guest
speaker. If you’ve never seen the Iwo-Jima Reenactment, this will be
a great time to get an idea of what it was like. Those that have seen
it have stated it made a powerful impression for them. Please bring
your children so they may witness this, too. There will be a free meal
to any veteran, city employees, and those involved with the market.
The meal time is from 11:00 AM to noon and 12:30 PM until everyone is
finished.

No market tomorrow

Due to the potential effects of Tropical Storm Cindy, the market will
be closed tomorrow, June 22nd. Weather permitting next week, Bill
Woodard, our knife sharpener will be attending sharpening knives,
mower blades, and other garden tools; we’ll have our Veteran’s
Recognition program which has been something worth seeing.

Another good day?

Greetings to all. Tomorrow, according to the NOAA Radio Network,
could bring some severe storms in the afternoon into the evening
hours; of course this can change between now and then. Assuming the
weather is good in the morning, we’ll have our two returning young
entrepreneurs, Sofia and Savanna Holliman, Sister’s Go Bananas,
selling chocolate covered frozen strawberries, chocolate covered
frozen bananas, and strawberry lemonade popsicles. Our hot dog vendor
John Hancock, Hammer’s Hotdogs, will be selling his different
varieties of delicious hot dogs. America’s First Federal Credit
Union will have their mobile ATM unit driven by Bob Selby. The market
is now selling peaches, okra, strawberries, blue berries, black
berries, and a limited amount of corn.
Last week, I did state we’d have honey, and that was what was
planned; however, due to all the rain, they couldn’t process the
honey. I’ve been assured that honey will be sold this week. We look
forward to having another great day and looking forward to seeing many
of our regular, and new, customers.

I did it again

Did you ever have a feeling that when you were doing something that
you forgot something? Well, I did it again. Several customers have
been asking when we’ll have honey. You don’t have to wait any
longer because honey will be sold this week. Story reading will start
this Thursday at 11:30 AM, and the inflatable (bouncy) will be
available for the children.

A big WOW!

WOW! We had a fantastic day this past Thursday. We have so many city
employees to thank. The idea of having a Summer Library Kick-off was
originated by librarian Lucy McGill last year, and she did a terrific
job this time. The water slide and inflatable (bouncy) were two of the
main attractions. The petting zoo was offered by Anna Stokley, Chamber
of Commerce Director and Dale Hyche, Parks and Recreation Director. We
were honored by having Miss N. Jefferson Area Queen, Julianna Moreno
and Miss Gardendale Magnolia Fest Queen, Meg McGuire, under the
direction of Lynne Dodson, who did face painting; they raised $80.00
towards the Southeast Blind Rehab Center (VAMC). Police Officer
Culpepper finger printed 75 children, and he stayed beyond closing
time to finish his work. Civic Center Director, Keith Mosley and
maintenance leader, Bill Lenox did a great job of setting up music and
the sound system. Fire Marshall, Jason Murrell, was present to inspect
children’s safety seats. Papa Murphy’s Pizza gave out pizza
samples, and Yogurt Mountain sold a variety of their yogurt. Mayor
Stan Hogeland and City Councilman Greg Culvert made the rounds for
quite a period of time. There was a bee demonstration by Judy and John
Burton that many people truly enjoyed watching. One of our
sponsor’s, Scott Cantrell, State Farm Insurance, gave out bottles of
water, hand bags, and children’s fire helmets. Another of our
sponsors, America’s First Federal Credit Union had their mobile ATM
set up. At our command post, we gave out ten gallons of lemonade and
about seven gallons of water. We really appreciate all the crew from
the parks and recreation department that help us each week; we
couldn’t make this market happen without them. There’s no doubt in
my mind that this was the largest crowd we’ve ever had, and we look
forward to seeing many of you returning.
The weather is predicted to be great this coming Thursday. A booth
will be set up by Brenda Peterson, for Al Power for Clean Air. There
will be blueberries, black berries, okra, a limited supply of corn,
peaches, squash, and other fresh crops. We’ll have cupcakes,
marinara sauce, jams and jellies, non-GMO meats and eggs, kettle corn,
and other baked goods. Please come by and support our growers and
vendors. Don’t forget to let our three sponsors know you saw their
names in our messages.