Monthly Archives: June 2018

Veteran’s Recognition Program

Tomorrow will be our annual Veteran’s Recognition Program where all
veteran’s will be treated to a free meal thanks to Mayor Hogeland
and city employees. The program is scheduled to start at 12:00 noon.
The meal will be served indoors from 11:00 AM to 12 noon and resume
directly after the program is finished. The ANG Color Guard will
present the Colors, the guest speaker will be from the Birmingham VAMC
speaking about the way the veterans can now do everything via the
Internet, and the Marine Corps League will perform the Iwo-Jima
reenactment; the program will be held outdoors. There will be a few
veteran organizations manning booths. The children’s story time will
be at 11:00 AM instead of the usual 11:30 AM. The Gardendale Fire
Dept. will have a children’s activity with a hose to hit a target.
There will be the growers/vendors selling produce, jellies, honey and
honey products, spices, baked goods, and balms, lotions and associated
products. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their
mobile ATM unit set up for business. Please come out and support our
farmers/vendors and veterans.

Possible rain tomorrow

Tomorrow, we’ll be on the blacktop because of the weather forecast
for 70 % chance of rain. Most of our farmers/vendors will be present
selling their products. Next week, we’ll be having our annual
Veteran’s Recognition program with Mayor Stan Hogeland as MC, guest
speaker from the Birmingham VAMC, and concluding with the Marine Corps
League performing the Iwo-Jima reenactment. The event will start at 12
noon outside on the stage; if inclement weather, the event will be
held indoors. The City of Gardendale will provide a meal for all
veterans and their family. The meal will be served inside the civic
center from 11 AM to 12 Noon, and will resume about 12:30 when the
outdoor program ends. Please inform any veteran that you know about
this program, and we hope to have a large attendance.

Week four and all’s well

We’re planning on being on the grass tomorrow. Both of our young
business youths will be attending selling their frozen popsicles and
chocolate covered bananas (Sister’s Go Bananas) and cupcakes (Kid
Bakes). Due to family matters, we won’t have our jam and jelly
vendor, Sweet Home Chicago, attending. There will be honey, okra, some
blueberries, and other vegetables and fruits. One of our sponsors,
America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM unit
present. Please come out and support our local growers and vendors.
See you tomorrow.

Story time and bouncy

Lucy McGill, from the library, will be reading children’s stories
on the stage at 11:30 AM. The recreation department will have the
inflatable bouncy available for the children to play on.

Things look great for tomorrow

Tomorrow is predicted to be a little on the hot side with low
humidity. We’ll be setting up on the grounds now that it’s no
longer saturated with water. There will be a limited amount of
blueberries partially due to the rain causing them to swell. We’ll
have our two young entrepreneur’s, Sofia and Savanna Holliman,
selling chocolate covered frozen bananas; we have a new grower, Karen
Wallace of Miss Emily’s Tomatoes (I’ll let her explain the name),
selling honey, lotions, lip balm, some vegetables, and other produce;
and Cheyenne Batson, Chey’s Crunchy Crafts, selling soap, lotions,
balms, candles, and other items. There’ll be jams and jellies, baked
goods, vegetables and fruit. Normally, we’d have our caterer’s,
Thom and Lou Ann Duran of Two Fat Men Catering, selling their
delicious Italian meals but they have another obligation and will not
be with us this week. America’s First federal Credit Union will have
their mobile ATM unit on the premises. We’re doing something new
this season selling gift coupons. We’re selling them at cost in
groups of five for $5.00 for $25.00; they’re good for purchases of
produce only. They will be sold at our command post canopy. Please
come out and support our growers and vendors. See you tomorrow.