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Verbena’s Music in the Park has entertainment for all

Published 4:37pm Thursday, May 12, 2011

Verbena Band Boosters will host Music in the Park at the Verbena Gazebo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Music will begin at 9 a.m. and kickoff with Verbena High School’s band.

Entertainment, games and activities will be provided for all ages to enjoy.

There will be inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, a cakewalk and bean bag and ring toss for children. A dunking booth and balloon darts will be available for those older.

“We’re trying to get some of the teachers to get in the dunking booth,” said Beth Smith, secretary and treasurer of the Verbena Band Boosters.

Verbena’ s fire department will also have its fire truck set up near the dunking booth.

“We’ve got a lot of different bands booked from local artists to artists from Birmingham and Montgomery,” said Smith. “All the money raised will go to the band [Verbena High School’s band].

This will be the band boosters’ first time hosting the event after taking it over from the Historical Society, said Matt Williams, president of the Verbena Band Boosters.

The music lineup for the affair includes Verbena High School Band; Oak Grove Youth Christian Band, Dena Bond, a Southern gospel singer; Clayton Wildcat Thompson, rhythm and blues; Danny Dennis; Smokin’ Max, acoustics; The Samaritans, Southern gospel; Eternal Destination, Southern gospel; Forgiven, Southern gospel; and Rocko, blues and country.

Hamburgers, funnel cakes, chicken legs, kettle corn, cotton candy, pork skins and hotdogs will be offered.

“We would like to have as many people come as we can,” said Williams. “I hope we have a good turnout. This used to be a big event, but it kind of got away.”

Other booster members helping organize the event are Ricky Smith, vice president, and Karen Manley, fundraiser coordinator.

Anyone interested in having a booth at the event should contact Beth Smith at 334-430-8782 or Matt Williams at 205-790-2219.

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