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Alabama, Auburn groups face off

While the competition, rivalry and spirit are the main focus of SEC football fans nationwide, camaraderie and strength of community are the true colors of Chilton County.

Local collegiate sports and alumni groups are meeting to help cheer their team to victory during the Iron Bowl.

The Chilton County Chapter of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association will be holding its annual “Beat Auburn” Pep Rally on Tuesday.

Tickets are $5 with free admission for children ages 5 and under.

The event will be held in the lunchroom at Clanton Elementary beginning at 6 p.m. Activities include: a hotdog supper, merchandise from Bama Fever and featured entertainment from local radio station 95.5.

The Chilton County Auburn Club is hosting its annual Beat Bama Bash on Thursday. This year, the event will be held at the First United Methodist Church.

Admission is free for community members. “You don’t have to be an Auburn Alum or Auburn Club member to attend, you just need to be a fan,” said Auburn Club President Charles Bates. Dinner will be served, and there are plenty of activities for adults and children alike.

Donations to the association go toward an endowment fund established to allow a student from Chilton County to attend Auburn University.

Organizers say these events are a great way to get involved and to help raise money for the future education of our community.