Residents have options aplenty

Published 10:13 pm Friday, May 13, 2011

Forecasts for Saturday call for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. It’s perfect weather for getting outside, and those looking for something to do besides yard work will have plenty of options this weekend.

Jemison is holding its first Mayfest, a festival that will feature country music singer David Ball as well as arts and crafts and food vendors.

City officials plan to make Mayfest an annual event, so we’re hoping lots of locals—and out-of-towners—turn out Saturday.

The fun began at 6 p.m. Friday but will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday and last until 9 p.m.

Though organizers were originally planning to charge admission, Mayfest will be a free event.

Mayfest is competing with a festival across the county, Verbena’s Music in the Park.

Music in the Park is being held by the Verbena Band Boosters.

Music begins at 9 a.m., and entertainment, games and activities will be provided for people of all ages.

There are several other events scheduled for Saturday:

•Thorsby High School’s baseball team hosts Class 2A No. 1 Leroy in the semifinal round of the state playoffs. Game 2 of the series that was suspended from Friday will resume at noon, with a Game 3 to follow if necessary.

•A Spring Fling and health fair will be held at Chilton Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•A disaster relief yard sale will be held beginning at 6 a.m. behind the Alabama EMA building.

•The annual yard sale at Collins Chapel Community Park will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•LeCroy Career/Technical Center will host its second annual car, motorcycle and antique tractor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•For those looking to get out of town, the inaugural Union Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Classic will be held from safelight until 1 p.m. with launch from Bozo’s Fish Camp on Lay Lake.

With so much to do, residents may end up wishing there were more hours in the day Saturday.

If you can’t take it all in, though, choose at least one event. It’s as good a day as we’ll have this year to enjoy nice weather and all the many things Chilton County has to offer.