Jemison carnival to raise funds for city festival

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The city of Jemison will hold a carnival Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7 in Jemison City Park.

Proceeds from the carnival will support Jemison’s next citywide festival, previously called MayFest, which will be postponed this year for lack of adequate funding.

“We know there is not a lot of entertainment in our little town,” Jemison resident Rex Bittle said. “We’re just hoping everyone will come out and have some fun.”

Trinity Amusements of Odenville will provide the carnival rides this year.

Armbands are $15 per day for unlimited access to rides. Visitors must buy new armbands each day.

The carnival will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at noon Saturday.

Concessions will be available every day.

For more information, call Karen McMinn at Jemison City Hall at (205) 688-4492 ext. 319 or visit Jemison’s Facebook page,