Verbena Trade Day organizers reschedule event for May 11

Published 5:29 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

Organizers for the third annual Verbena Trade Day slated for May 4 decided early Thursday to reschedule the event for May 11 due to weekend weather concerns.

“With a 70-percent chance of rain and highs in the low 60s, we just thought it didn’t mix well with an outside event such as ours,” Karen Williams organizer and Verbena Band Booster Treasure said. “We are rescheduling our event for May 11 in hopes of a better weather forecast.”

The event is free and has vendors with arts and crafts, food, information and local musicians from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magnolia Park in Verbena.

Williams said several of the musical acts are being rescheduled due to some of them not being able to perform on May 11.

“The car show we were going to have will be rescheduled with Trade Day next weekend and the Boston butt and ribs will be delayed but can be picked up on May 11 instead of this weekend,” Williams said.

Williams said other organizers of the event including president Matthew Williams, vice president Mark Arant and secretary Valerie Arant had worked hard to pack a bunch of things for the event this year.

“We are really hoping to get the word out to everyone that we have rescheduled because we didn’t think the weather forecast looked promising for this weekend,” Williams said.

Although Verbena Trade Day has been rescheduled, organizers for the health fair at Thorsby’s Richard Wood Park scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. say the event will happen in rain or shine.

The event will raise money for Thorsby School and Lomax Assembly of God’s Speed the Light Ministry and is intended to promote the veterans organizations in Chilton County as well as inform residents about access to local care.

There will be heath care providers present, vendors with arts and crafts, face painting, food, and a 1-mile fun run, a silent auction, inflatables and horse rides. For more information about the event, call organizer David Reiter at 965-7812.