Maplesville Heritage Day to be held Saturday

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, April 10, 2014

The town of Maplesville’s fifth annual Heritage Day will take place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Maplesville.

The event will start with the second annual Heritage Day 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m.

Registration for the race will be held from 6:30–7:30 a.m. at the Maplesville Train Depot.

Registration forms can be downloaded at

The cost is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt while supplies last.

The racecourse starts at the Maplesville Train Depot, extends to Maplesville High School and loops back to the depot.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Maplesville Historical Society’s project to restore the Foshee house.

The house will be open Saturday for people to view, and historical society member Joel Atchison and Rhonda Foshee Allen will be present to answer questions and talk to guests about the project and plans for the historic home.

Nearly 50 vendors have already signed up to have booths, but Heritage Day 5K organizer Clem Clapp said the town would accept more vendors through Saturday.

“We’ll accept anybody with the money,” Clapp said. “With the weather forecast being pretty, I’m sure we’ll have one or two that will just show up.”

Heritage Day will include arts and crafts, a display of handmade quilts in the library, live music, a car show and food.

Offerings for children include face-painting booths, bird feeder crafts with Chilton County Master Gardeners and a fire safe house trailer from the Brierfield Fire Department to teach kids about fire safety.

Heritage Day will conclude at 2 p.m.

“Everything seems to be running smoothly,” Clapp said. “We’re excited and we’re looking forward to having a great day.”

For more information, call (334) 366-4212 or visit