Sean of the South returns to Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel

Published 2:19 pm Monday, August 20, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel is welcoming Sean Dietrich back on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

Ola Taylor of Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel said Dietrich, also known as Sean of the South, was “very popular last year,” so the Heritage Chapel board asked him to come back.

“The stories were entertaining, but I really loved his music,” Taylor said. “I loved the way he can take a song and personalize it and all, and with his stories to fit it into the place.”

According to a press release, “Dietrich is a columnist and novelist, known for his commentary on life in the American South.”

She said there were also several people who had missed the performance last year and said they would like to attend if the Heritage Chapel ever hosted Dietrich again.

“He has very generously decided to come back for us,” Taylor said. “I think he likes the chapel.”

She said Pam Persons was influential in coordinating the performance.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

A cookie contest is also scheduled for the day. Taylor said entrants need to call ahead to register and have the cookies to the Heritage Chapel by 2:30 p.m. Entries will be tasted by a panel of judges at 3 p.m.

“They have to make two dozen cookies of whatever kind of cookie they want,” Taylor said.

The winner will receive a crown, “golden” scepter and a prize.

Parking is available in front of the Chapel and across the street on County Road 24.

A handicap accessible entrance is located at the back of the chapel.

For more information, call 205-217-9466.

Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel is also in the process of updating its website at

Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel is located at 11975 County Road 24 near Verbena. If using a GPS, search the name, not the address.