OPINION: Celebrate spring with community events

Published 2:14 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Depending on what day or hour it is, it may seem that the weather has not looked at a calendar lately to know spring is officially here. The weather seems to be oscillating between summer-like heat and winter-like winds, but nonetheless it will soon be coming to stay.

Warmer weather means more opportunities for community activities. Even though some of the events may be held indoors, it always seems that there is an increase in the number of community weekend events starting in April.

This year includes the return of annual events at Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel, downtown Maplesville and Confederate Federal Memorial Park giving opportunities for family fun almost every weekend.

On April 6 at 10 a.m., Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel will hold its annual singing event. This year has a focus on local talent with opportunities for lunch on the grounds. Organizers hope that attendees take time to stay and enjoy a time of fellowship and visiting the history displays in the chapel.

On April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street in Maplesville will be blocked off to vehicle traffic for the annual Heritage Day. The event is like a homecoming of sorts as those connected to the town and surrounding areas come to enjoy the day together perusing vendors lined up and down the street. Live entertainment is also usually a part of the festivities.

In addition to providing a fun event, Heritage Day also raises money for the volunteer Maplesville Fire Department.

The Maplesville Depot is also open that day for attendees to enjoy the collection of historic photographs of the town that are displayed there.

On April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Confederate Memorial Park in Marbury will hold its Living History event with Civil War reenactors demonstrating equipment and everyday life for soldiers during the war. Admission is $2. April 27 will give the public another opportunity to see the living history displays and a reenactment of a Civil War skirmish. Admission is $2.

Numerous churches in the county will also no doubt have special festivities planned as we get closer to Easter.

This spring, celebrate by participating in one of the many events Chilton County has to offer.