Thorsby council thrilled over Strawberry Festival attendance

Published 11:10 pm Monday, April 18, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

The Thorsby City Council had its first meeting since the April 9 Strawberry Festival on April 18. The council expressed how big the turnout was saying it “was one of the biggest crowds, and events they’ve seen in Thorsby.”

“I think it was great for the city of Thorsby, we were not expecting that many people,” Mayor Robert Hight said. “I thought it was excellent.”

The council discussed anything they thought may need tweaked before next year’s festival. Shutting down a portion of Alabama Avenue by Thorsby High School to allow more food trucks to come was an idea that came up during the discussion. Police Chief Rodney Barnett confirmed that would more than likely not be a problem.

The council said the new police truck arrived, but the new garbage truck would not be available for the city until the winter.

Hight also said Thorsby has been getting many applications in for their city jobs since the pay increase for city employees. The council approved a $3 an hour increase for all city employees in March.