• 75°
franklin county times

Local residents should support Red Bay Founders Fest

By Staff
Sometimes, nothing brings a community together like a good party.
After a rough year for Red Bay, marked by a fire that destroyed city hall, the city will celebrate its heritage tomorrow with the annual Founders Fest celebration.
Organized by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, which also coordinates the Watermelon Festival, the event will be held in the Red Bay City Park and will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.
The musical entertainment will begin at 11 a.m., but there is much more to Saturday's event than just the fine music.
There will be arts and crafts, food, games, an antique car and truck show, an antique tractor show and parade, the Quinn's Ranch Walk-a-thon, a Storytelling Festival and Old Time Craft Demonstrations at Cypress Cove Farm in Red Bay, and the Franklin County Cattlemen will be selling their famous steak sandwiches.
Also, the library and Red Bay Museum will be open.
Those who haven't already visited the Red Bay Museum should strongly consider doing so this weekend.
Many new items have been added to the museum's collection recently, including a new room that shows items from several old homes in Red Bay. Other additions have been made in several of the other exhibits such as the theater, depot, dry good store and others. The Tammy Wynette exhibit will showcase a new set of gowns the entertainer wore on stage, boots worn by her daughter Georgette Jones as a child and more surprises.
The Civitan Club, which sponsors the museum, will be on hand as well with many items for sale that day including the Red Bay History Book, the Red Bay afghan, brass ornaments depicting Red Bay Landmarks, with this year's new design the Red Bay City Hall, Red Bay postcards and Alabama Dirt Shirts.
We thank the organizers of this event who have worked so hard, and we strongly urge you to support the Red Bay Founders Fest.
For more information please contact the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at 332-1760 or Red Bay City Hall at 356-4473.

News

PHOTOS: Community turns out for Phil Campbell Festival

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

Galleries

PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals Community College signs 24 students in FAME class

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Tony Chard

News

Car show benefit helps raise needed funds

News

Russellville High School varsity cheerleaders attend UCA cheer camp

Franklin County

NWSCC receives $18,000 in grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

News

Russellville equine therapy visits library program

News

Steam locomotive delivery to Red Bay delayed, arrives July 1

News

Local author holds book signing at RPL

Franklin County

Former Russellville resident performs ‘Miracle Worker’

News

Presenting: Miss Phil Campbell

Franklin County

All American Tang Soo Do students recognized

News

Russellville High School students sign to pursue fine arts careers

Franklin County

Football Funday, special needs probowl take place June 15

Galleries

PHOTOS: RMS students take the stage for spring sing

News

Russellville member named among finalists for GFWC Jennie Award

East Franklin

East Franklin Junior High celebrates May 21 graduation

Belgreen

Belgreen Class of 2024 celebrates graduation

Franklin County

Local churches plan Vacation Bible School programs

x