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"Peach Jam" Will Be June 23
The Chilton County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 13th Annual Peach Jam Jubilee to be held Friday night, June 23. The event will be held from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m.
According to Chamber President Jason Calhoun, sponsorships are filling fast. “We are always looking for new vendors,” he said. “Anyone interested in being a sponsor or inquiring about a vendor space needs to contact Christina Wilkins at 205-755-2400.
Calhoun said there will be two bands performing along with local talent. Cotton Bird will liven things up with well-known party favorites. One of the band’s members is Walon Smith, of Chilton County, who performs vocals and on the guitar.
The second band will be Sassy Brown, a blues type band. “We will also have a disc jockey to play music in-between the bands,” Calhoun said.
Applications and requests may be made on-line at the website www.chiltonchamberonline.com or by emailing email@example.com.
CCHS Seniors Will Be First
To Graduate Next Week
Chilton County High School will hold Awards Night for their Senior Class on Thursday, May 18. Senior Class Day on Friday, May 19, at 10:45 a.m. in the school auditorium. Baccalaureate is Sunday, May 21, at Clanton First Assembly Of God Church at 3:00 p.m. Graduation will be Monday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center at Jefferson State Community College.
Isabella High School’s Class of 2017 will hold Senior Night on May 19 in the school auditorium. Baccalaureate will be Sunday night at 7:00. Graduation ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 25, in the school auditorium. All of the events will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Jemison High School will hold Honors Night on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Baccalaureate will be Sunday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. at Jemison First Baptist Church. Graduation will be Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center at Jefferson State Community College. Tickets are required to attend graduation.
Maplesville High School will hold Senior Honors Day on Friday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m. That night, the Senior Class Play will begin at 6:00, followed by Class Night at 7:00. All three events will be at the school. Baccalaureate services will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Sunday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. Graduation will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, in the school auditorium.
Thorsby High School will hold Baccalaureate services at Thorsby First Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. Graduation will be held in the school auditorium on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Verbena High School will hold Honors Day on Friday, May 19, beginning at 8:00 a.m. That night, beginning at 6:00 p.m., will be Senior Night. Both events will be held in the school auditorium. Graduation will be held on Wednesday evening, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center at Jefferson State Community College.
Big Trees Down!
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
Strong winds early Thursday morning felled some big trees in the county. This tree stood at the intersection of fifth avenue north (near the old Power Company building) and sixth street north.
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
This tree fell across ninth street north near the Clanton First United Methodist Church. City crews were quickly on the job clearing the road.
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
A two-car accident happened Tuesday afternoon, April 25 around 1:30 on Seventh Street South, in Clanton, near the Post Office. It is not known if there were any injuries in the accident.
Peach Festival T-shirts Available
Peach Festival T-shirts are being sold at Peach Park, Morlyn's, Hayes Drug, Bucks Clothing, Bahama Drama, Peoples Southern Bank in Thorsby, Kendall Williams Alfa Office in Maplesville and will be sold at Todd's Produce when they open in May.
Prices are Youth-X-Large are $12 each and XXL-XXXL are $14 each. They come in peach, pink, blue, safety green and white.
THE "POLITICALLY-CORRECT" IN AMERICA NEED TO WAKE-UP AND
THINK WITH SOME SMARTS!
We cannot help but notice that those who are called (either by themselves, or the rest of us) "politically-correct" in America need at least one or two lessons in economics, intelli-gence, government, education, sex, politics. . . ad infinitum!
It always seems that those known as "politically-correct" (either earned, imagined or chosen) ALWAYS come down on the side of an issue that is filled with ignorance, selfishness, and/or thoughtlessness. They are designed and programmed to do the opposite to anything that even resembles intelligent-thought and/or selfless consideration for the rest of humanity.
Double-speak is their vocabulary-of-choice, and it always seems to be an "earned" definition. If the politically-correct are in any way patriotic, they make certain that you will not find it out, and they will not allow it to define their attitude under any circumstance.
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Chilton County News
Post Office Box 189
Clanton, Alabama 35046