Another fantastic 9-1-1 weekend in the books. Rain threatened early Friday night but held until noon on Saturday thus the concert and all the activities became another success story for the City of Haleyville.
Friday night the crowd continued to build into the evening in the parking lot behind the Haleyville library. On the 9-1-1 Festival stage, a new group of teen-aged girls known as Sweet Tea Trio welcomed the crowd with an acapella version of the National Anthem. The local group Tremayne opened the musical show, followed by Winston Ramble, Sweet Tea Trio and at 9 p.m. the headliner Lonestar brought the huge crowd to its feet with not only their hit song Amazed, but also several songs by Pink Floyd, Styx, and the Eagles.
An estimated record crowd of 5,000 plus came to the free concert. Street vendors, an antique car and tractor shows, musical entertainment and the annual 9-1-1 and HHS alumni parade provided much more on Saturday.
A two-vehicle crash Wednesday, June 1, has claimed two lives. Phyllis Callahan Carter, 67, of Athens and Chester D. Brewington, 74, of Arley were killed when the 2012 Chevrolet Impala they were in collided head-on with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by Joseph Poole, 52, of Stockbridge, Ga. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and Poole was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The crash occurred at 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 278 near the41-mile marker, three miles east of Addison. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
Performing their number 1 hit Amazed, along with their many other hits, Lonestar takes the stage this Friday night at the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival at 9 p.m. Festival seating means bring your own lawn chair.
THE HALEYVILLE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
3:00 PM – NATIONWIDE #88 EARNHARDT, JR. SHOW CAR & RACE SIMULATOR
5:00 PM – KIDS ZONE WITH MOON JUMP, SLIDE, OBSTACLE COURSE
THE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL STAGE (BEHIND LIBRARY)
ABSOLUTELY FREE CONCERT
5 PM – TREMAYNE
6:10 PM – WINSTON RAMBLE
7:15 PM – SWEET TEA TRIO
9 PM – LONESTAR
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
7:00 AM – ENCORE/SPORTS FIT 5K COLOR FUN RUN
MAIN STREET AMPHITHEATER
8:30 AM – OPEN MIKE MUSIC HOSTED BY THE BAND KREEK
9:00 AM – CLASSIC CARS – ANTIQUE TRACTORS – ARTS – CRAFTS – FOOD VENDORS – KIDS ZONE
10:00 AM – ANNUAL HHS ALUMNI AND 9-1-1 FESTIVAL PARADE
1:00 PM – CLASSIC CAR AND ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW AWARDS
HALEYVILLE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
11:30 – HHS Alumni Luncheon
BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR
FESTIVAL SEATING MUSICAL EVENTS
Happy Memorial Day Weekend as we pause to remember those who lost their lives defending our freedom.
On a personal note, to all my comrades-in-arms who never returned from Vietnam, I will always remember your ultimate sacrifice.
Haleyville High School 2016 Salutatorian Samantha Erin Warren and Valedictorian Ashlyn Leigh Willis
The weather was great as Friday night as 114 Haleyville High School seniors participated in the commencement exercises and graduation on Bubba Scott Field before a large audience of family and friends.
The Haleyville High School Class of 2016 will graduate tonight at 8 p.m. at Bubba Scott Field. The 114 seniors will soon become HHS alumni. There is a 20% chance of an isolated rain shower. You may want to bring an umbrella.