Thursday, May 11, 2017

History comes alive this weekend in Calhoun County!

Two exciting events will take place on Saturday May 13th, celebrating part of the history and heritage of Calhoun County.
Legend of Lick Skillet Music & Heritage Festival
From 10 AM to 4PM, residents and visitors will come together in Downtown Oxford to celebrate the history and growth of the city once named “Lick Skillet”.
This annual celebration includes many food vendors (BBQ Boss, Southern Girl Coffee, and Hubbard’s Off Main- Just to name a few), arts and craft booths, live music from several local artists, and more! Gomey the Storyteller will join in on the festivities, telling his tales every hour, on the hour. There is even pie eating contest scheduled for those who are up for the challenge!
This festival is fun for all ages. Admission is free.
Freedom Riders National Monument Community Celebration
On January 12, 2017 President Obama declared two sites in Anniston, the former Greyhound station and the site of the Freedom Riders bus burning in 1961, National Monuments. The community will celebrate this proclamation on May 13 from 3PM-7PM outside the historic Greyhound bus depot on 10th and Gurnee Ave., Anniston, AL.
Included in the celebration is special announcements from the National Parks Service, a meet & greet with Freedom Riders, food and craft vendors, live music, and performances from local youth.

Presented by the City of Anniston, Calhoun County Commission, and the Freedom Riders Park Board, admission is free to the public. 

Blog by: Mackenzie Harris Corbin

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