By ELANE JONES
Daily Mountain Eagle
Sonny’s Family Fun in Jasper offers a variety of fun for everyone, and one local woman who has worked at the business in the snack bar for 17 years has witnessed the fun that can be had by young and old alike.
Linda Boyd of Jasper is not only an employ at Sonny’s, she also holds the title of being the oldest person to ever celebrate their birthday there. But Saturday morning Boyd did something she had never ever done at Sonny’s or in her life for that matter, and that was ride a go-cart.
“Saturday was the second time I’ve celebrated my birthday at Sonny’s. I celebrated my 60th birthday there and everyone had so much fun I decided to do it again,” Boyd said. “So I told everybody when I turned 65 we’d have a party at Sonny’s and I’d ride my first go-cart. So we did and I had a wonderful time.”
Boyd’s family and friends gathered on the viewing deck overlooking a portion of the go-cart to watch as Boyd climbed into the go-cart for the first time in her life. The track attendant buckled her in, pushed the car onto the track and off she went, around the track which she had all to herself for two laps.
“I was a nervous wreck when I climbed into that go-cart, but it was a lot of fun,” Boyd said. “I’ve watched a lot young folks celebrate their birthdays at Sonny’s, and I just want to let everybody know you’re never to old to have a party there. Mine was a blast!”
Sonny’s Family Fun is located on Alabama Highway 69 North in Jasper and is open seven days a week, rain or shine, Monday - Thursday from 3 until 7 p.m.; Friday from 3 until 10 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. And concessions are available in the snack bar.
There’s a party for every budget in the large party area that includes go-carts, putt-putt golf, a game room and batting cages. Family fun deals start at $20 and birthday packages start at $55.
For more information about hosting your birthday party, ball team party, or special event at Sonny’s Family Fun call, 205-387-7869.