City's Horse Creek Jubilee set for May 6

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/29/17

The City of Dora will be holding its fourth annual Horse Creek Jubilee on Saturday, May 6.

The event will be held at the Dora Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, a children’s play area, …

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City's Horse Creek Jubilee set for May 6

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The City of Dora will be holding its fourth annual Horse Creek Jubilee on Saturday, May 6.

The event will be held at the Dora Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, a children’s play area, car show and food.

Mayor Randy Stephens encouraged people to bring their kids to the The Horse Creek Jubilee, saying “it’s a good family day. Come out and have fun.”

There will be approximately 100 vendors and anyone interested in renting a vendor space can call Dora City Hall through Tuesday, May 2.

Multiple food vendors will be on hand, selling shaved ice, barbecue, funnel cakes, onion rings and fried green tomatoes, among other things. Captain D’s, Green Top, John’s BBQ and Dora Cafe will also have booths at the event.

In addition to food vendors, other vendors will be selling items such as crafts, hand-crafted jewelry, candles, soap and bows.

The free, carnival-like children’s area will feature horse rides and inflatables.

Jolene Box, known to many as the Face Painting Fairy, will also be on hand to paint children’s faces.

Brown said Box is always extremely popular at the event.

There will also be a ‘name the horse’ contest that will give event attendees the opportunity to name the horse on the jubilee’s poster.

Door prizes, including giftcards for rounds of golf at Horse Creek Golf Course, an ORCA coole and lunch from Green Top, will be given out on the hour.

The event’s entertainment lineup includes the Showstoppers Dance Company, which will kick things off at 9 a.m., bluegrass gospel group Eagle’s Wings, local singer Ronnie Powell and St. Joseph’s Choir as well as Shelbie Z, a Walker County native and contestant on both “American Idol” and “The Voice.”

At noon, there will be a Red Book Hymn singing. Wayne Burns, one of the jubilee’s organizers, hopes people to bring their own Red Book hymnals and participate.

Burns, who will serve as one of the event’s hosts along with Cheryl Crauswell, encouraged all local churches to participate in the hymn singing.

Last year, there were approximately 2,000 people at the Horse Creek Jubilee and organizers hope attendance will continue to grow this year.

“It was successful last year. But with the response we’re getting this year, we’re expecting it to be even bigger,” said Marcy Brown, Dora city clerk and one of the event’s organizers.

Burns added that they’re expecting attendance to possibly double this year.