Jasper hosting festival, cruise-in today
by Jennifer Cohron
Oct 15, 2011 | 1137 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The weather forecast looks good for today’s Heritage Festival and Cruise in on the Square in downtown Jasper.

“It’s going to be a fun day with lots of things happening,” said Debbie Sanders, president of the Downtown Merchants Association.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The schedule includes a 5K morning run, horse and train rides, performances by various singers and dance troupes, children’s activities in the pocket park and storytelling at Jasper City Hall by Walker County native Montae Cain.

Local nonprofit groups and arts and crafts vendors will be operating booths, and downtown businesses will be hosting a scavenger hunt.

“Pick up a form from any participating merchant. After it has been stamped at seven different businesses, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $250,” Sanders said.

The Central Alabama Rodders Society is expected to draw more than 300 antique cars for its cruise-in. The group will also be giving away $50 every hour.

In addition, Young Jewelers will allow customers a chance to spin the Wheel of Fortune and win a prize in exchange for a $10 donation. Proceeds will go toward continued tornado relief efforts in Walker County.

“We’re looking forward to a great community day,” Sanders said.