41st Arley Day planned for next weekend
by Jennifer Cohron
Jun 15, 2014 | 1713 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Residents in Winston County will welcome the first day of summer next Saturday by celebrating at the 41st annual Arley Day.

The festival is hosted each year by the Arley Women’s Club. Proceeds are used for a variety of community projects as well as two $1,000 college scholarships for Meek graduates.

Arley Day has been moved this year from Meek High School to D. H. Hamner Memorial Park, where club members have been leading a renovation project.

“It has been used as a walking trail and picnic pavilion over the years, but it really fell into disrepair. We have been working on the refurbishment of the walking trail,” said club treasurer Caren Back.

The day will begin with a parade at 9 a.m. The starting line is Mason’s Market.

Numerous artists and food vendors will have booths set up. The Arley Women’s Club will also be having a bake sale.

The Alabama National Guard will be bringing a spider tent and Hummer, and Life South will have a blood drive.

There will also be several different games and activities for children.

The entertainment scheduled for the main stage includes Greg Reed, Covered by Grace, Kim Kilpatrick, Muddy Walkers, Doug Lewis “Elvis,” Jenny Ragsdale, Trammel Family, David Kennedy, Robin Key Band and Tracy Gibson.

Also, Rick and Jilda Watson, Mauldin Girls Band, Galon Barnett and the Edward Thompson Family will be performing at the pavillion in the park.

A raffle drawing for a gas grill and $50 gift certificate will be held at 2 p.m. The ticket owner must be present to win.

Vendors who wish to rent a booth can contact Back at 205-387-7175.