Rain won’t stop events

Published 4:22pm Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekend events still a go despite weather predictions, organizers said Friday afternoon.

Today will mark the kickoff for the Choo-Choo Farmer’s Market, the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity build in Flomaton and the benefit for the Chase Kaylor Memorial Scholarship Fund.

On Saturday, day will begin and continue with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, but by 7 p.m., that chance will increase to 70 percent and continue through Sunday.

Local event organizers are hoping that the rain will hold off.

Connie Baggett, Brewton’s director of program management, said the farmers’ market continues rain or shine; however, activities may be suspended if dangerous conditions arise.

Aleicia Glaize, director of the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity chapter, said, “The latest report is a 40 percent chance of showers, so we are going ahead. If it’s pouring down rain in the morning, we will cancel.”

The build will begin at 8 a.m., and volunteers are needed. To get to the site from Brewton, travel toward Flomaton on Hwy. 31. Just before McDonalds, one will see a large cotton field on the left. Make a left on Holt Street just past cotton field, and you will see construction lot immediately on your right.

After lunch, the events at the Kaylor benefit will begin with a 1 p.m. golf tournament at the Brewton Country Club and continue all day with a variety of events.

The Chase Kaylor Memorial Scholarship Fund, which beginning in 2015, will offer funds to a senior at Sparta Academy and a senior at W.S. Neal each year with financial need who display academic achievement; a commitment to serving others in school, community, or at home; a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.

The event, even thought held at the country club, it is open to the public.

Live music will be from 7 p.m. until midnight, as well.

 

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