Committee scores coup for festival

Published 7:59 pm Monday, December 10, 2007

By Staff
Brewton's Quality of Life Committee has scored a coup by booking the Oak Ridge Boys - including one of the city's favorite sons, William Lee Golden - for next year's Brewton Music Festival.
The festival, which began last year as the Brewton Songwriters Festival, is an opportunity to continue raising funds for the refurbishing of Burnt Corn Creek Park.
The Quality of Life Committee has an ambitious slate of improvements on tap for the park - from a skate park to an outdoor theater. Last year's concert raised enough money for the skateboard park, so committee members hope it will be constructed in time for the Music Festival.
Proceeds from the concert March 8, 2008, will continue to fund the improvements at the park.
So not only do we have a chance to hear a favorite son sing for a hometown crowd, we also have the opportunity to build on our quality of life with additions to the downtown park.
Burnt Corn Creek Park has become a popular site for a variety of activities, from concerts to the Blueberry Festival, but it isn't always used on a daily basis as much as it could be. With new additions to draw more families and individuals to the park, we could have a great year-round location for events and everyday activities.
We applaud the Quality of Life Committee for its hard work on this event and on the fundraising effort for the park - and we're looking forward to next year's concert.
By the way, tickets go on sale this month on Ticketmaster - so be on the lookout in case you still need to find Christmas gifts.