Concert a success for Brewton

Published 8:01 am Wednesday, March 12, 2008

By Staff
Cold temperatures couldn't keep music fans away Saturday as four acts took the stage for the Brewton Music Festival.
The concert - featuring the Oak Ridge Boys in their first Brewton performance in 27 years - was a success, with proceeds going to help fund improvements to Burnt Corn Creek Park.
We hope this concert, now in just its second year, becomes a new tradition in Brewton - but we will have a lot of people to thank for its success.
The Brewton Quality of Life Committee, born out of the city's Alabama Communities of Excellence designation, organized the concert, booking talent and publicizing the event. The Quality of Life Committee is one of the most active in Brewton and has taken on the renovation of Burnt Corn Creek Park as one of its major projects. Work is to begin soon on a skateboard area at the park, and a number of other ideas are in the works, including a permanent bandstand, a pavilion and other attractions that will make the park fun for the entire family.
The Quality of Life Committee got help Saturday from a number of volunteers and from the Brewton police and fire departments, who were on hand to make sure everything went smoothly. Assisting in the setup and cleanup at the event were other city crews, including the public works department.
The sponsors - businesses and individuals - who helped underwrite the concert certainly deserve thanks as well.
We're sure there are any number of other individuals and groups who helped make the concert a success. We hope this concert becomes an annual tradition for Brewton - it was a lot of fun, and the proceeds will help make our community and even better place to live.