Annual festival sees success

Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2008

By Staff
It was hot, but it was crowded. And in Blueberry Festival terms, that's a success.
Saturday's annual event was so successful, in fact, that the blueberries were sold out. Meanwhile, sales of ice cream, cobbler, cookbooks and T-shirts were brisk. The 28th year for the Alabama Blueberry Festival in Brewton brought residents and visitors alike to sample blueberry treats, enjoy children's rides, ooh and ahh over antique cars and browse a variety of vendors for interesting wares.
The festival, started nearly three decades ago by the Lions Club, is now run by the Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce. The staff and volunteers of the chamber do a great job with organizing and setting up the event.
Volunteers from local clubs - including the Lions and Kiwanis - manned vendor tents, while other volunteers helped make other areas of the festival a success. Local talent kept the stage busy throughout the day.
And when it was all said and done, city crews helped clean up Burnt Corn Creek Park.
We are lucky to have such cooperation among volunteers and staff to put on the Blueberry Festival, and that hard work made it more than luck that so many people attended and enjoyed this year's event.
We hope to see those crowds again next June as well.