Brewton Reborn: October tasks about gardening, kids

Published 1:56 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

You can put on your gardening gloves and your sneakers this month for the new October tasks for Brewton Reborn.

Connie Baggett, director of program management for the City of Brewton, said she is excited about the month’s tasks and the activities that will be associated with them.

Brewton Reborn is a nine-month campaign to promote involvement in the city.

“Everything’s going really well, and we have had a lot of first-time events so far,” Baggett said. “I’m really pleased with the participation we’ve had.”

This month’s tasks:

• Garden together.

“Team up with neighbors or join the community garden project already ongoing in the city,” Baggett said.

• Support neighborhood schools.

“Drop by one of our schools and find out how you can help. Reading volunteers, making copies or helping raise money for special projects — there is always a need,” Baggett said.

• Take children to the park.

“Starting this week, we will be organizing kickball tournaments for young and old alike,” Baggett said.

The Choo-choo Farmers’ Market will happen first and third Saturdays with a scarecrow contest this week and a pumpkin carving the next market day.

On Oct. 12, Art in the Park will be held at City Park, and that evening will be the Twin Creek Combine at Jennings Park.

“It’s perfect weather for Saturday picnics in the parks, plus we have the Legend of Murder Creek Haunted Trail in Jennings Park on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2,” Baggett said. “Look for a geocaching event on Nov. 2 in Jennings Park. Let the fun begin!”