Rain won’t stop events

Published 4:22 pm 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.

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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.