Spring has sprung

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In the early part of April in 1981, the Brewton City Council voted to prohibit traffic on Maple Avenue as there were no homes built on the street and because it was in a flood zone, there probably never be any built.

It seems that people were dumping their garbage on the street and some were using it as a race track.

Runners were getting ready for the Murder Creek Run on April 25.

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There is just something about springtime and getting outdoors. People are spring cleaning and planting their gardens. It’s time to open those doors and windows and welcome fresh air to come in after the days of being inside.

A new event was being planned in Brewton. The Brewton Chamber of Commerce was preparing for the first Blueberry Festival.

When it all began, it took three days to fit it all in. It all started on Thursday and continued until Saturday. A city-wide sale was designated all over town and people were planning plenty of food and entertainment. There was to be a street dance downtown with one of the streets shut down for the event. Some were making special blueberry treats as well as other food items, including a blueberry pancake supper.

Well, we all know what a success that was. We just don’t take three days to do it these 45 years later.

Around town the Little League was getting ready to open its season and a new score sign was installed at Miller-Kruse Baseball Field.

Lastly, Kentucky Chicken was running a special on two pieces of chicken and a roll for 89 cents and nine pieces of chicken for $3.99.

Do you remember these prices? And let us not forget that we here in Brewton were treated with a Kentucky Chicken that  was only open during the beach season. I guess we were not supposed to like chicken during the other months.