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Rockford’s Summer Fest tomorrow
By Christa Jennings
The Town of Rockford’s much anticipated Summer Fest will be held tomorrow, June 26, in downtown Rockford from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of events for all ages.
Planned festivities include an array of vendors, food trucks, food vendors with tables, carnival games with prizes, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, wet slide, dunk tank, bounce house, the live band Bonfire, and more. Watermelon will also be available for $1 per slice during the event.
There is surely bound to be something for everyone at the festivities, with 27 individuals and businesses registered as vendors, as well as 12 food trucks and food vendors and eight nonprofits and organizations with informational booths. That means a total of 47 various vendors as of press time.
Vendors who have registered to participate with tomorrow’s Summer Fest are Katelyn Mills with Scentsy; Gwendolyn Howell with Color Street; Wendy Stiles with Mary Kay; Olde Town Boutique with T-shirts, hats and clothes; Sharon Russell with Young Living Essential Oils; Vickie Bean with various candles; Amanda Robinson with crafts; Michelle Flowers with Lularoe clothing; Sharron Ward with wood projects, plants, signs, and pictures; Muscadine Creek Creamery with goats milk soap and products; Scott Mangan of Coosa County Computers with computer information; Harmon Homestead with chickens, eggs, produce, and paintings; Jacklynn Lackey with T-shirts, decals and koozies; Southern Saved Momma with car air fresheners; Little Birdy Boutique with boutique children’s clothing; Carla Pressley with jewelry; Rodgers Shrubbery with plants, dried herbs, honey, and T-shirts; Rooted in Faith with home décor and screen-printed T-shirts; Simply Grace with handmade jewelry and farmhouse signs; Tonjae Unique Wreaths with wreaths; Marie with screen-printed T-shirts; Mary Stinson with wooden hangers; Alexandra Ward with wreaths, car fresheners, coasters, and welcome signs; Shawna Towns with sublimation T-shirts; Dirt & Diamonds Designs with shirts, tumblers and koozies; Mike Maness with bird houses; and Tina Fuller with Rada Cutlery and art.
Food trucks and food vendors who have registered to participate include Urban Pops with popsicles and beverages; Tif’s Piggy Pickles with an assortment of pickles; Darren Grant with Awe Shucks Roasted Corn; D&W with kettle corn, cotton candy and lemonade; Memphis to Bama BBQ; Ernie’s Hot Dogs with hot dogs and nachos; Mimi’s Baked Goods with cookies, cake pops and baked goods; Andrews Double A Ranch Wildly Blessed with honey and honey products; Palmer Farm with jams and jellies; Hanna Growers with produce; Sum’in Dif’rent with paninis, sandwich melts, tacos, and loaded nachos; and Pamela Lee with cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, and chips.
Additionally, some nonprofits and other organizations have registered for information booths for the day’s event. As of press time those included East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Heritage South Credit Union, Safe House of Shelby County, Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, Exit Realty, Aletheia House, Coosa County Department of Human Resources, and Rockford Baptist Church.
The wet slide and bounce house for Summer Fest have been sponsored by Sheriff Michael Howell and the Sheriff’s Office.
Live entertainment will also be part of the festivities, with Bonfire starting to perform at 1 p.m.
Similar to what the town did for the Christmas parade, bags will be given to children to collect their candy and prizes from the various carnival games.
Businesses and individuals were able to donate a sponsorship fee to have their names printed on the bags. The Summer Fest sponsors are Stage Coach Ceramics and Gifts, ALFA insurance agent Tasha Howell, Exit Royal Realty, Coosa County Extension Office, CEH Farms LLC., A&V Handyman Services, Mallory B. Whitley Law LLC., John K. Johnson Attorney at Law LLC., Coosa County Judge of Probate Richard Dean, Sheriff Michael Howell and the Sheriff’s Office, Nancy Kirby Law Office, Coosa County Children’s Policy Council, Rockford Deli and Package Store, Dollar General, Affordable Lawn Care, Triple R Café, First Bank, Concord Baptist Church, “The Coosa County News,” Hare Paving, Coosa County Computers, Dave and Debbie Stover, Madix, Coosa County Revenue Commissioner Debra Lamberth, Parker Creek Water, Coosa County Republican Party, Rockford United Methodist Church, Circuit Judge David F. Law, Accordia Health, Rockford Baptist Church, and Coosa County Family Dentistry.
For more information on Rockford’s Summer Fest, call Town Hall at 256-377-4911 or visit the town’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rockfordalabama for further updates.