Thanks from Fredonia

Dear Editor,

Thanks From Fredonia.   It hasn’t happened yet but it’s coming fast, and Fredonia Heritage wants to thank all participants, donors, hard-working volunteers–everyone coming together to make a fantastic 5th annual Fredonia Heritage Day, happening this Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:00-5:00 Eastern and presenting: “pickers, paintings, great foods galore– pottery, ponies, kids’ mercantile store–Creek Indian language, “Hessi” means friend; unique musical grunge by Red River Bend and from Marsha Thrift organic, non-toxic products for skin! Other vendors with jewelry, clothing, exquisite wooden crafts– cake-walks, museum, raffles in the Community House. And the sounds, the wonderful sounds while you shop–gospel, blues, show tunes; with “Old Dudes” you’ll rock while buying gifts for all on your list–Fredonia Heritage Day is not to be missed!” –nor Theodore Geisel either (Story-telling is one of many activities in our Children’s Heritage Area).

Family-friendly Heritage Day with no costs for admission or parking, is a gift to and celebration of community. With immense appreciation, Fredonia Heritage, the Fredonia Community Club and Chambers County Extension Service acknowledge all who are helping us produce this event through their generous in-kind donations, donations of items for our “Opportunity Box” raffle, and monetary gifts. Charter Bank has taken a lead in donating at the “Honoring our Traditions” level. Such honoring is indeed a priority this year as we respect different traditions but also as we relate individually to one other, learning “to speak to each other with honor while we walk the good red road ahead,” as our Creek Medicine Maker John Winterhawk Johnson advises. Fredonia Heritage greatly appreciates the Irish Bred Pub scheduling Men in Blues to perform Saturday evening, thereby facilitating the Atlanta award winning band’s performance for Heritage Day. We also appreciate Ajin offering nine graduate students’ to assist us throughout the day. Community is all about helping each other, and as “Sweet Hometown, Fredonia , Alabama”  proclaims: “despite our differences/we come together as loving citizens.”

We thank the many citizens, including those in the “greater Fredonia” area, and the businesses which are continuing to make donations, helping us further our goal of “preserving the best of yesterday for today and tomorrow.” To date they include Air & Electric, Ann’s Flower Shop, Belcher’s Jewelry, Bluffton Street Antique Mall, CB&T, Clark Brothers, Colorvision, Craftmasters, El Jimador, El Rio, Greene’s Super Drugs, Randolph Leader, River’s Bend Winery, West Point Soaps, Superior Gas, Sweet Georgia Brown, Timeless Antiques Mall, Upper Room Church, and all the media which have generously worked with us in informing our communities-near and far-about Fredonia Heritage Day: Bradley Bonner and Eddy Chandler with Hilltop Productions (HPTV-3), Cary Carroll and Heston Yates with WJCN-TV; LaFayette Sun, Randolph Leader, Times News (Valley-West Point), and radio stations WCJM, WPLV,WRLA-WTRP.

See you Saturday in the heart of Fredonia, 6160 Country Rd. 222, just west of Co. Rd. 267, eleven miles north of Lanett, 4.5 miles east of Five Points, Hasta la fiesta!

Judy Collins, President

Fredonia Heritage


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