At the 13th annual Pell City Block Party, organizers felt that it was the biggest crowd ever, but it’s hard to be sure. It’s a free event, so no tickets or gates are involved to keep count. But it was easy to see the place was packed, and it’s no wonder. With five music and performance locations, 150 vendors and special rides and attractions for kids, there was plenty to do, see and taste.
The Block Party is a project of the Chamber of Commerce, made possible by a number of sponsors who pitch in to help host the event.
It’s the kind of thing that builds a sense of community, as well as offering an evening of fun that brings people downtown.
Sylabration was a charity event that drew a thousand or more people for a fun afternoon and evening of music and kids’ activities. Money was raised to help people who suffered losses in natural disasters. Planning for the event began in the wake of last year’s devastating tornadoes.
It was also a celebration of Sylacauga’s fifth consecutive recognition as one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People award. The Sylacauga Promise Committee also recognized ChristPoint Community Church and Henry and Ella Looney and Reaching the World Bible Church for making a difference in the community.
These are events that help bring the community together and better appreciate the quality of life right here at home.
We tip our hat to those who contributed and worked so hard to make these events possible.