The seemingly tireless group of volunteers, operating under the auspices of the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, has been working for several years to help improve the quality of life in Talladega by organizing events and assisting others.
Trick-or-treating around the city’s square is a “go” again this year, and the group’s spokeswoman, Keela Brown of Talla-Floral, hopes to double last year’s attendance. She’s also asking merchants to sign on to help out her volunteers.
The group is also planning to hold a haunted house at the Bemiston Recreation Center for the second year, with proceeds from the $5 admission to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraiser. That will be Oct. 25-Nov. 1.
Brown started the group out of a desire to help improve the city, and she and her volunteers have found a number of ways to make life in Talladega more interesting. In addition to their Halloween events, they’ve sponsored an Easter bonnet parade, organized a “Redneck Regatta” on the creek at Waldo, organized a block party with lots of live entertainment, held a guitar show and recently assisted the staff at Top Trails with the park’s first “Fun Day”.
The group’s investment of their time and talents in the community is very generous and highly commendable. Here’s hoping the community responds with assistance and participation.