By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The South Huntsville Civic Association (SHCA) Spring 2014 ValleyFest will be held on Saturday, May 17. The event was moved from Saturday, May 10 to Saturday, May 17, because of concerns about the weather.
Spring 2014 ValleyFest will be held this Saturday, May 17 from 10 AM – 7 PM at Jones Farm Park on 4 Mile Post Road.
In a written statement the SHCA announced, “Wednesday evening, the SHCA Board of Directors made the difficult decision to re-schedule ValleyFest. We’ve been in contact with local meteorologist, Brad Travis, as well as following other weather forecasts. Friday and Saturday look like a complete wash out. With deadlines looming for changing our contract dates for equipment rental, etc., a decision had to be made. ValleyFest has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 17th. Our decision was based on the belief that a delayed date with nice weather would be much more fun than a wet day in the park.”
The SHCA has been serving the greater South Huntsville Community since 2009.
ValleyFest is a free event, located in Jones Farm Park.
The SHCA announced that there will be: 90 arts, crafts and business vendors on display and selling items and three staging areas which will host bands and entertainment throughout the day. Seminole Strut will be performing from 4 PM to 6 PM, the Deltones will perform from 2:30 PM to 4 PM, state Representative Mike Ball (R) and& the Madison Mountaintop Band will be performing from 12:30 PM to 2 PM. More bands will be announced early next week. Food will be sold by vendors including the Rollin Lobstah food truck.
The Alabama Pain Center is sponsoring the Alabama Pain Center Stage, located at the south side of the park. Several ValleyFest sponsors are offering free drawings including a flat screen TV being offered by Bentley Hyundai. Soohoo and Associates with Cruise One will be giving away travel sets. South Huntsville Living will hold a drawing for an 18×24 canvas art print. John Blue Realty will hold many door prize drawings at the Lendon Tent.
In addition to stage performances, Mickey, Minnie and Sponge Bob will join the event courtesy of Soohoo and Associates with CruiseOne. Jugglers and a balloon clown will be roaming the park, courtesy of John Blue Realty / Lendon. The TN Valley Ukulele Club will be performing as well and is inviting the public to join in. Artist, Chandler Hayes will create his unique style of graffiti art throughout the day. The Young Marines will be painting faces and coloring hair with hairspray. Soccer Shots will provide interactive soccer demonstrations.
SHCA is sponsoring The Art of Motherhood Photo Contest and fundraiser. This contest is open to all. Prizes include one week in a SeaScape condo in Destin, FL and a one night stay at the Westin Huntsville.