Fairview community enjoys 3rd annual Spring Fling

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Vintage cars were a popular attraction at this year’s Fairview Lions Club Spring Fling. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Lions Club held its third annual Spring Fling at Randall Shedd Community Park Saturday. The event featured a car show, vendors, food and bounce houses for kids to enjoy, as well as free health screenings.

“It’s been good; it’s a bit slow. It’s a pretty day. We’ve had plenty of kids playing and that’s been good,” said Fairview Lions Club president William Criscoe, who noted there were more vendors at this year’s Spring Fling than in previous years.

“With the kids out playing, they’ve had a good time, and that part’s been positive for the neighborhood, I believe,” shared Criscoe.

Fairview Lions Club member Fonda Coffman smiled, “Well, I tell you, it’s good, clean safe fun. I think it tries to involve the community, bring them together.”

Coffman said with a laugh, “We seem to have a problem with our scheduling, because something’s always going on in Cullman, Bloomin’ Festival, Sweet Tater Festival, Strawberry Festival, sometimes we have a bigger crowd, though.”

Criscoe added, “I’ve talked to people in the community and they say there’s always something going on in Fairview.”

“It’s a way for people to meet each other in a positive setting. It’s safe, we have a police officer, everyone’s watching. We try to accommodate; we’ve never had (any) trouble out of nowhere,” said Coffman.

Another Fairview Lions Club member, Stephanie Lepard, shared, “I think it went well, there’s kids playing, (they’re) doing free health screenings, and I’m really thankful for them for being able to come out. Overall, I think with the weather cooperating, there was tons of food, you know, and I think you just have to be able to give back to the community, and I think today was one of those days where, you know, we may not have raised a whole lot of money, but that’s OK.”

Lepard said the Fairview Lions Club has more events planned for the community, sharing, “We’ll start back up next month with movies in the park; that’ll take place pretty much all summer, as long as the weather is cooperative, all the way up to Halloween, and then after that it’ll just keep going with some of these events that we’ve started over the last few years to become annual events.”

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