Vinemont sets BBQ cook-off for Oct. 22

Vinemont Town Council members Chris Thompson, Nina Justice and Bonnie Goodwin (Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune)

VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday evening set the date for the barbecue cook-off proposed by Richard Neese last month to support The Butcher Meat Co. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, the same day as the Alabama vs. Mississippi State homecoming game.

Councilman Chris Thompson said The Man Cave Market and 106.9 The Eagle will sponsor the event. A portion of the road will be blocked off during the cook-off so vendors will have space to cook and attendees can walk on the road safely.

The council continued its discussion about the development of the Art Park. Phase I of the park project was approved. It will include the production of jungle animal sculptures by Vinemont Welding and Fabrication, which will be painted by local artist Jack Tupper. Tupper will also start work on a jungle mural on the outside wall of the bathrooms behind the community center.

The council adopted its 2022-2023 Rebuild Alabama Transportation Plan, and will resurface Patton Drive. The project will be funded by the Rebuild Alabama Act (RAA) in the amount of $19,083, the American Rescue Plan Act in the amount of $30,000 and in-kind funds of $45,917.

At the site of the new Jack’s Family Restaurant, a new gravel base will be put in and paving will begin this week, which should take about 90 days to complete. The Jack’s turning lane at the intersection of High School Road and U.S. Highway 31 N has been paved, and road striping should be complete within 30 days.

The Vinemont council’s 2022-2023 budget work session is set for Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

The council has moved its regular work sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 5. The Vinemont Town Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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