Soggy Senior Day at Cullman County Fair

Seniors enjoying their day at Cullman County Fair (Cullman Commission on Aging)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Despite the drizzling rain Wednesday morning, Cullman County residents over the age of 55 gathered for Senior Day at Cullman County Fair. The special day was sponsored by Comfort Care Home Health and Hospice, which provided free T-shirts to the first 500 attendees. 

The day, billed as “Just a Small Town Throwdown,” saw entertainment from the Cullman Active Adult Center’s Kickers dance line. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Lt. Chad Whaley and Cullman County Commission Chairman Jeff Clemmons, along with County Commissioners Kerry Watson and Garry Marchman, attended and participated in the festivities with their favorite seniors. 

Cullman County Commission on Aging Director Stephanie Lawson said, “We’re disappointed in the weather but so grateful that everyone came out today. Comfort Care has done such a wonderful job at organizing this event for our seniors. We love seeing our seniors out and about, enjoying their day at the fair, even if it is a little rainy.” 

Ms. Senior Cullman County 2010 Barbara Marsh sang the national anthem before Tammy Little Haynes, Ms. Senior World 2022, sand and entertained the crowd with stories of her time in Nashville. At one point, Haynes asked who in the audience had been married for 50 years or more. Then, after continuing to whittle down the numbers, it was revealed that Bobby and Jackie Parker have been married longer than any other attendees – 68 years!  

Bobby and Jackie Parker have been married for over 68 years (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

When asked for the secret of their marital success, Mrs. Parker replied, “One day at a time!” 

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