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    2nd Fridays no. 3 in the books

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    Cullman Rocks, Cullman City Rocks and Hanceville Rocks all set up a free rock-painting area near one of the music stages at Friday night's 2nd Fridays event. / Heather Mann CULLMAN - The local street fair known as 2nd Fridays has become a popular summertime...

    Celebrate Cullman returns bigger than ever

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    Downtown Cullman was swarming Friday night with residents and tourists enjoying the return of Celebrate Cullman. The kids enjoyed free rides. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Friday evening, Celebrate Cullman returned to the downtown retail district after a brief pause.  Begun as a way...

    2nd dive-in movie of the season Thursday night at CWAC

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    Guests enjoy a dive-in movie at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center last summer. / Tribune File Photo CULLMAN - The second of one of Cullman Parks and Rec's most popular summer events, the Dive-In Movies, will take place tomorrow, Thursday, July 13. The movie "Sing"...

    Desperation Church treats community to fireworks, much more

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    Patriots of all ages came dressed in their best red, white and blue. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Many came out for the fireworks, but there was much more going on at Heritage Park on the 4th of July as Desperation Church hosted its fifth...

    Fairview’s 16th annual Freedom Celebration: small town delight

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    The fireworks display capped off a day of fellowship at Fairview Community Park. / Heather Mann FAIRVIEW - The community of Fairview, like many across the country, held a 4th of July celebration on Tuesday. Despite less than pleasant weather soon before, the 16th annual...

    2nd Fridays event kicks off summer evening series

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    CULLMAN - The Festhalle and Warehouse District were hopping Friday night, as the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Cullman Parks and Recreation held this year’s first 2nd Friday event downtown. The events will take place, you guessed it, on the second Friday of...

    Plenty to do on Saturday

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    CULLMAN - If you are looking for something to do in and around Cullman on Saturday, there are plenty of options from which to choose. Things are happening in many different municipalities, starting early and going into the night. We've listed the events we know...

    Dodge City Days all day Saturday

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    DODGE CITY - Dodge City Days is rolling into town tomorrow. Said Dodge City Mayor Tawana Canada, the town holds the event so community members can come together and “celebrate our town and how wonderful we are.” Vendors kick off the event at 8 a.m.,...

    1st dive-in movie of the season Thursday night at CWAC

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    Guests enjoy a dive-in movie at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center last June. CULLMAN - One of Cullman Parks and Rec's most popular summer events, the Dive-In Movies, returns Thursday night, June 1. The movie "Moana" will be shown by the outdoor pool at the...

    Mother’s Day Profile: Mrs. Gracie Grissom

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    Mom's 100th birthday celebration with family last November It isn’t every day that you celebrate a century milestone. Most of us have never known anyone who has reached that seldom attained venerable age. Gracie Hembree Grissom celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 9, 2016, surrounded...

    Fairview Lions hosting free outdoor movie nights in May, June

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    Stock image: eatseehear.com FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Lions Club continues its commitment to family-friendly community activities at Fairview Park with a free outdoor movie night this month and next. For the month of May, the movie will be “Trolls.” On May 13, at 7:30 p.m., families...

    Perfect weather for Saturday’s Strawberry Festival

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    Crowds filled Depot Park, the Festhalle and all the space between.   CULLMAN - Whatever evil the weather did to day one of the 2017 Strawberry Festival, it more than made up for on day two.  Where Friday was cold, windy and rainy, Saturday saw bright...

    Saturday event guide: May 6

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    CULLMAN - Friday was wet and blustery, but good weather is on tap for Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, Cullman will enjoy sunny skies with a high of 73. In addition to the full slate of activities going on at the Strawberry...

    Richter’s celebrates 70th anniversary

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    Old family photos can be found throughout the Richter’s store. CULLMAN - In 1947, the first O.F. Richter & Sons opened for business in Cullman. That location, 219 Second Avenue NE, was home to Richter’s until the business moved to its present location, 308 First...

    Saturday event guide: April 22

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The weekend is here, and in Cullman that means plenty of family-friendly events. The National Weather Service is forecasting showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Get out and enjoy one of these fun...

    Saturday event guide: April 15

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - It's Easter weekend, and the weather is gorgeous. Get out and enjoy one of these fun Saturday events! As always, if you know of an event we don't, send us an email at news@cullmansense.com. Find all of our events at www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 7 a.m.-2...

    Hunting eggs, finding joy at Field of Miracles

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    Egg hunters bring in their baskets for counting Wednesday at the Field of Miracles. CULLMAN - It was a day of joy at the Field of Miracles, as Cullman Parks and Recreation’s (CP&R) Therapeutic Recreation Program hosted its annual special needs Easter egg hunt with...

    Art in the Park this weekend at City Park; future plans to be unveiled

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    CULLMAN - Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host the annual Art in the Park event this Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In the past, Art in the Park has taken place at Heritage Park; however, this year the event will...

    Local group hosts Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day at Heritage Park

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    Winners of the special needs walk display their medals and trophies. CULLMAN - On Saturday, members of the Cullman Autism and Special Needs Family Support Group gathered at Heritage Park in Cullman for a fundraising 5K run and walk, and all around fun day.  There...

    2017 Safe Kids Expo encourages child safety- and lots of fun

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday, Brooks’ Place celebrated its 14th annual Safe Kids Expo at Sportsman Lake Park in Cullman.  The event, sponsored by several area organizations and businesses, featured free food and drinks, child ID kits and services, Cullman Fire and Police vehicles, the...

    Saturday event guide: April 8

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    CULLMAN - Here's a list of several events happening around town on Saturday, April 8. Find all events, and submit your own, at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 6 a.m.-noon Cullman Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Pancake Day at Cullman High School 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day,...

    Fairview Lions and community enjoy fantastic weather and good, family-friendly fun

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    Pictured left to right are the Guess sisters, Pat, Linda and Janice and friends.   FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Lions Club held their first (of what they hope will be the annual) Spring Fling this weekend at Fairview Community Park. More than 500 people attended the...

    Gearing up for Bloomin’ Fest 2017

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    Talmadge Butler CULLMAN - This year’s Bloomin’ Fest Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman is just in time for all of the gorgeous spring blooms that have come bursting out over the past few days. This year’s event is scheduled...

    A beautiful day to fly a kite

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    Peggie Knop personally invited Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry to Kite Day at her home. BAILEYTON - For 20 years, Peggie Knop has held Kite Day at her residence. Actively involved in the Welcome Baptist Church, Knop began the Kite Day tradition for members...

    Egg hunters illuminate the night at Fairview Town Park

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    FAIRVIEW - More than 150 people gathered at Fairview Town Park Saturday night for what First Baptist Church of Fairview hopes to make an annual event: the Fairview Community Flashlight Easter Eggstravaganza. Festivities began at 7 p.m. at the park and included food, drinks, door...

    Go fly a kite!

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    FAIRVIEW - On April 1 at 11 a.m. Peggie Knop of Fairview will continue a two-decades-old tradition of hosting a kite flying day at her home. “This all started when my niece and her friends were in children’s church and they wanted to go flying...

    East Elementary’s inaugural Shamrock Shuffle takes off Saturday morning

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    CULLMAN - The inaugural Shamrock Shuffle 5K and 1-mile color run, hosted by the East Elementary School (EES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), will kick off at 7 a.m. Saturday morning at the school. The course will navigate runners through the East Historic District, and...

    Fairview gearing up for Spring Fling April 1

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    FAIRVIEW - Last year, representatives of the Lions Club of Fairview told the Tribune that they hoped to increase the number of family-friendly community activities in their town, and they are staying true to their word.  On Saturday, Apr. 1, the Lions will host a...

    4th annual MHM Expo draws huge crowds

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    CULLMAN - For the fourth year in a row, the online Mothers Helping Mothers (MHM) community put on their annual expo in Cullman, this year at the Cullman Civic Center, to allow small business owners the chance to advertise and sell their wares. This...

    Fun, learning and support for diabetic kids at Hope Horses, Inc.

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    Hope Horses, Inc. receives a donation from the Cullman Community Lions Club CULLMAN - For the past few years, Camp Seale Harris has partnered with the Cullman Community Lions Club to put on a Family Fun Day for children with diabetes and their families. The...

    Director Doug Davenport talks county parks

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    Why did the duck cross the railroad tracks? To get to the lake, of course. Sportsman Lake, that is. CULLMAN - For Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director, Doug Davenport, each day is a new adventure. An avid outdoorsman, Davenport and his job are a...

    Special day for diabetic children this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Community Lions Club will hold their annual Family Fun Day for Diabetic Children this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year's theme is "Horsing Around with Camp Seale Harris," and the event will take place at Hope Horses, Inc. Activities will...

    Giddyup! West Point band’s 34th annual Stars and Stripes Rodeo this weekend

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    CULLMAN - Strap on your spurs and head out to the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center this Friday and Saturday for the 34th Annual Ford IPRA Stars and Stripes Rodeo, put on by the West Point Band Boosters. Tickets are on sale now at Jack’s...

    Tom Hendrix, man behind Tom’s Wall, passes away

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    FLORENCE - Tom Hendrix, the man behind Tom's Wall in Florence, has died, according to a report from WAAY-TV: "According to family members, Hendrix was 83-years-old and died of natural causes Friday." The Tribune profiled Hendrix back in August 2016, when he shared with us...

    Circus comes to town

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    CULLMAN - To the delight of many, the Loomis Bros. Circus made its annual winter return to Cullman Friday night, with the 2017 “FUNtasticTour.” It was a packed house at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center. Kids of all ages were visibly amazed by...

    Local youth perform to raise money for Cullman Regional nursery and pediatric care

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    HANCEVILLE - Since the For Kids' Sake Variety Show debuted in 1993, the show has helped raise more than $100,000 for Cullman Regional’s nursery and pediatric care. The show gives children all throughout Cullman County the chance to showcase their talents while helping other...

    Loomis Bros. Circus bringing “FUNtasticTour” to Cullman

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    Get ready for the beauty, laughter and excitement when “Alabama’s Favorite Circus,” Loomis Bros.Circus, makes their annual winter return to Cullman Feb. 3-5 with their 2017 “FUNtasticTour.” Performances will take place at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center, located at 17645 U.S. Highway 31...

    Missoula Children’s Theatre bringing “Treasure Island” to Cullman; auditions Jan. 16

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    CULLMAN - In January, the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) will return to Cullman to present "Treasure Island" at the Cullman Civic Center, in partnership with Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R).  As with previous MCT productions, they'll be looking for local talent. The Tribune spoke...

    Fairview starts new tradition with Christmas parade

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    FAIRVIEW - On Friday evening the Fairview Lions Club hosted its first Christmas parade, running from the elementary school down to Fairview Town Park, where other activities were planned.  The parade itself was a small one, but provided entertainment for the large crowd in...

    Holly Pond celebrates Christmas with community parade, annual Christmas Cards in the Park

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    HOLLY POND - On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Holly Pond Civitan Club put on its Christmas parade with the help of local officials and churches, the Holly Pond and Berlin fire departments, local businesses and organizations and the Holly Pond High School band. ...

    Cullman Christmas Festival and Market showcases local talent

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Christian School's Cullman Christmas Festival and Market (previously hosted by St. John's Church) took place on Saturday, boasting more than 50 unique vendors, providing great food and showing off some of Cullman’s top live entertainment groups. Traditional horse-drawn carriage rides gave...

    Wet weather doesn’t dampen spirits at Cullman County Christmas Parade

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    HANCEVILLE - What a day for a parade!  "Months and months of drought, and now it rains," complained one observer in the crowd.  But the complaints were all made with smiles, as the Hanceville Civitan Club put on its 27th annual Cullman County Christmas...

    City kicks off Christmas season in style

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    CULLMAN - On Friday evening, thousands of Cullman area residents lined downtown streets for the city's annual Christmas parade, then filled the stretch from Depot Park to the Festhalle to celebrate the season in style.  More than 40 floats and vehicles took part in...

    Cullman Christmas events and celebrations

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    Updated 12/14/16 at 6:46 p.m.   Friday, Dec. 2- Friday, Dec. 23 Winter Wonderland Sportsman Lake Park will be hosting its annual Winter Wonderland light display during the month of December, beginning on Dec. 2 and ending on Dec. 23. This event features animated light displays, Santa Claus,...

    Giving Back: Good Hope leaders serve Thanksgiving dinner to their community

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    Councilman Taft Dillashaw, Coach Alan Scott and members of the GHHS football team wash dishes. Tribune reporter W.C. Mann shares his experience at yesterday's eighth annual Good Hope Community Thanksgiving Meal. GOOD HOPE - In the Bible we are told, "The greatest among you will...

    St. John’s 2016 Grover Reeves’ Community Thanksgiving Day Meal today at 11 a.m.

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    CULLMAN - More than 100 volunteers and approximately 30 drivers will serve 80 turkeys, gallons of dressing, vats of cranberry sauce and mountains of Cullman sweet potatoes today at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church in Cullman. An army of volunteers and the Community Thanksgiving Meal...

    Good Hope prepares for busy holiday season

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    Plenty of folks came out to enjoy last year's Thanksgiving meal. The City of Good Hope has some good things going on over the next few weeks, to get its folks into the swing of the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas holiday season.  Councilman Greg Brown gives us a...

    CP&R hosting Family Campout at Heritage Park this weekend; Nov. 9 is deadline to sign up

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    CULLMAN – Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host their first-ever Family Campout at Heritage Park on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12. The event will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and conclude at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Families with children ages 15 younger...

    Veterans Day Celebration wows crowds at Sportsman Lake Park and Cullman Regional Airport

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     B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast taxis in after a flight. CULLMAN - Cullman’s Veterans Day Celebration kicked off bright and early this morning at Sportsman Lake Park, with the opening ceremony including special guests Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson and Cullman...

    Nov. 5 Veterans Day program to be historically-rich, high-flying affair

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    CULLMAN - Cullman’s Veterans Day celebration is shaping up to be something spectacular this year, and it’s all going down this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Sportsman Lake Park and Cullman Regional Airport. Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will join Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson...

    Christmas in Cullman Open House set for Nov. 11-13

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    CULLMAN – The Christmas in Cullman board will be hosting Cullman’s annual Christmas Open House Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13. Local businesses will be offering special discounts, sales and in-store events as part of the weekend. Participating businesses are: Finder’s Keepers – Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Margot’s...

    Hanceville Fall Fest sees influx of thousands Sunday afternoon

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    HANCEVILLE - Hanceville’s sixth annual Fall Fest took place Sunday afternoon, with hordes of people filling the downtown streets. Early estimates are that there were at least 3,000 people, many of whom were in costumes to celebrate Halloween. The festival was centered around Hanceville...

    Fairview Lions host Halloween festival and movie night

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    FAIRVIEW - On Saturday evening, the Lions Club of Fairview put on its first Halloween festival at Fairview Community Park.  The event featured pumpkin painting and a pumpkin decorating contest, coloring, a costume contest and of course, plenty of candy.  Right down the sidewalk,...

    Wedding on a budget

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    With minutes to spare before time for the big moment, Beth glances back over her shoulder at her daughter, Alicia, who strikes a dramatic pose to coax a smile from her mom, who would later shed copious tears of joy.   If you’ve been to a...

    East Side Baptist Church Fall Festival: reaching beyond the walls

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    CULLMAN - East Side Baptist Church (ESBC) held its annual Fall Festival Saturday afternoon.  ESBC has been holding these festivals for years at the church, but planners decided to make a change this time around, moving the event to East Side/Lions Club Park on...

    Large crowd enjoys Happy Homes community appreciation event Friday evening

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    Round 2 entertains the crowd Friday night at Happy Homes Real Estate's customer appreciation event. CULLMAN - Happy Homes Real Estate in Cullman held their fourth annual Community Appreciation Day Friday evening, with free food, drinks, balloons and live entertainment for all those in...

    More than 2,000 come out for CRMC’s 2nd annual trunk or treat

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) held its second annual trunk or treat event Thursday evening, with more than 2,000 people coming out to take part in the festivities, many of whom were dressed in their Halloween costumes in the spirit of the...

    Fright night delight

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    CULLMAN – The majestic landscape of Stone Bridge Farms was transformed into the dark side as the venue played host to the annual Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) Therapeutic Recreation Family Halloween Party Tuesday evening. With plenty of minions, police officers and even a group...

    First Baptist Church’s First Fest kicks off days of trunk-or-treat events around town

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    "Ghost City," set up by Charlene Dix and the First Baptist Preschool CULLMAN - Cullman First Baptist Church (FBC) held its third annual First Fest on Wednesday evening, kicking off days of trunk-or-treat events being held by different organizations over the next few days in...

    Family fun at Peinhardt Farm Day

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    CULLMAN - A day of exploration, education and above all plain old fun awaited all who came to Peinhardt Living History Farm Saturday.  The farm held its annual Farm Day, celebrating rural life and the agricultural industry in the 1930s and 40s.  On this...

    2016 Fall festivals, Halloween events and trunk or treats

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    Updated Oct. 31, 2016 2016 Fall Festivals, Halloween Events and Trunk or Treats Events added daily as we receive them. Please visit our online calendar for full details for each event! www.cullmansense.com/calendar   Monday, Oct. 31 Light the Night, 6 p.m. The Link of Cullman County/ Church at The Well 708 Ninth St....

    Peinhardt Farm Day coming this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - The pig, sheep, baby chicks and bunnies are getting used to school kids petting them every day.  The mules are pulling the covered wagon of school kids singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." The sweet potatoes, cotton, and sorghum are going home...

    Saturday Event Guide- Oct. 8

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    It's a jam-packed October Saturday! We've highlighted many of the fun events going on around the area. Events are listed below, but be sure to click on the links for full details! Have a great weekend! ☼ Oktoberfest 2016: Sacred Heart School Street Sale and Festival https://tockify.com/cullmansense/detail/144/1475924400000 ☼...

    Enjoy a Friday night out in Cullman!

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    CULLMAN - If you are looking for something to do in Cullman tonight, you are in luck! There are a handful of events happening, in addition to the regular Oktoberfest festivities. Two German dinners are available, one at The Busy Bee Cafe and the other...

    Oktoberfest 2016: Bigger and better

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    CULLMAN - Oktoberfest this year is full of new activities and twists on traditional Cullman Oktoberfest traditions. Michael Kimbrough, member of the Oktoberfest Board, helped plan and coordinate the activities of Oktoberfest this year and was able to offer an overview of this year’s...

    2016 Oktoberfest has officially begun!

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson kicked off the Oktoberfest 2016 opening ceremony by presenting the colors of the United States and Germany while the national anthem was played by the Hanceville High School German Band. The opening prayer was administered by Chaplain...

    Daily schedule

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    CULLMAN - Oktoberfest is upon us! Below, courtesy of www.CullmanOktoberfest.com, is a detailed schedule for tomorrow through Sunday. To read the history of Oktoberfest in Cullman, visit http://www.cullmanoktoberfest.com/about.html. You can find details on the more popular events in our online calendar at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar.   Thursday, Oct. 6 8-5--Farmer's...

    That’s a wrap! for 2016 Cullman County Fair

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    CULLMAN - According to Cullman Lions Club members and fair workers, the 2016 Cullman County Fair was a slam dunk. The 62nd year broke records in attendance and the amount of funds collected. Cullman Lions Club member Jerry Bonner said, "It’s been a wonderful...

    Oktoberfest 2016: Annual Combined Community Choirs Concert set for Sunday at Sacred Heart

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    CULLMAN - Once again, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman is hosting the annual Oktoberfest Combined Community Choirs Concert, as the highly anticipated fall celebration of the community's German heritage begins.  The free musical event will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...

    Local festival celebrates Native American heritage

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    CULLMAN – The 19th Annual Echota Cherokee Festival and PowWow was held at Sportsman Lake Park Saturday and Sunday. From those in beautiful headdresses to the everyday Native American in a T-shirt, people from all over Alabama joined together to celebrate their heritage. “We...

    The 62nd Annual Cullman County Fair is now open!

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Fair officially kicked off today at 5 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, as well as a ribbon cutting. The event included various community leaders, including District Judge Kim Chaney, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Cullman City Police Chief Kenny...

    Clucknbrew community tailgate party to take place Saturday

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    CULLMAN – Football season has officially arrived. Time for kickoffs and tailgate parties. Time to throw back some beers with friends while cheering on your favorite sports team. With this season comes something to make it even more spectacular: Cullman City Parks and Recreation...

    2nd Annual Caring for Cullman Concert set for Sept. 19

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    CULLMAN - Christian music, country and Broadway fans will be delighted to know that local artists, Eric Bennett and Paige Harbison, will be performing at this year’s second annual Caring for Cullman Concert, brought to you by the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Save the...

    2nd Annual Caring for Cullman Concert set for Sept. 19

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    CULLMAN - Christian music, country and Broadway fans will be delighted to know that local artists, Eric Bennett and Paige Harbison, will be performing at this year’s second annual Caring for Cullman Concert, brought to you by the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Save the...

    Camp Liberty to host event, Rockin’ America’s Heroes, Sept. 24

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    BATTLEGROUND - On Sept. 24 the gates of Camp Liberty will open at 10 a.m. for an all-day event called Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a launch party for The Valkyrie Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful facilitation of the after-down range transition of...

    Labor Day fun in Fairview, thanks to the Fairview Lions Club

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    FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Lions Club hosted a Labor Day car show and family fun event in the glorious shade of community park on Wesley Avenue Monday. The venue helped lessen the 90-degree heat, making the occasion quite enjoyable. The President of the Fairview Lions...

    2016 Sweet Tater Festival biggest yet

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    SMITH LAKE PARK - The sunny weather had a great influence on Cullman County Parks & Rec’s Fourth Annual Sweet Tater Festival Sunday and Monday. According to CCP&R Director Doug Davenport this year saw the greatest turnout the festival has ever had. Davenport attributed...

    20th Annual Sweet Tater Festival kicks off tomorrow

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    CULLMAN - The 20th Annual Sweet Tater Festival kicks off at Smith Lake Park tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 4 and continues Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5. The festival will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Admission is $3 per person. There will be live entertainment, food...

    CP&R kicks off September’s Concerts in the Park series

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    CULLMAN - Thursday was a busy night at Heritage Park in Cullman; balls were flying, runners were jogging and a crowd was gathering for the first free Concerts in the Park event this month. Shelby Williams, athletic director at Cullman City Parks and Recreation, as...

    Farm Y’all goes off without a hitch

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    CULLMAN - Children petting animals, adults pushing strollers with dozing babies, folks visiting, or just sitting on benches doing a little people watching, vendors selling and others carving fruits and vegetables, and the highlight of the festival, giant pumpkins and watermelons which draw lots...

    Rain went away, runners came out to play at last night’s EvaBank Midnight Run

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    CULLMAN - The 24th annual EvaBank Midnight Run was an absolute smash last night, with the torrential rains clearing out about an hour before start time. Cullman City Parks & Rec brought back the black lights and color stations this year; the only difference...

    Town of Colony: “We want our Educational Complex to be a community hub”

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    COLONY - Colony Town Clerk Patricia Ponder grew up working alongside those who lived in Colony.           “I really didn’t see any color. It wasn’t until I got married, moved away from Alabama, that I realized the prejudice that went on. I had never experienced it;...

    Local couple adopting 3 children from Congo; business holding fundraiser to support them

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    For couples who are struggling with why God would not let them have children, we think the better question to ask is what children has God already prepared for you to have? Be open to what God wants to do in your life and...

    Native American girl walks 700 miles home to Alabama

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    Photo: Tom Hendrix This group of Indians were walked from right here (Florence) to the Indian Nation, which is what we call Oklahoma today; around 850 miles from here.” Tom Hendrix   FLORENCE – Family stories have been handed down to the next generation for many, many...

    Bearcat GROWLS prowls into Depot Park

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    This event is a way the community can come together to help make sure every child has a great start with the right tools. Every child deserves that.” Mary Hovater   CULLMAN – Depot Park was hopping on Saturday afternoon, as the new event, Bearcat GROWLS, took...

    Veterans Day celebration expanding to include bigger flight experiences and a Rosie the Riveter competition

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    We are going fully immersive this year. Participants will have the opportunity to watch a 40-minute film about a mission, and then ride in the plane and ‘conduct’ that mission.” Col. Ken Brown   CULLMAN – It was a celebratory atmosphere at the Cullman VFW post on...

    Some unwanted excitement at 2nd Fridays event

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    CULLMAN - The third Friday night celebration of the summer, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s 2nd Fridays Cullman got off to its usual start with shoppers perusing the goods at the Farmer’s Market, kids hopping around in...

    Camp Liberty postpones Freedom Fridays

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    BATTLEGROUND - The Freedom Fridays program at Camp Liberty was set to begin tonight, Aug. 12, but had to be postponed due to technical difficulties. “I sincerely regret to announce that Freedom Friday will be postponed this evening due to technical difficulties,” said Joseph Land...

    Cooking class to be held in Colony

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    COLONY - Donna Shanklin, a regional extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Program, will be leading the Rite Bite Cooking School, focused on nutrition, diet and health at the Colony Educational Complex beginning in August. The six-session class, which will be every Wednesday from...

    Rock and Glow 5K takes over Sportsman Lake Park

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    CULLMAN – Hundreds of runners gathered at Sportsman Lake Park Saturday night to participate in the third annual Rock and Glow 5K.           The event is not an intense running competition. Rather, it is an opportunity for those who want to wear a lot of glow...

    2016 Carmike Cinemas Summer Kid Series wraps up

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    Overall it’s been a good summer and a pretty good year all around.” Harold Barnard   CULLMAN - The 2016 Carmike Cinemas Summer Kid Series came to an end this week. The 10-week series offered a little something special for kids of all ages to enjoy over...

    Special night of singing and worship for Hanceville teen

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    This is such a huge blessing and it couldn't have come at a better time; we are down to one car again and we have decided to get Lexie a better wheelchair.” Amanda Kilgo   CULLMAN - David, The Giant Slayer Ministries held a benefit service for...

    Shedd makes surprise presentation at Fairview band event

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    Photo: Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview, presents Nathan Kilgo, band director and Jonathan Watwood, band booster president with a $2,000 check from the State of Alabama for new uniforms.   All of us parents were in tears today as Rep. Randall Shedd presented the band a check...

    Pancakes, pencils and prayers

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    Photo: Little Eva Alvarado will be able to start kindergarten with plenty of school supplies thanks to the Pancakes, Pencils and Prayers event at Good Hope Baptist Church Saturday morning.   This event today has been unbelievable and also very humbling, especially in times like right...

    Colony provides school supplies for 28 children

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    COLONY – Colony concluded its annual summer program with a back-to-school event. The event capped off a summer program that gave 28 registered students all the supplies they will need for the new school year.           “I went to Wal-Mart, loaded up a couple of buggies, we...

    Kids and families enjoy a night out in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE - Despite the thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon, hundreds of families ventured out to C.W. Day Park in Hanceville for the town’s annual Kids’ Night Out event on Friday evening. Attendance was lower due to the afternoon’s weather and city hall fielded several phone...

    3rd annual Cullman’s BIG Latch On this Saturday

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    The Global BIG Latch On is an organization whose goal is to normalize breastfeeding.” Ashlee Wright   CULLMAN – This Saturday, Aug. 6, the third annual Cullman’s BIG Latch On will take place at Sportsman Lake Park at 10 a.m. Breastfeeding women from throughout Cullman County are...

    News from the Pond: Mrs. Ruth Smith celebrates her 100th birthday

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    Photo: 1-year-old Maddie Claire Shedd, her grandpa Rep. Randall Shedd and Mrs. Ruth Smith   An excerpt from this week's installment of News from the Pond, by Jimmie Dean Carnell: A very exciting time was held on Friday, July 29 at the Holly Pond Senior Citizens Site,...

    Event this weekend for Vinemont’s Anna Hughes

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    On behalf of Denise and myself we are overwhelmed and humbled by everyone's kindness and generosity. We are extremely thankful. May God bless all." Randy Hughes CULLMAN - With her devoted parents by her side day after day at UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center, Anna Hughes, the...

    Doosie Day 2016 rained out Saturday, to begin 11 a.m. Sunday morning

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    Our goal is to make a stand against epilepsy by raising money for research as it is funded extremely low compared to the number of people affected. We also want to raise awareness of epilepsy because there is a lot of misinformation out there.” Heather...