By: Joel and Tommy Trimble
Teen-age wisdom: Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo went into hiding. If you are still looking for Waldo after all this time, come to the Iron Works Festival on October 13th & 14th. We can't guarantee that you'll see either Waldo or Chuck Norris, but we are certain that you'll meet lots of nice-to-know down home folks there.
Of course we need lots of sweet friendly volunteers to help with festival activities. In a pinch we'll take your help even if you're in grouch mode. but please remember that as Abe Lincoln observed: "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be". So, just put on your glad rags and come help. Call John Brasher, 669-2465, Tommy Trimble, 670-0142, or Virginia Mitchell, 669-6481, to say that you'll lend a hand.
Thanks to Ron Howard for his donation of the July 1968 and the July 1973 issues of "The Alabama Review". These issues contain historical information on "The Selma Works" by Richard J. Stockham and "Horace Ware: Alabama Iron Pioneer" by Robert McKinzie. Both of these essays have numerous references to the Shelby Iron Works.
We have invited both a group of Civil War re-enactors and a group of Early American Era portrayers to be part of our Festival. Current indications are that both groups are planning a traditional style overnight encampment at the park.
Due to the drought and extreme summer heat, we are having a problem getting cane for the syrup mill. Anyone who knows a cane grower with extra cane please contact John Brasher, Tommy Trimble or John Perkins.
November Meeting: 19th 7P.M.
Christmas Lighting Ceremony/Donít Hog the Campfire Cookout: Nov. 23rd at 6 P.M.
Meeting dates: Jan. 21st
Reminder: Association dues for 2007-2008 are due as of 1 October. Dues are $12.00 per year and are tax-deductible. You can mail your dues to the association or present them in person at one of the monthly meetings. Dues can also be paid at the Fall Festival. The association address is:
Historic Shelby Association
P.O. box 176
Shelby, Alabama, 35143
Let's make this Fall Festival the best ever.