Balloon rides, 5K, arts, crafts, dog show on tap for today’s 3NM

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2014


There is plenty to do in Andalusia today during the Three Notch Festival.

It starts this morning with Running for a Reason’s 5K at 8 a.m. in Robinson Park.

The Andalusia Junior Woman’s Club’s Three Notch Market, an arts and crafts festival featuring local and regional entertainment, is the centerpiece for the event. The arts and crafts show will be held on the grounds of historic Springdale on East Three Notch Street. Entertainment is planned throughout the day, and several food booths also will be set up there. Opening ceremonies are at 9. Picture 1

Chairwoman Tara Dalton had 56 vendors registered yesterday afternoon. Among them is Casey Teel, who will offer children an opportunity to paint a flower pot as a Mother’s Day gift.

The Christian Service Center will have bouncy-houses on the lawn at Springdale, and will allow jumpers for a contribution of canned food or cash.

At First Baptist Church, the Southeast Alabama Scottish Rite will have a hot air balloon ride, horse and carriage rides, a Poker run, and go-cart demonstrations.

Down the street at the Veterans Memorial, an Open Antique and Classic Car Show is set for 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

On Pearl Street, the Andalusia Humane Society will hold the Just-Fur-Kids’ Dog Show from 10 a.m. until noon. There also will be animals from the Andalusia Animal Shelter on site and available for adoption.

This morning, LAAC is hosting children’s art activities. This afternoon, the gallery will be open with a reception for the art of “Mr. B.,” LaFelt Brannon. (See today’s Neighbors section for details.)

The Three-Notch Museum will be have the grand re-opening of the Mark Gibson Model Train Exhibit. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Food, galore!

At First United Methodist Church, beginning the Covington Arts Council and ACT I will host a pancake breakfast today. Tickets are $6 per person.

At First Baptist Church, the Southeast Alabama Scottish Rite will have Boston butts and homemade ice cream.

Three Notch Market also has food vendors at Springdale.

At Harold’s Covenant Hospice’s bake sale continues from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Wait, there’s more!

The Covington Arts Council will host a local artists recital at 7 tonight, Sat., May 3, in city hall. Performers include Monica Barton, Beth Dean, Johnny Brewer, Ralph Purvis, and Scott Rogers. Admission is $10.

East Three Notch Street will be closed from City Hall to Stanley Avenue.