Organizers: 3NF good 1st try

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Organizers of Saturday’s Three Notch Festival agreed the event was a good first try.

Curtis Simpson, who led the effort to grow the Andalusia Junior Woman’s Club’s annual Three Notch Market to a full-fledged festival, said several non-profits were able to raise money, and that was his original goal.

“Meredith’s Miracles made more than $700 from the car show,” Simpson said. “I think the bake sale (for Covenant Hospice) made about $600 to $700, and the 5K did well.”

Organizers of the Running for a Reason 5K, which raised money to help purchase a new motorized wheel chair for Charlie Woods, said they had a great day and reached their goal.

More than 20 runner and walkers registered for the event.

“Overall, I was pleased,” Simpson said. “The hot air balloon wasn’t able to fly because of the wind, but we knew that was a possibility going in.”

Tara Dalton said Three Notch Market, the arts and craft show on the grounds of Springdale, was buzzing with patrons.

“It was beautiful and breezy Saturday,” she said. “The music was grand and even Mark Twain made an appearance. I am so thankful to all who came out and shopped with our vendors and enjoyed a good meal.”

Jan White reported a high volume of traffic at the Three Notch Museum, where members of the Covington Historical Society re-opened the recently restored Mark Gibson Railroad display. Members of the Gibson family were on hand for the celebration.

Similarly, at the LAAC, attendance was great at reception featuring the works of LaFelt Brannon.

A wrap-up meeting is set Thursday night at the Chamber to debrief participants on what could be done better.

“I’d like to see it happen again,” Simpson said.