Next weekend’s 3NM features new events

Published 12:36 am Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Andalusia Junior Woman’s Club’s annual Three Notch Market will return to Springdale and offer new events this year.

The spring arts and crafts festival, now in its ninth year, originally was held at Springdale. It moved for several years to historic Central Street, but it’s back.

“We like the idea of kids being able to run and play,” club member and organizer Aubrey McKee said. “We’ve also added some events for youth that will make it fun.

The AJWC supports local charities and initiatives which benefit children, including Meredith’s Miracles, the Full Tummy Project, Imagination Library, Covington Arts Council, and Ollie’s Army, just to name a few

This year’s market is set for Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

This year’s shirts are dusty blue and feature the art of the market’s featured artist, Mary Susan Crovato. They are $25 each.

Talent show

The talent show is set from 9 until 11 a.m., with cash prizes for children and adults. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $20. To register, email


Miss Three Notch

Former Miss Alabama Britni Ballard will host the Miss Three Notch Pageant, slated for 2:30 until 4 p.m. Age groups are kindergartner through fifth grade (Little Miss Three Notch,) and sixth through twelfth grade (Miss Three Notch).

The Little Miss Three Notch category will have a photo entry only. On the day of the pageant, photos must be turned in from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each entry will be $5 or $10 for three photos.

For the Miss Three Notch category, there will be three events – miss photogenic, outfit of choice and interview.

For more information or to register please contact There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $20.


Art contest

The club’s annual art contest has returned. Artists aged kindergarten through 12 are encouraged to enter the contest, which is themed “All Through the Town.” Young artists should submit an 8 x 10 creation on heavy peper depicting a landmark or historical building in Andalusia. Submissions should be turned in at The Star-News, 207 Dunson Street, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. All art will be displayed on Saturday.

The children’s area will include choo-choo rides, bounce houses, face painting and arts and crafts projects.



Chris Smith will emcee the talent show and entertainment throughout the day. Entertainers include Smith, Hunter Linzy, and Jeff and Jacob Sellers.



Three Notch Market is, after all, an arts and crafts show. Arthur Smith will return with his gorgeous pastel portraits. Rik Long will display his brand of folk art; Sue Coleman will sell handmade rugs; and Chelsea Rae Huggins will show her paintings done by mouth.

Featured artist Mary Susan Crovato also will be on hand. Club members will be taking bids for her painting of Springdale, which is currently on display at The Gallery. The art also is featured on the Three Notch Market T-shirt.



Speaking of T-shirts, this year’s shirts are dusty blue. They are $25 each and available in sizes ranging from small to XL.