Old School Sing-a-long to go a long with Alabama’s bicentennial celebration

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2019

To go along with the state of Alabama’s bicentennial celebration, the Covington Historical Society is bringing back a favorite pastime for the local community.

Organized by Andalusia’s own Sue Bass Wilson, there will be an Old School Sing-a-long on Thurs., Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the city hall auditorium.

“This reenactment of the days of school assembly sing-a-longs in the city and county schools will be fun for all ages with special entertainment by local talent,” she said. “We’ll have a barbershop quartet.”

Wilson said there will be a program printed with the words for locals to sing-a-long.

Some of the songs to be featured are “Billy Boy,” K-K-K-Katy,” “Polly Wolly Doodle,” “Comin’ Round the Mountain,” “Wait for the Wagon,” and Daisy Bell.”

Wilson said there will be a display of old Andalusia post cards as well at the event.

Wilson asked the city council Tuesday night to ask the city ambassadors to participate and said she has invited Gov. Kay Ivey to the event.

The event is endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.