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Boaz Chamber Announces Darryl Worley As Concert Headliner
Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:27 am | Updated: 3:47 pm, Fri, Apr 7, 2017 By Huck Treadwell | The Reporter
The Boaz Chamber of Commerce announced Darryl Worley as the headliner for its Summer Concert and Fireworks Show.
Dale Morten, the chamber’s coordinator for the show, said the annual concert would be reformatted this year for a full afternoon and evening of fun for the family.
This year, the festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, with performances by Boaz High School choirs and bands. The concert series will still be held at the Boaz Outlet Center on Billy B. Dyar Boulevard. The festival will include a kid’s zone, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and retail information booths.
The afternoon will continue with concerts by Soul Survivor Band, the Martin Family Circus and the Darryl Worley show will conclude the day’s entertainment. A fireworks show will conclude the evening events.
During his career, Worley has scored nearly 20 hit singles and three chart-topping hits with the self-written “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten,” which spent an seven weeks at No. 1, as well as “I Miss My Friend” from songwriter friends in Nashville. Worley also gives back to the community through his annual charities that has funded organizations such as the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in Savannah, Tenn.
Worley wrote “Have You Forgotten” after 9/11 and the song is the biggest hit of his career. He makes annual visits to perform for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Morten said the concert is now a Boaz Chamber of Commerce sponsored event and corporate sponsorship packages are available. For sponsorship information, call the Boaz Chamber of Commerce at 256-593-8154, Morten at 256-572-7600 or Sheila Sanders at 256-960-1067.
Boaz Promotes Farmers Market With New Signs
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:08PM | Updated: 3:30PM | Taylor Beck
The City of Boaz unveiled new signs that it hopes will lead citizens and visitors to its growing farmers market.
The Boaz Farmers Market, located at the corner of Line Avenue and Alabama Highway 205, is back open and Peggie Haney, president of the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce, said the reason behind creating signs was simple – the community did not have any.
“One day I was thinking, I was looking at all [of the chamber of commerce] signs that we have in different places for the tourist information center and it just dawned on me that, hey, I like to go to the farmers market,” Haney said. “But I haven’t seen any signs to lead people in to where our farmers market is and I thought ‘well I’m going to call the mayor and see if we can work on this together.’”
Haney said they put up six signs in different parts of the city and might make more. She also said the signs were created by Tent Tech; she told them what they wanted for a design and Tent Tech put it together.
“They’re our Boaz colors: gray with burgundy lettering,” Haney said. “They’re nice metal signs. We hope they’ll be very durable for a long time and be able to lead people in to where Line Avenue is because there’s a lot of ways to get there.”
Haney encouraged everyone to come out and support the local farmers, and see what items they have to offer.
“The farmers market is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they have a lot of local food fresh produce,” Haney said. “There’s kind of like a movement right now with farm to table and a lot of people are vegetarians now, but even if you’re not a vegetarian, you want fresh homegrown produce. You want things that are grown local, things that are fresh, and a lot of our restaurants are using from some of our local growers’ vegetables and things that are home grown.
“We would like for people to come out and just see what they have,” Haney continued. “They have more than just fresh produce, they will have honey and sorghum syrup, they’ll have chow-chow, they’ll have all types of other canned goods that you can look at.”