Catfish Festival set for May 20th

Save the date for 22nd Annual Catfish Festival on Saturday, May 20th at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, Alabama. 22 years ago, the Small Business Council started this tradition. Many recall the actual catfish in a netted area for kids to fish. Years later, the Small Business Council had to give up the kids’ fishing area, and Johnny Johnson, organizer of the event, stated if someone or an organization would like to adopt the tradition of the kids’ fishing area, they are more than welcome.

The Jackson County Cruisers will also be putting on a car\truck\motorcycle show at the festival. Registration fee is $20, and takes place from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. All funds will benefit the Backpack for Kids program, an effort that provides bags of food for Jackson County children to take home on the weekends to help ensure there will be food to eat while they are away from school where regular meals are provided.

There will also be arts, craft and jewelry vendors, food vendors with hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, snow cones, homemade ice cream and fried pies, a free kid’s area with inflatables and train rides and entertainment during the car show by The Bowman’s out of Cincinnati, Ohio and a pet parade.

This event will be held rain or shine with fun for the whole family.

They are also needing more vendors to sign up. If you’d like to sign up, please call Living Word Ministries at 256.574.4305 or 256.609.1409 for more information.

Save the date for the 22nd Annual Catfish Festival. Bring the family for a fun day, great food and donations to a worthy community resource.

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