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Alapaha Station Celebration
November 8, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 10, 2019
The Alapaha Station Celebration got off the ground as a festival marking the centennial of Alapaha in 1981. Our annual event extols community awareness and genuine fun in a safe, family environment and is held during the second weekend of November. A parade, free entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ rides, classic cars and tractors, delicious food, a worship service, and much more are just around the corner.
“Go Tigers! Remembering Alapaha Elementary School” is our theme. A royal blue and gold shirt depicting the ferocious tiger mascot will soon be available. On Friday evening, November 8, a reunion of school alumni will mark the 25th anniversary of the school closing as well as the 80th anniversary of the Alapaha Gym opening.
Regional talent, including country traditionalist Danny Dawson, will perform throughout Saturday, November 9, following the 10:30 a.m. parade. Our headliner will be announced by October.
Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church will wrap up the celebration with a Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 10, at 11 a.m. inside the gym.
The Alapaha Station Celebration brings our community together for a weekend of fun and enables people with limited financial resources the opportunity to enjoy an entertainment roster featuring a professional singer at no cost to them. No two ways about it, folks will leave with an appreciation for why Alapaha is nicknamed the “little town with a big heart.”
Celebration-propelled revenue impacts the town and county. The annual, spectacularly blessed Alapaha Easter Passion Play counts the celebration as a sponsor. Funds have been contributed to the Alapaha Fire Department and individuals who have experienced house fires or other emergencies. Flags and Christmas decorations have been purchased for the community. The celebration committee also played a prominent role in the mammoth Alapaha Gym restoration project in 2013 which revitalized the historic structure for future community functions.
Alapaha Station Celebration 2019 Schedule of Events
Friday, November 8
7:00 p.m. “Go Tigers! Remembering Alapaha Elementary School” class reunion
Saturday, November 9
10:30 PARADE [Former Alapaha Elementary School Principal Dona Fields and Coach Ronnie Floyd, Co-Grand Marshals]
11:15 Berrien High School Band
- Announcements: Iraman Vickers
- Welcome by Mayor Waymond Smith
- Pledge of Allegiance
- National Anthem
- Cartoon Characters [after performing will meet kids @ Becky’s Beauty Salon; other children’s activities will occur at Alapaha Depot throughout day]
3:30 Intermission and Cake Sale
4:00 Headliner TBD
In case of inclement weather, all entertainment will be moved to the Alapaha Gym. Bathrooms are located at the Alapaha Depot.
Sunday, November 10
- Community Worship Service, Alapaha Gym
- Guest speaker: Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church
[opening remarks by Bro. Don Fender]
- Featuring the Alapaha Community Choir conducted by Gail Powell