Good morning Fort Payne, Alabama and thanks for being a part of one of the most historic, scenic, storied and picturesque small towns in all of these United States.
I am constantly amazed at the new found love for our small town from visitors and people who have found their way here to retire. There is a special kind of small town love that I feel like no matter where you come from that it pulls you to a small town. I believe that no matter where we were born and raised there is a little bit of Mayberry in all of us.
Let me explain what I mean by this a little bit, I believe the reason there was such a connection to the show Mayberry is because I believe all of us want what the show offered from its slow pace life, fishing holes, open doors, no to little crime and simple Sundays of church with fried chicken after and then relaxing the rest of the day. Yeah I think we could all use a Mayberry Sunday.
Mike Griggs and the guys from the Wills Town Rats had a great first City of Fort Payne Wills Town Social Hot Rod and Bike Night. This is approximately the 6th year of the Wills Town Rats and these guys have a great time and always have a charity to which to donate. These event happen every 4th Saturday, located at The Rotary Pavilion rain or shine. It is always a big time with food, music and beverages. These type of community events are at the heart of what makes downtown click so get out and get involved.
I hear a lot of times through my time around town people actually say that there is nothing to do in Fort Payne. That is just not true! We have something going on almost every night around town somewhere. We have a town full of activities, so follow the Fort Payne events on Facebook and our Main Street Page.
Fort Payne also has The Vintage 1889 that is always offering live tunes and The Spot also has started back with some live gigs so check out their social media page. Well people tonight is the night for the Wildwood reunion concert at the Vintage 1889 Ball Room and it is going to be an exciting show! I am so ready for this show!!!