Summer is officially here and vacation planning is in full swing. Before you press the book now button, check out these 3 festivals that you may want to plan your family vacation around right here in Marshall County.
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It’s finally here. That day we have waited for over a rainy, cold winter. Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer vacation for students and teachers across our state. In honor of making it through another year, here are 6 things you can do together this weekend.
A little-known fact…pizza took America by storm before it became popular in its home country of Italy, and February 9 is National Pizza Day in America.
For year’s Valentine’s Day has “owned” February, but you might be surprised to learn that the F in February could actually stand for many different kinds of food! Don’t let one day of pink candy hearts constrain your celebration! There are six month-long food holidays in February. In fact, each day of the month is a day to celebrate a different type of food!
Next week everyone is going to be talking about the eagles. No, not the Philadelphia Eagles, but those we find right here in Marshall County. Eagle Awareness will take place again this year at Lake Guntersville State Park. The weekend program kicks off on Friday, January 25 and takes place every weekend through February 17.
This week we have a special birthday to celebrate. Our very own county turned 182 years young on January 9. Present-day Marshall County was created in 1836 by an act of the Alabama Legislature. The land was acquired in an 1835 treaty with the Cherokee and named in honor of Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall, who served during the time of the land purchase.
Everything is Merrier in Marshall County, Alabama this time of year! Whether you are doing some holiday travel to the area or planning to enjoy things closer to home, you’ve come to the right place!
We all know that Saturdays in the South are centered around college football. However, there is always that weekend (or two) that my team isn’t playing.
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On August 10th and 11th, downtown Albertville will transform itself into one of the best concert venues in the South.
HydroFest is the perfect activity for families. With so much to see and do inside the event venue, including a kid’s inflatable area and static displays, combined with fast-paced racing on the water, there will be something fun for each member of the family.
Marshall County's first brewery
In 2015, the landscape of brewed beer completely changed when Brett, Clay and Sarah Smith, owners of Main Channel Brewing Company, opened the doors of Main Channel Brewing Company.
Guest Blog by Jennifer Palmer, President of the Albertville Chamber of Commerce
Wow! I had the trip of a lifetime between Christmas and New Year's traveling to Pasadena, California, to watch the Albertville Aggie High School Band march in the Rose Parade festivities. My daughter is on the Color Guard, and, yes, I am a proud momma.
Guest Blog by Morri Yancy, President of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce
Mentoring is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and your organization. Having been the beneficiary of an outstanding mentor, I understand and value the impact a professional mentor can have on a career. Seventeen years ago, I began my career as a chamber of commerce executive. I was focused on building a strong organization and establishing myself as a leader in the community.
“We’re getting married!” The holiday season doesn’t just celebrate Christmas and bringing in a new year, it is also one of the most popular times for couples to get engaged. When you think about it, it truly is the best time to pop the question. Family being together and childhood friends visiting home for Christmas, no one will miss the special occasion. It doesn’t matter what platform of social media you are on, you are almost guaranteed to see a proposal photo. It’s a very exciting time in a couple’s life and Marshall County has plenty of breathtaking venues for that perfect wedding day.
Alabama has launched a three-year celebration that honors its 200th birthday from 2017 to 2019. During those three years, Alabamians across the state will celebrate Alabama Places, Alabama People and Alabama Stories. Marshall County is fortunate to have a plethora of historical places, people and stories.