Monday, October 27, 2008

Across the Creek





The bridge at Kenan's Mill will be swinging again this Saturday as folks cross Valley Creek to the annual fall festival. Of course, those who don't wish to bounce their way across can just take the road.

Anyway, bring your lawn chairs and sit all day listening to bluegrass music and tap along with the cloggers. I hear a little 7-year-old boy and his granddaddy from Tuscaloosa are gonna play some dueling banjoes too. Don't worry about getting hungry. There will be plenty to eat, including a taste of Selma's Best chili and cornbread in a couple of cookoffs. Get a team together for the cookoffs, and you might win cash and/or trophies!

Kids (and adults) have the added fun of free hayrides pulled by an antique tractor, pony rides and bouncing around on inflatables. There's arts and crafts, and the mill house will be open for tours as will the mill where you can buy fresh-ground cornmeal.

As you can tell in the photo above, Valley Creek was low and muddy last year, but a lot more rain has the creek spilling over the dam the way it's supposed to. Gates open at 9 a.m., and the music begins at 10.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice scene. The bridge looks like it is loaded down and bending.

Jim said...

I bet its going to be a great day. Sounds like fun.

D said...

Very pretty fall leaves and bridge, but I'll take the road. Those swinging bridges unnerve me a bit.
The festival sounds like fun! But, didn't y'all know it's Alabama Homecoming weekend?
Oh right...I forgot that not everyone in the world plans everything around the football season. Ha ha! :)

Halcyon said...

Sounds like there's a lot going on in Selma these days!

Rose said...

I will come for the bluegrass and consider myself blessed! If only I could!

altadenahiker said...

I lived in Seattle as s a kid and we had a few swinging bridges. Loved them; thanks for reminding me.

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