Watermelon Festival at Pioneer Village

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article Published 11:30 pm Thursday, July 9, 2009 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell In July 1985, the Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market broke new ground in Pike County with a Watermelon Festival. The event was so popular that it became an annual event and has become a mid-summer tradition for many area families.The 2009 Watermelon Festival will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 and admission is free.“We’ve got a lot of events planned for both days and the shopping will be good,” said G.V. Griffin, village manager. “So, we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the weekend with us.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Food vendors will serve barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, roasted corn, pork skins, milk shakes, soft drinks, boiled and roasted peanuts and snow cones.“We’ll also have a variety of arts and crafts,” Wallace said.“The vendors will have steel art, jewelry, pillows, ceramics, bookends made from rocks, birdhouses, handmade quilts, just about any arts and crafts items that you expect to see at a festival.”In addition to arts and crafts on the ground, the 10 historic structure shops will be open. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip The Watermelon Festival is a family event and there will be plenty to keep the kids entertained.“We’ve got all kinds of activities and games planned for the kids,” said Nan Wallace, programs coordinator. “Many of the activities will be centered around watermelons – the watermelon eating contest and the watermelon seed spitting contest. But we’ll also have a wheelbarrow race and a fish pond. One lady will be here with a cow that the children can milk and a calf that they can bottle feed. We’ll have pony rides and lots of fun games and contests.”For people of all ages, there will be the ever popular cake walk and entertainment and lots of good things to eat. Watermelon Festival at Pioneer Village Sponsored Content You Might Like Higway 87 project delayed with rain The road resurfacing set to begin Wednesday on Alabama Highway 87 was delayed because of the week’s rainy weather. “The… read more The shops offer shoppers everything from Alabama souvenirs to Western and Indian items and from antiques and collectibles to used furniture.The LifeSouth Blood Bank will also be at the site and WLWI Radio will broadcast live from the Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market.The village host three annual festivals, Pioneer Day in April, the Watermelon Festival in July and the Peanut Festival in October.The Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market was founded by James Ralph Johnson as a place where visitors could step back in time and enjoy an educational and memorable shopping experience. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

MEPs set to vote on weights legislation

first_imgThe issue of prescribed weight legislation – including bread weights – was due to be voted on in the European Parliament as British Baker went to press.Trade bodies, including the Federation of Bakers (FoB), are battling against the draft EU Nominal Quantities Directive, which suggests deregulating weight legislation, including the current UK system of selling bread above 300g in set weights of 400g, 800g and 1,200g. They argue that deregulation will cause confusion among consumers, because no specific measurements will be required by law. For example, one retai-ler could sell a 400g loaf, another a 380g, for the same price.FoB director Gordon Polson told British Baker he was “reasonably confident” the European Parliament would vote in favour of allowing the various European nations to keep their own weights legislation. In December, the EU Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee voted to exclude bread and other staples from the legislation. The issue is due to be voted on by MEPs on February 2.last_img read more

Top Paddling Gear Picks for Summer

first_imgPaddlesports are seeing a worldwide revival, due to increasingly lightweight material innovations, new boat designs, better water-friendly fabrics, and more access to waterways. An improving economy is also driving innovation as manufacturers are able to invest more back into R & D. Nowhere is this revival more apparent than in the Southeast. With the Freestyle World Championships taking place on the Nantahala last year, things are really on a roll – pun intended. Here’s a look at few Blue Ridge Outdoors picks for your summer paddling adventures.Gerber River ShortyImproving on a classic is tough to do, but Gerber took the chance with the re-introduction of their traditional stub-nose waterman’s blade, the River Shorty, built specifically for paddlers, sailors and divers. This blunt-tip river knife features a serrated 3-inch, polished 420HC stainless steel blade wrapped in a durable, slip-resistant nylon handle. The hard plastic sheath attaches easily to belt, boot or PFD and will accept the blade edge right or left. Made in Gerber’s Portland, Oregon, factory, the River Shorty carries the brand’s lifetime warranty and is now available in high visibility green (shown) as well as classic black. (MSRP $33) gerbergear.comNemo Helio Pressure ShowerRinsing off out of the back of your Subaru after a day on the river is one of the small pleasures in life, and Nemo has provided an extremely convenient and effective way to get this backcountry cleanse. The Helio Pressure Shower comes in a tidy nested kit and provides up to seven minutes of steady water pressure. Unlike gravity-fed, hanging shower systems, the Helio sits on the ground and uses an 11-liter welded-fabric water container, pressurized by a foot durable pump. Let the water tank warm in the sun while you are out paddling. It can also be used to rinse off doggie paws, bike tires, or to wash dishes. (MSRP $99.95) nemoequipment.comAstral Ronny Fisher Kayak Fishing PFD Southeastern favorite Astral has a number of new offerings for Spring, not the least among them the Ronny Fisher – Astral’s first kayak-fishing specific PFD, created with feedback from the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association. The technical vest features Astral’s Thin-Vent proprietary foam-vent technology, a 500d Cordura wrap, and is decked out with a plethora of storage solutions all the way down to a beverage holder and cell phone pocket. Reflective hits and a stowable hood complete the picture in this departure piece for Astral. (MSRP $159.95) astraldesigns.comBluesmiths KanahaUsing some of the most advanced technical fabrics in the world from Switzerland –NanoSphere – the Bluesmiths Kanaha LS Ocean Shirt is a hydrophobic must-have for stand-up paddlers and other watersports enthusiasts. As you might expect, it’s got 40 UPF sun protection as well, and it’s quickly gaining notoriety for breathability, quick-dry and lightweight comfort. Bluesmiths manufactures in Canada with an eye for style, an environmental sensibility and real life paddlers and seamen developing product. (MSRP $90) bluesmiths.comNikwax Sandal Wash and Footwear Cleaning GelYour favorite Chacos, Tevas and Cudas can quickly become stinkified after many days on the river and around the campfire over the course of a season. But you love those sandals. Consider the environment and your pocketbook and treat them with Nikwax Sandal Wash or Footwear Cleaning Gel to give them new life. Sandal Wash works to clean synthetics, leather and fabrics and removes bacteria (typically responsible for rot and stink); while Footwear Cleaning Gel not only cleans but also revives water repellency and can revitalize breathability. Nikwax products are typically gentle on your goods and on the environment (VOC/FC-free, water based and biodegradable). The company’s apparel cleaning products work great too. Consider it a small investment in your gear. ($7.25 sandal wash / $8.50 cleaning gel) nikwax.comJulbo WaveMountaineers among you will quickly recognize this iconic French sunglass brand for their fit, protection and quality. Now paddlers have access to the company’s photochromic, polarized (eliminates glare), and hydrophobic (won’t streak when wet) lenses as well – and they float too. A removable frame skirt helps keep spray out of the eyes while air flows around to prevent fogging. A supple rubber adheres to the nose. Available in Black/Yellow, White/Black, Black/Sky Blue, and Blue/Black; the photochromic Octopus gets darker and lighter with light intensity and is the pricier of two lens options. (MSRP $120 Polarized 3+/$190 Octopus) julbousa.comKokatat Whitewater and off-shore hardcores will be interested to know that Kokatat’s new Icon Gore-Tex (in both 3-layer Pro Shell and Cordura) rear-entry dry suit (previously only available in the Jackson Collection) is now out in two new colors for men and women. It features full latex gaskets, integrated Gore-Tex socks, dual-adjustable overskirt, and, for men, front relief zipper. Ahhhhh. And when you’re not shredding waves, check out the new Kokatat Destination line, featuring caps, paddling pants and shirts, and other pieces that crossover well for lifestyle and travel. (MSRP $1090) kokatat.comGoal Zero Lighthouse250 Lantern and Power HubThe GZ Lighthouse 250 is a great tool to keep in your shuttle vehicle – it provides light for when you take-out after dusk and it can recharge your other devices. You can adjust brightness levels and direction to save on power for a 48-hour max run time. It’s rechargeable from Goal Zero solar panels, from any USB port, and it features a hand-crank for emergency charges. It can recharge a smartphone twice or give a 40-percent boost to a tablet. (MSRP $79.99) goalzero.comThule SUP ShuttleTo make use of your current Thule rack system with the new stand-up paddleboard you got for Christmas, consider spending the rest of your extra bread on some sweet rack attachments. The SUP Shuttle (MSRP $149.95) features telescoping-width (fits boards up to 34″ wide) with built-in board protection and universal FlipFit Bracket rack compatibility. Dual loading design and weather resistant base padding allows for safe transport of two boards. Adjustable wrap-around padding on straps protects boards from strap abrasion. Of course, if single-blade is your thing, there’s always the new Portage Canoe Carrier (MSRP $119.95), now Thule’s easiest loading canoe carrier with universal roof rack compatibility. Durable gunwales with ramped sides and cushioned base pads protect the canoe during transit to the put-in. thule.comlast_img read more

4 personal finance moves to make before you’re 30

first_img40$97,000 Raise your credit scoreLoans are a part of life. Building and maintaining a good credit score can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life now and in the future when you’re considering applying for a loan or even a credit card.Read some good personal finance booksIn all things, the more you know, the better off you are. Here are a couple personal finance books to consider:Unshakeable by Tony RobbinsHow to make your money last by Jane Bryant QuinnThe Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later by Ric Edelman 35$137,000 45$69,000 25$269,000 If You Contribute $18,000 to Your 401(k) at Age…Here’s What You’ll Have by Age 65 (Assumes a 7% Average Annual Return) 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Young Robbie is the Associate Publisher at CUInsight.com. As Associate Publisher, Robbie works with professionals throughout the credit union industry to find new and innovative ways to spread their message … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details 30$192,000 Master the art of automatingSaving is easy if you don’t have to think about it. Automatically sending a chunk of cash to your savings every month means you are paying yourself first.Max out your 401kThe more money you put in, the more your money will grow over time. While you have the budget for it, you should add all that you can!last_img read more