Helena Weekend Events
It will be a great weekend in Helena. There will be a bunch of great yardsales and I posted those earlier (Post). Here is a summary of the open events in Helena this weekend. Please check back because after I post, I usually get several emails asking me to add things. I will update and add them to the bottom. The big events are the HIS Fall Festival, Papa Saias Fall Fest, and Cherokee Beach 50th Annv. So this post is currently version: 2.0
FRIDAY October 5th
6:00pm-10:00pm HIS Fall Fest- The Carnival will be at Helena Intermediate Playground
9:00pm Karaoke at Rio Bar and Grill
Saturday, October 6
10:00am 50th Anniversary for Cherokee Beach
11:00am Fall Fest and Fish Fry at Papa Saias
12pm-6pm HIS Fall Fest- The Carnival will be at Helena Intermediate Playground
2:00pm Jason Mayo performs at Papa Saias
2:00pm-8:00pm Warehouse Racing RC Tournament
4:00pm Tyrone Prothro autograph at Papa Saia
8:00pm Tracey and Alan perform at Papa Saias
8:00pm Pelham Homecoming
9:00pm Jager Muffin performs at Rios Bar and Grill
Sunday, October 7
1pm-4pm Meet the Mayor at Helena Amphitheater
2pm-6pm Matt Hill perfoms at Papa Saia's
Cub Scouts from Pack 532 will be at the Walgreens in Helena this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm selling popcorn. This is their big fundraiser for the year and helps pay for their year in scouting. Go ahead buy your year's supply. It will save you a trip to the store later
Helena Intermediate Fall Fest
You know it is finally Fall when the Ferris Wheels, Rides and game booths arrive at Helena Intermediate on Hwy 52w. They also have great activities inside as well. It will start Friday 6pm-10pm and then on Saturday 12pm-6pm. You can buy a ride armband for $15 a day or buy one for two days for $25. Here's a video from a couple of years ago: https://vimeo.com/2061199
Prothro comes to Helena
The owner of The Beveled Edge and we will be at Papa Saia's all day Saturday with Alabama and Auburn memorabilia and they will get a visit from Alabama's Tyrone Prothro! Tyrone will be with them from 4pm to 6pm. We will have photos/prints starting at $10.00 that you can get autographed. If you have an item you would like signed it will be $10.00 and if you would like just a photo without purchase it will be $5.00. If you purchase an autograph you are free to to snap a photo for free.
Cherokee Beach 50th Anniversary
Here's some Helena History... Many of you have seen the Cherokee Campground sign in Helena as you drive down Morgan road (Hwy 52 West). At the back of the campground there used to be a major resort. It was the place to be on Sundays in the 60s and 70s. They would have live bands and the beach would be packed.
Becky Parr contacted me and told me that they are planning a 50th Anniversary for Cherokee Beach on Co Rd 93. It will be on this Saturday, Oct 6th from 10:00am-3:00pm with Carl Simonetti as the DJ. He will be playing music that they used to hear at the beach in the 60's and 70's. The event is free and attendees should bring blankets and chairs and a picnic lunch.
I drove by lake this past Saturday. The beach part closed in 1987 due to high insurance and maintenance costs. The youngest son, Tommy Littleton still lives there in the family's old summer home. The event should be awesome so if you know someone who used to hang out there.Pass the news along to your Friends who used to be there. They have even set up a facebook page if you want to join and share your memories: http://www.facebook.com/groups/367587815529/
Papa Saia's Fall Fest and Fish Fry
Here is the event poster for the Papa Saia event. I also put it in the Calendar timeline
Britt emailed and said that there is a Big Race tomorrow at the Warehouse. 33/40 News is coming over for an interview. Britt said the best times to visit are from 2pm-8pm. Come by and watch some of the best racers in Alabama. 204 Rolling Mills St.