It’s April in Talladega!

By Laura Nation-atchison/The Daily Home
March 9, 2013

The ghosts are lined up for the cemetery walk and the homes are getting ready for tours, and the dozens of volunteers working to plan April in Talladega 2013 are excited.

The official kick-off for this year’s April in Talladega Pilgrimage was held Feb. 28 at the home of Bill and Evelyn McGehee in Talladega, and committee members and chairs showed up with plenty of enthusiasm.

The dates are April 12 and 13 and tickets are already available at the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, with the fee $15 for adults and $10 for students age 12 and under.

You may also order tickets online at www. TalladegaChamber.com or find information at www.facebook.com/aprilintalladega.
The traditional home tours are on tap along with the stroll through Oak Hill Cemetery with special guests appearing to tell about their lives in Talladega.
Free events will include the exhibit “The Emperor’s Cache” at Heritage Hall Museum, where collector of far Eastern antiques Meg Paulon will display interesting furnishings and finds from her travels to the East.

Tours of the Talladega courthouse, the oldest continuously used courthouse in Alabama will be ongoing along with all “all out” block party on the square Friday night from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with great live dance music for all ages. The party includes lots of children’s activities as well and an array of food vendors, too.

There’s a lot to see and do at A.J. Powers Lodge in Winterboro, where you’ll find all kinds of activities, including a visit from Sylacauga native Cabot Barden, a musician, singer and songwriter and also the author of two novels.

His book “Mixed Blessings” was the winner of 2012 Pinnacle Achievement Award for Literary Fiction.

Residents of the historic Hillcrest neighborhood will offer tours of their tree-lined streets and offer refreshments
Terry Townsend invites you to an Antique Show at Townsend’s Warehouse and there’s a Preview Party Thursday, April 11 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the shop located at 206 Coosa Street West.

For more on this story, please ready the March 9, 2013 edition of The Daily Home

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