Archived Story

Waverly Fall Boogie draws big crowds

Published 11:45am Friday, October 5, 2012

A retirement luncheon was held in honor of John Nolen last Friday in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in downtown Alexander City.

John dedicated 34 years as Executive Director of the Alexander City Housing Authority and over 100 people came out to express their support and gratitude. A slideshow was played and speeches were made to send John out in style and on his way. Jake’s catered the event.

The Waverly Fall Boogie was held Saturday September 29 at the Standard Deluxe in Waverly. Kristin Diable, Adventure the Great, Katie Martin, Eric Britt, Tony Brook Band, Larry Mitchell Band, Fishergreen, Through the Sparks, and Bohannons all performed live music upon the Standard Deluxe stage from noon until 10 p.m.

The event was sponsored by WEGL 91.1 FM, Standard Deluxe, Inc., The Railyard, The Guitar Shoppe, Waverly Soundcraft, The Overall Co, Mellow Mushroom, and Wickles Pickles.

Party revelers from all walks of life were sprawled across the lawn in chairs and on blankets, basking in the glorious fall weather.

Local artisans, including Lauren Graves of CabinTiger Studio and Whitney Clanton of F.O.L.K. jewelry, were selling their handmade products.

If you have not attended an event down at the Standard Deluxe, you are missing out! Follow them on Facebook and stay in the loop on music, food, and art.

SpringHouse was among the local restaurants, farmers, breweries, and wine vendors who participated in the Auburn Real Food Fest in Auburn at Clubhouse Saturday evening. Chef Rob McDaniel sat on the Real Food Panel and assisted in fielding questions regarding Alabama farmers and Alabama food.

The SpringHouse booth served Seared Gulf Tuna with Preserved Lemon, Fennel, Radish, and Olive. Ben Sutton Band, Kevin Flannagan, and Highway 280 provided live entertainment. The money raised goes towards the garden that the Auburn Real Food Challenge manages.

It was exciting to see the growing Alabama food movement in action first hand, and it is awesome to be able to say that SpringHouse is apart of it!

Robinson Iron attended the Association for Preservation Technology (APT-PTN) annual conference in Charleston, SC early this week. In addition to their expo booth, Robinson Iron held a demonstration on laser scanning for 3D models.

Looking head, Niffer’s is hosting Bingo on Tuesday nights all October beginning at 6 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the United Way.

Bingo cards are $1, eight rounds will be played, with the first seven winners getting Niffers dollars and the eighth round the winner has a shot at a pool of about $150!

 Battle of the Bartenders will be held Wednesday night beginning at 5 p.m. down at Uncle Nick’s Smokehouse with proceeds going towards United Way.

Four bartenders will compete to see who can raise the most money during a given hour through tips, sponsorships and donations. Everyone head down to Dadeville next week and show your community support for United Way!

Tickets are on sale now for the ultimate Fashion Show Event to be held on November 8 at Jake’s. The event will kick off with a 6 p.m. social hour, followed by the fashion show, and is sponsored by Cloud 9 and Little Black Dress. $30 tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, plus wine and beer, and can be purchased at both store locations. All proceeds will benefit the Alex City Schools Education Foundation.

Mark your calendars for Jake’s upcoming Halloween Party to be held on the evening of October 20.

It will be $5 to enter, plus the contribution of a canned good.

The event will support local food banks and charities. Costumes are highly encouraged (why would you not dress up?) and there will be prizes for the winning costumes!  More information to follow.

Happy fall, y’all!

Howell works as an advertising representative for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., in addition to writing this column. Contact Howell at to keep her In the Loop of events.