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September 19, 2014

Saturday’s Block Party features music, food and fun

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:04 am | Updated: 3:25 pm, Mon Jun 9, 2014.

The 15th Annual Pell City Hometown Block Party is Saturday, featuring music, food and fun — something for everyone.

“We have 185 vendor spaces filled and no more available,” said Erica Grieve, executive director for the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce.

The event is in the same downtown location as last year. U.S. 78 will be blocked off between 18th and 19th streets. Admission is free.

Golf carts will be available to escort the crowd. The Pell City Library will be the pickup and dropoff location.

Grieve said food vendors will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, banana pudding, chips, shaved ice, gelato, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, chicken sandwiches, sweet potato pies, ribs, wings, roasted peanuts, pickles, nachos, Polish sausage, Philly cheesesteak, turkey legs, lemonade, tea, popcorn, BBQ chicken, ice cream, pretzels, pucker powder candy, coleslaw, fish, loaded baked potato salads, Red Hots, kebobs, fried green tomatoes, cupcakes, cake, doughnuts, steaks, fresh fruit juice and more.

Retail vendors will offer Scentsy, airbrush tattoos, T-shirts, The Daily Home products, pre-packaged dips, crafts, small reptile pets, key chains, car tags, handbags, pillows, cups, doll clothes, jewelry, light-up gear, caps, flags, scarves, knives, display cases, oil lamps, sculptures and more.

“We will also have a dunking booth and a petting zoo,” Grieve said.

The Block Party will open to the public at 3 p.m. There will be a welcome at 5:30 p.m. at the Rock Stage, and music will play from 6 to 11 p.m.

Grieve said a very large crowd is expected this year because the Mark’s Outdoors Fishing Tournament will be ending right when the Block Party is beginning.

The Rock Stage is sponsored by Lickert Paving, Northside Medical Associates, WKW Erbsloeh North America, Goodgame Company and Trussell, Funderburg, Rea & Bell P.C. law firm.

The Country Stage is sponsored by CenturyLink, Fields/Gossett Realty, BB&T Bank, Alabama Power Company, TempForce Staffing and Pepsi.

The Motown Stage is sponsored by The Daily Home & St. Clair Times.

The Inspirational Stage is sponsored by Harvest Center Church of God, Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and Jack’s Hamburgers.

The Multi-Performance Stage in the Teen Block is sponsored by Metro Bank and Sisson Pell City Septic Tank.

Teen Block will feature teen-related music and performances, inflatable boxing ring, slide and bungee run.

Sponsored by Hampton & Holiday Inn, Take 5 will have tables and chairs set up under the courthouse awning to allow the crowd a place to enjoy their food.

Sponsored by Lakeside Package, the VIP Lounge will be available to diamond, gold and silver sponsors and is located in the Chamber of Commerce office.

Kids Corner, sponsored by 94.9 The River, will feature rides for kids.

American Family Care is sponsoring a first aid station.

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