Congratulations! You’ve made it through another summer.
You’ve braved the thickest of the heat, gotten the kids back into school and survived the barking fits that your pets endured every time there was a fireworks show within earshot.
You deserve a drink.
Lucky for you, the Anniston Museum Complex has your wine, beer and cocktail libations covered this Saturday at the 12th annual Sudsfest fundraiser.
This year’s event features:
• Craft brews from Alabama Crown, Bama Budweiser and United Johnson Brothers of Alabama.
• Food from The Peerless Saloon, Heroes, Garfrerick’s Cafe and Mad Hatter Cupcakes.
• Pretzels from Artisanal Baked Goods.
• Two signature cocktails: "In The Pink," which is vodka-based, and "Autumn Nights," which is rum-based.
A perfect drink for a perfect setting, as this year’s event will be held on the lawn at Longleaf Botanical Gardens.
"This is our main fundraiser for each year, and we just appreciate any support that we can get," said museum program manager Gina Morey. Funds raised will benefit the entire Museum Complex, which includes the gardens, the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum.
Not a drinker? Tickets for designated drivers are only $30 ($20 less than general admission). You do have to be at least 21 to attend.
As no good brew should be enjoyed in silence, Pink Floyd cover band American Floyd will be entertaining audiences with its best rendition of the iconic rock band’s "Dark Side of the Moon," along with a laser light show.
Bring a comfy lawn chair and prepare yourself to welcome fall with good music and a drink in hand — in a cup that is also a commemorative souvenir and a nod to Pink Floyd.
"It’s also one of those cups that changes colors when you put a cold drink in it. You won’t know what color you can get until you put the beer in it," Morey said with a laugh.
Erin Williams is a freelance writer for The Anniston Star.