Beulah Family Day a smashing success, says club president

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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While the turnout was lower than he had hoped for, Beulah Friends of the Community President John Findley thinks this year’s Beulah Family Day was a smashing success, literally. One of the attractions was a car smash held by the Beulah Fire Department in which participants got to hit non-drivable cars with a sledgehammer. It raised money for Findley’s organization.

In addition to bouncy houses for children and several vendors selling all sorts of goodies, there was a car show with 28 entries. One of the highlights of the car show was a self-propelled 1880 Wirt & Knox firefighting hose cart from Childersburg.

Many people attended the event, including several politicians running for public office, cheerleaders from Beulah High School, and a Navy recruiter. Findley commented that the politicians, which included Senator Randy Price, Rep. Debbie Wood, Micah Messer and others, were all warm and friendly people.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed working on this, and I thoroughly enjoyed being there,” he said.

Findley said that whereas the previous Beulah Family Day was held in the fall, Beulah Friends of the Community decided to hold this one in the spring so the weather would be cooler. He gave a special shout-out to the Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at Auburn University for helping with the event. He emphasized that it takes a community to put on an event like this.

The event was hosted on the grounds of The Bridge Church, which also provided logistical support.

Findley’s favorite thing about the event was the people.

“Every politician was super nice,” he said. “Every vendor was super nice. My club members were great.”

Sponsors of Beulah Family Day included Abby Brumfield McDonald of Scentsy, Tambra Blackmon of East Alabama Nutrition, Christy Barrington if HIS Purpose Nutrition, Kim Klingensmith of The Depot Nutrition, Embreigh Klingensmith of Embreigh’s Creations Handmade With Love, Amy Brassell of Gracefully Southern Monograms, Erica McCormick of Little Caesar’s, Kent Jones of The Boathouse – Restaurant & Spirits, Craig DuBose of DuBose Gym, Anita Strickland of The Front Porch Restaurant, Chad Morgan of Jetworks, Kwisha Ware of Maezee Nutrition, Blake Simpkins of Red Line Stump Grinding, Pizza D Action and Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant.