The Cullman Times
The Cullman County Parks and Recreation Department was the recipient of a huge compliment this week as the Archery Shooters Association Classic unfolds at St. Bernard.
ASA owner Mike Tyrell noted that working with the local parks and recreation team has been one of the most pleasant, well-organized experiences in his career.
As a leader who organizes archery tournaments across the country, Tyrell’s assessment deserves more than a nod of approval. Putting together an event involving hundreds of competitors and hosting thousands of fans takes a lot of patience and careful planning.
For Cullman, a lot of effort was put forth to prepare for a national event. Working closely with St. Bernard’s staff was first on the agenda. The setting is perfect for the archery event. Parks and rec workers carefully prepared lanes for the archers.
With a citywide commitment to development and growth, local hotels and restaurants were notified of the event so that they could prepare for a few thousands extra visitors. The Downtown Merchants Association will also welcome visitors today with the Celebrate Cullman activities planned through the evening hours.
And of course Cullman is easy to reach with major airports north and south of here, which are conveniently connected by Interstate 65. But even with those practical resources in place, the desire and planning to take advantage of such assets count a lot.
Cooperation and planning, and the realization that Cullman has a lot to offer visitors, are showing up in a big way recently. The tournament at St. Bernard’s offers a great way to showcase the community and offers new opportunities for area businesses.
Parks and rec, with the cooperation of many others in the community, has put forth a meaningful effort in bringing this tournament to Cullman.