CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Best bets for today and beyond:
Labor Day horse parade: Horse and horse-n-buggy lovers will get to ride/view the parade that begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, at Buck Jester’s field, 1355 County Road 1129, Cullman 35055. Those riding should meet at 9 a.m. to assemble and prepare for the parade. Procession will end at Clarkston Covered Bridge on County Road 1043. Free to see and ride in. Info: Rickye McBrayer at 256-734-6803.
Holiday business closings:
Here is a look at businesses closed for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013:
• Cullman Caring For Kids
• Cullman City Hall
• Cullman County Courthouse
• Cullman County Health Dept.
• Cullman County Public Library
• Dept. of Human Resources
• Post Office
• The Cullman Times
• Cullman County Landfill
• County garbage will run as normal. City will pick up Monday’s residential garbage with Tuesday’s - commercial will run as usual.
Note: The Ave Maria Grotto is open on Labor Day.
Sweet Spud Day: The Sweet Tater Festival will be Sept. 1-2, at a new location — Smith Lake Park! This site has more parking and more booths. Vendors who’d like to set up a booth may find a vendor registration form at www.sweeettaterfestival.com. Spaces are $35 each.
The festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Admission is $3/person, which includes free parking. Enjoy all-day entertainment, door prizes, arts/crafts, food vendors, children’s rides, and more. Musical entertainment to include Gospel, Country, Bluegrass and special appearances by Traci Hite - Patsy Cline tribute artist; and Wayne Abbott, Willie Nelson tribute artist. Also, the Tall Timber Medicine Show.
Sweet Tater lovers can sample sweet tater pies, fried pies, tater fries, baked sweet taters with butter and cinnamon, and sweet tater bread. Also, sweet potatoes will be sold in 10-lb. bags.
This year will be the first Street Rod car show - $10 participant fee. Contact David Speegle for more information on the car show at 256-385-1401.