- Cullman, Alabama

September 14, 2013

Holly Pond to host annual Founder’s Day event

By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times

— Holly Pond will hold its 10th annual Founder’s Day festival on  Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the town park.

The event is organized by the Founder’s Day planning committee comprised of members of the Holly Pond Civitan Club, Holly Pond Historical Society, Holly Pond Homemakers Club, Lions Club, Merchants Association, the town council and is free to the public. Mayor Herman Nail said there will be a few changes in comparison to previous years.

“We’re still using the park, but we will also have the Guy Hunt Library and Museum opened to the public all day,” Nail said. “In the meeting room, vendors will be selling quilts that people make in the community. This year instead of walking a long way to the trail in the park, booths will be set up around the ball field. That way, it’s not very far to walk to see what people have to sale since we have a lot of senior citizens coming up there now. It’s not much of a hill for someone who is in good shape, but I know it gets tiresome for some of the elderly people who attend the festival.”

Planners have modified the festival this year to include Flea Market vendors, as well as, arts and craft vendors. The 2013 event will include:


 Quilt show sponsored by Holly Pond Homemakers Club

 Demonstrations by Fiber Guild

 Historical displays by Holly Pond Historical Society

 Guy Hunt Museum and Library

 Arts and craft vendors

 Flea market vendors

 Activities for children

 Pie and Jell-O Eating Contest


Schedule of Events:

6:00 AM        Festival Open to Vendors for set-up

8:00 AM        Festival Open to Public

Parade Participates Assemble at HP Middle School Parking Lot

Craft Vendor Booths open

Flea Market Vendors open

Food Services open

Quilt Show open at Guy Hunt Museum/Library

Historical Displays open at Guy Hunt Library

8:30 AM Parade Begins from HP Middle School Parking Lot (Next to Holly Pond Funeral Home to Festival at Park)

9:15 AM Opening Ceremony at Stage Area

9:45 AM  All Festival Events Open

Fiber Guild Crafts Demonstrations

Open Children’s Activities Open

Registration for Pie Eating Contests at Concession Stand

11:00 AM Pie Eating Contest

Pie Eating Contest for adults

Jell-O Eating Contest for Kids under 12 years Old

3:00 PM Close all events

Opening Ceremony (9:15 – 9:45 AM)

For More Information, contact Walt Floyd at (256)-796-6914, by e-mail at, or the Holly Pond website at

Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.