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Coffeeville Days 2016, 2017 & 2018

Updated: Feb 3, 2019

Scenes of the Days

The third annual Coffeeville Day festival was held May 26th, 2018 at the Town Hall in Coffeeville, located on Highway 69. As has become tradition there will be features such as bounce houses, free games, face painting, a ride, and treats for all children; a volleyball tournament; a BBQ contest, a raffle, vendors, Bingo and other games, the dunk tanks, a DJ, and more. Coffeeville One Community, the sponsors of Coffeeville Day, wish to remind people that this event is not just for the residents of the area. “It’s for everyone! Life, it is said, is not all fun and games…but in Coffeeville, on Saturday, May 26th, 2018…it was!”

Many vendors signed up for the Coffeeville Day festival…a family affair for all ages. Visitors browsed the booths, sat back and listened to the music, and enjoyed the fun, food and fellowship. BBQ participants set up early, but activities were scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., and last until 4:00 p.m. Trophies and cash prizes were awarded around 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Coffeeville One Community hosted the second annual “Coffeeville Day”, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Town hall on Highway 69. Jump houses, train rides, a dunk tank, fishing pond, ring toss, cake walks and face painting kept the children busy, while adults enjoyed Bingo, Volleyball, visiting vendors and enjoying the B-B-Q contest. Two raffles were held. Jessie won the $100.00 gift card, and Duke won the “Split the pot”. And Susan won the BBQ cook off.

The day was going well despite the intermittent showers as we adopted the motto “Coffeeville Day must go on”. The well-attended event, scheduled to last from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., was shut down around 3:00 p.m. due to heavy thunderstorms.

The cake walk was memorable as some excellent bakers volunteered to bake cakes for the cake walk which was very successful and lots of fund. The fishing pond and toy train rides were the big hits for the little children. In fact, children all of all ages enjoyed the variety of fun and games of the day.

As a result of the level of participation from all sectors of the community and the overall success of the 2017 Coffeeville Day, the committee adopted the name Coffeeville One Community.

On Saturday, May 28, 2016 persons from across Clarke and surroundings Alabama counties, friends and family from the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and more converged upon Coffeeville’s Town Hall grounds and Thornton Park for their first annual Coffeeville Day. The day produced a large crowd as it began with a parade and Spring festival at Coffeeville City Hall, with Family Day in the Park at Thornton Park. Followed by a horse show in the evening. There were a number of vendors, arts and crafts, music, entertainment to include a barbecue cook off, face painting, fun and games for children and adults of all ages.

The grounds were filled with children of all ages running playing, jumping in bounce houses and having fun all over the place. There was true jubilance in the air. Hundreds of adults across many ethnic groups gathered and had wholesome fun as they enjoyed a variety of merchandise options from more than twenty vendors. There was food, fun, and play for all. Coffeeville Day left all that participated with renewed hope of unity for all of its citizens.

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