Block party, Walk of Fame inductions today featuring NASCAR legend Bobby Allison
by Chris Norwood
TALLADEGA — Activities Committee Talladega’s block party to celebrate the fall race and the inductions into the Davy Allison Walk of Fame is here. The event begins today at 3:30 p.m., with NASCAR legend Bobby Allison as the guest of honor.

Allison is scheduled to arrive at 6:35 p.m. The reception will be in the Council Chamber of City Hall shortly thereafter. There, he will be presented with a proclamation from the council and a key to the city from Mayor Larry Barton.

City Manager Brian Muenger said the façade of city hall had been pressure washed, the floors had been buffed and the parking lot had been repaved and restriped to welcome Allison and those coming to see him. Repaving the parking lot had been previously included in this year’s capital improvement budget, but was moved up slightly.

There will be three stages set up around the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce featuring live music for the block party.

The Inspiration Stage at the chamber will host the welcome and national anthem from 3:30 to 3:45, with the Talladega College Choir from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Slow Moses from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

At the other stage at the chamber, the lineup includes the Dee Ford Band from 3:45 p.m. to 4:35 p.m., followed by the Dusty Cooper Band from 4:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and RPM from 5:45 to 6:30, followed by a break for the induction ceremony at the Davy Allison Memorial Park. At 8:45 p.m., Deidra the Blues Diva and Ruff Pro take the stage.

At the Walk of Fame Stage, Sonic Stew will play from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Nashville recording artist Hope Cassidy will perform from 5:40 to the induction break at 6:30. Wing Nutts, featuring Donnie Todd of Pell City, plays from 8:30 to 9:15 and Blindside of Tallapoosa, Georgia, will close out the event from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

There will also be a Kids’ Zone featuring inflatable attractions and various merchants as well.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.

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