Pell City's block party is June 7
by Elsie Hodnett
PELL CITY — The annual Hometown Block Party is right around the corner.

“We are completely full on vendors and have a great stage lineup,” said Erica Grieve, executive director for the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce.

The 14th annual Hometown Block Party is 5:30-11:30 p.m. June 7 in downtown Pell City. Admission is free.

“We have 121 vendors and 177 vendor spaces filled,” Grieve said. “And we have expanded this year along Cogswell Avenue to include the section between 18th Street and 19th Street.”

Grieve said there is a pre-show starting at 5:30 p.m. at the County Rock Stage in front of the old Rexall Drug Store. Peter Boyle & Sunset Rizing will play before and after the introduction, which is at 5:45 p.m.

The introduction includes Shelby Weaver performing the national anthem, a welcome from Mayor Joe Funderburg and a welcome from Grieve as the chamber executive director.

Stage entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

The Country Rock Stage, located at Cogswell Avenue and 19th Street, is sponsored by St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital, Regions Bank, Northside Medical and Lickert Paving. Entertainment will feature Peter Boyle & Sunset Rizing at 5:45 p.m., Wingnuts at 6:15 p.m. and headliner Leverton Brothers Band at 8 p.m.

The Impersonators Stage, located behind the St. Clair County Courthouse, is sponsored by Fields Gossett Realty, Alabama Power Company and BB&T Bank. Entertainment will feature Victoria Stone at 6 p.m., “Shake Ragg” at 6:10 p.m. and 10:20 p.m., Pam Terry and Bart at 6:30 p.m., Bart Connell at 6:45 p.m., Memory Lane as “Statler Brothers” at 7:05 p.m., Pam Jenkins as “Loretta Lynn” at 7:35 p.m., Terry Turner-Vegas Variety at 7:50 p.m., Memory Lane as “Oakridge Boys” at 8:35 p.m., Yvette Juran at 9:05 p.m. and Terry Turner as Elvis at 9:35 p.m.

The Inspirational Stage, located at 18th Street and First Avenue, is sponsored by Harvest Center Church of God, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative. Entertainment will feature Joey Kay at 6 p.m., The Layton’s at 6:30 p.m., Victory Christian Church presents “Chapel” at 7:30 p.m., “Salt” at 8:30 p.m., “Rend” at 8:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. and “Infamous” at 9:15 p.m.

The Motown Stage, located at Cogswell Avenue and 18th Street, is sponsored by The Daily Home/St. Clair Times. Entertainment will feature the Silk E Smooth Band at 6 p.m.

The Multi Performance Stage is sponsored by Metro Bank. Entertainment will feature Starrz Performing Arts at 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:05 p.m., the Pell City Line Dancers at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., open dance floor at 6:50 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. and The Frequently at 9 p.m.

The Kids Block is sponsored by CenturyLink. It features games, rides and inflatables. Some rides are for a fee. There is also a petting zoo for kids.

The VIP Lounge is sponsored by Lakeside Package. Diamond, Gold and Silver Sponsors will receive VIP passes to the lounge, located in the Chamber Office.

“Take Five” is sponsored by Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn. “Take Five” is a section under the courthouse awning, which will have tables and chairs set up for attendees to rest or enjoy some of the great food at the Block Party.

The First Aid Center is sponsored by American Family Care.

The Teen Block will feature a slide, bungee run and boxing ring.

Grieve said the Chamber of Commerce will sell “Rock the Block” T-shirts.

Food choices include cotton candy, popcorn, Sno Cones, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, sausage dogs, chicken on a stick, lemonade, pretzels, barbecue sandwiches, nachos, breakfast wraps, boiled/roasted peanuts, banana pudding, shaved ice, chicken tenders, corndogs, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, Polish sausages, Philly cheese, turkey legs, brisket, cookies, potato fries, Mexican food, candy apples and more.

Merchandise includes glow sticks, T-shirts, hair bows, clothes, toys, organic soaps/lip balm, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, purses, sunglasses, pet turtles/lizards, wickless candles/warmers, honey, jewelry, scarves, quilts, therapy wraps, wreaths, picture frames, sand art and more.

Grieve said shuttles will operate on First Avenue, Second Avenue and Third Avenue North to BB&T Bank, First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church.

Additional shuttles will operate between the Pell City High School parking lot through downtown Pell City to CVS and the Pell City Steak House.

“We are hoping for good weather and hope everyone will come out and enjoy this year’s Block Party,” Grieve said.

For more information, call the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce at 205-338-3377.

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