This was my third stop of the day on April 14th. My earlier visits covered in a previous post included student jazz band performances at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Also during the band's lunch time, I went for a juice break at Yeh Man's a Jamaican restaurant.
Festival of the Springs has been held yearly ever since the city of Center Point commissioned and built a huge park on a sparcely wooded tract of land. The park is named after some of the city's founding members. There is a family cemetery on Old Springville Road that serves as these founder's final resting place. The park is located on Polly Reed Road which intersects with Reed Road.As with most festivals there were the usual vendors of jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, food and etc.
Horse and pony rides aren't an everyday thing. Some of the children got to ride.
|This is a photo of one of the springs which meanders into various tributaries|
Close up of the water wheel in the previous picture
|This is also a part of Reed-Harvey Park. It is located across the street from the original phase.|
|This is a historic home that has been through many hands of which the city of Center Point is in the process of remodeling and using as an event center.|
Later in life I learned that the word "acme" means pinnacle, highest point or perfection. This makes the company name even funnier since none of the gadgets ever worked.
Another source states that ACME stands for A Company that Makes Everything
My last stop after the park was to a dedication ceremony for a friend being licensed as a minister. It was a Jazz and Jamaica, Parks and Preaching.
A very satisfying day.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS***