August 2017 Around Town 2

2017 National Senior Games 
Celebrates 30th Year

The 2017 National Senior Games competition celebrated its 30th year. Seniors ages 50 and up from all over the world came together this June to compete in the games. The competition consisted of 19 different events that took place at 20 separate venues throughout Shelby and Jefferson counties. Three of the competitors are over the age of 100 and 19 of the athletes are from Shelby County. This year also honored eight athletes that have participated every year for the last 30 years.

Cruisin’ for the Troops Raises Money for Semper Fi Fund

On May 27, the Confederation of Leathernecks Motorcycle Club held a car and bike show to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. The Marine-only motorcycle club raised $1,200 for the cause. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2004 to assist injured or critically ill service members. Since its establishment, the organization has helped over 18,500 members and their families. For more information, visit

Maplewood Lane Hosts Memorial Day Cookout

The Maplewood Lane Assisted Living hosted a cookout for its residents and their families. The home changed owners in December 2016 and the new owner, Eddie Cummings, wants to do everything he can to make the residents feel like they are at home. The Memorial Day celebration was held on May 25 and honored all who served this country. Aside from the all-America menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, salads, mac ‘n cheese and patriotic décor, there was a cake decorated with the American flag for everyone to indulge in.

Alabaster Holds 
15th Annual City Fest

Alabaster’s annual City Fest held on June 3 was a huge success with dry weather and a massive turnout. Many were concerned about the forecast, but the rain held off for thousands to appreciate the annual event. The day got underway with a cruise-in car show. The rest of the day was filled with live music, food, craft vendors, kid-friendly activities, a DJ and a performance by The Flying K-9s.