Safe fun for all ages at annual Expo

Last year’s Expo was great fun. (contributed)

Last year’s Expo was great fun. (contributed)

By DALE BRAKHAGE / Community Columnist

Montgomery has a yearly state fair; Indian Springs Village has its annual Expo Excitement!

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12, 13, and 14, Oak Mountain Middle School on U.S. 119 in Indian Springs becomes a mini-state fair. It comes alive with 13 exciting carnival rides, a Midway full of games, traditional “carney” foods and delicious barbecue.  A local vendor fair of great products to buy and a stage-full of local live entertainment complete the fun.

For the 19th year, OMMS will transform the football field behind the school into a fairgrounds. There is plenty of nearby parking in the school parking lots. No one needs to walk very far to enjoy this fun.  Admission to the carnival area is controlled. That provides a safe, secure environment for families and children. Security is managed by Oak Mountain Middle School and local law enforcement personnel.

The cost of admission is only $2 per person over the age of five. Unlimited ride bracelets can be purchased per session on Friday and Saturday for $15 and $10 on Sunday. Rain or shine, all the events are open to the community for these hours: Friday 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another session on Saturday is from 4 to 10 p.m. The Sunday session is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Expo is our biggest fundraiser of the year, but more importantly, is a community event,” explains Larry Haines, principal at OMMS. This is Haynes ninth year as the principal.  He continued, “Children and teenagers of all ages can have good, clean fun all weekend in this safe and secure environment.”

For more information about Expo Excitement 2013, please call Oak Mountain Middle School at 682–5210.

Live entertainment this year includes musical performances by 2013 OMMS Idol Contestants, Oak Mountain Elementary School Bluebirds and Landings Five Gospel Quartet.

Plan to join your neighbors for this great family event. Ride rides. Play games. Enjoy delicious food in a smoke-free atmosphere. Bring the whole family to Oak Mountain Middle School this weekend.

 

Dale Brakhage writes a weekly column about Indian Springs and its residents. You can reach him at dale@dalebrakhage.com.