Alabaster Schools unveiling logo during citywide celebration

The Alabaster City School System will unveil its new logo and motto during an Aug. 16 event at Larry Simmons Stadium. (File)

The Alabaster City School System will unveil its new logo and motto during an Aug. 16 event at Larry Simmons Stadium. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Alabaster’s annual Warrior Day will feature more excitement this year, as the Alabaster City School System is planning to unveil its new logo during the citywide celebration.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at Alabaster’s Larry Simmons Stadium. The event will feature scrimmages by the city’s youth, middle school and high school football teams.

After the youth football scrimmage, city and Alabaster City Schools leaders will take the field  at 7 p.m. to celebrate the upstart school district and the system’s new logo and motto.

“This is really taking an annual event and expanding it to so much more,” Ward 1 Councilwoman Sophie Martin said during an Aug. 7 Alabaster Board of Education meeting. “We want everyone to participate and everyone to come.”

According to the event’s tentative agenda, Alabaster First United Methodist Pastor Brian Erickson will lead the invocation at 7 p.m., followed by the introduction of Alabaster School Board President Adam Moseley and School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers.

After introducing the Alabaster School Board, Vickers will unveil Alabaster City Schools’ new logo and motto. The unveiling likely will be followed by fireworks, Martin said.

After Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon and the City Council members are introduced, the Thompson Middle and Thompson High School Choirs will perform “Why we Sing.”

Following the musical performance, the THS and THS football teams will take the field for their scrimmages.

The event also will feature cheerleaders from the city’s schools, inflatable games for younger children and food from Jim ‘N Nick’s, Buck’s Pizza and Kona Ice.