Senior Picnic moved to Exhibition Center in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – The location has been changed for the 2017 Shelby County Senior Picnic.

The event will be held at the Shelby County Exhibition Center, located at 86 Argo Road in Columbiana, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, according to a release from the office of County Manager Alex Dudchock.

Originally scheduled to be held outdoors at American Village in Montevallo, the move was made because of possible inclement weather.

“We’ll have Three on a String, other local talent, American Village vignettes, the Sugar Babies, vendors and other fun under one roof and in a dry location,” Administrative Assistant Kim Reynolds said. “Full Moon Barbecue will be catering, and there’s plenty of parking.”

Dudchock told the Shelby County Commission at its meeting on Monday, May 22, that 1,088 RSVPs have been reveived for this year’s picnic.

“This will be our largest Senior Picnic to date out of 15,” Dudchock said.

The free event invites those 55 and older to enjoy a day of food, fellowship and fun.

In previous years, the picnic has solely included seniors from the senior centers across the county, but this year local churches were invited to participate as well.

Registration can be done by calling 610-7994 or by visiting Shelbyal.com and completing the online registration form.