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Depot Days starts with

By Staff
community worship
Clif Knight
Hartselle Enquirer
A community worship service, Down Memory Lane program and music in the park will kick off Depots Days in Hartselle, Sept. 13-19.
The frontrunner is a worship service sponsored by Hartselle Ministerial Association. It will be conducted Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at West Hartselle Baptist Church. The church choir will sing and pastor Bro. Jack Redfearn will preach.
The ministerial association will take up a love offering to help fund its ministry of providing emergency assistance to stranded motorists.
Hartselle Historical Society has a special treat planned for local history buffs. A Down Memory Lane tribute to Morgan County High School and Hartselle High School will focus on the school’s 100-year history, 1909—2009. The program will be staged at Hartselle Fine Arts Center (Old Burleson Elementary School) Sept. 14.
The center’s four main level classrooms will be filled with a large and unusual collection of school memorabilia, displayed decade by decade and including such items as old photographs, newspaper clippings, annuals, handbills, programs and period costumes. The exhibits will be open for pubic viewing from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. and again after a 7 p.m. program and from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Special sports and band exhibits will be included.
From 6 – 7 p.m. musical entertainment will be provided in the auditorium by graduates of MCHS and HHS.
Featured on the program will be local history expert David Burleson. He will present slides made from historic photos and give a narrative of the school’s early days, including rare and seldom heard stories from the school’s colorful past. He will share the speaker’s platform with Randy Sparkman, a MCHS graduate, who will talk about school days in the 1970s and Jane Wilcoxson, a retired guidance counselor who will speak on students’ academic achievements in the recent past.
Glenn Thompson will serve as emcee and Principal Jeff Hyche and Mayor Dwight Tankersley will address the audience with opening and welcoming remarks.
The Hartselle High School combined choir, directed by Wanda Thompson, will perform for the Hartselle Area Chamber’s “Music in the Park” series Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be staged at the gazebo in E.A.R.T.H. Park. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs for seating.