Typically, post on this blog should be advance of events to let you know they are coming, but unfortunately, I miss some along the way. But better than a weather forecast before the weekend, I can tell you exactly what happened in the weather from the weekend now. That being said, I had some thoughts about several events from the past few days worthy of comment.
First, the Rail City Criterion, an event for bike enthusiast that circled thru a small part of downtown on Saturday afternoon. Anytime you go blocking off streets to traffic and parking, someone is probably going to complain. However, this past weekend was the perfect time for the event. I’m not sure another weekend all year would work as good. It was Memorial Day weekend and as the restaurants downtown can probably tell you, there were a lot of downtown regulars that were at the Lake or the Beach! The event brought some new faces to Opelika, that will probably come back to enjoy what downtown has to offer in coming weeks and months. The after party for the race took place in the warehouses by the depot, recently purchased by Richard Patton and Friends. I had never been inside, so checked out the venue that will be perfect for inside concerts long into the future. Nice acquisition for the group and I look forward to future developments there. First on their agenda is finding a suitable name for the venue.
Monday’s Memorial Day service at the City Hall location of the Veteran’s Memorial was well attended. Retired General Ron Burgess brought up an interesting fact about the flag on this day that honors those lost in service of their country. We all knew (me and most of my friends) that the flag flew at Half Mast for the day, but tradition calls for it to fly from the top of the flagpole beginning at noon. A fact that was missed by most others that flew Old Glory on Monday! And General Burgess, Thanks for your service!
And about that flag fact. Did you know about that? Do I just live in a vacuum? Think more will bo on board with this next year? Leave a comment below folks!