From left: Satsuma Mayor Tom Williams eats jambalaya with Michelle Ross. The Chestangs of McIntosh. Crafter
The seventh annual Satsuma Swamp Fest, sponsored by Friends for Satsuma Schools, will take place Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Satsuma High School (1 Gator Drive, Satsuma). Swamp Fest is a day for fun, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, vendors, an antique car show and children’s inflatables and games. Admission is free.
Swamp Fest organizers say there will be plenty of entertainment to interest all ages. Lee Elementary School student Britain Fuller — “the little girl with the big voice” — will sing the national anthem. Music will be provided by The Chestangs (bluegrass and Southern gospel), Girls of Grace (gospel), Delta Men, Aaron Moss and the Satsuma High School Jazz Band.
Local dancers will perform on the outdoor stage, including the Satsuma High School Dancing Gators and performers from Robinson’s School of Dance.
One of the biggest draws to the annual event is the Northside Cruisers Antique and Classic Auto Show, with some 120 entries.
There will be a silent auction and a raffle, with all proceeds benefiting Satsuma High School and Lee Elementary School. Items on the auction block include: a print of Union Chapel; three official 1985 Iron Bowl Game Coins, numbered and in the original case; a gift bag from Lee Elementary School; and a framed 8-by-10-inch print of “The Kick” made famous in the 1985 Iron Bowl. (The painting isn’t numbered but is signed by Daniel Moore and Van Tiffin, the kicker depicted.) Attendees also can purchase an opportunity ticket to win a $300 Walmart gift card.
The Women’s Resource Center, Disabled American Veterans and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla will host information booths and displays.
Festivalgoers can enjoy arts and crafts from talented and gifted artisans, including crocheted items, home decor, doll clothes and personalized watercolors. There will also be a bucking bull!
Food booths will contain a variety of options, including pulled-pork sandwiches, jambalaya, Conecuh sausage dogs, and packaged snacks and drinks.
For more information, call Shirley Presnall at 251-680-1311 or Sue Speights at 251-377-2747.
4 Watercolor artist Savannah Bell
5. 2019 Satsuma Swamp Festival poster
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