On Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., South Brookley United Methodist Church is sponsoring the Dauphin Island Parkway Sausage Festival to be held on the grounds of BC Rain High School.
The festival will feature musical entertainment from local bands, singers, rappers and choirs (including the BC Rain HS chorus and band); children’s games and activities; local craft vendors and booth; and the church selling sausage dogs, drinks and desserts.
"We hope that we'll have great weather and see our community come together and enjoy this time of family-friendly fellowship and fun," said spokesperson Judy Burnham.
Funds raised from the sale of sausage and hot dog plates will go to the United Methodist World Service Fund, which supports local charities such as the Mobile Inner City Mission, the Dumas Wesley Community Center and the University of South Alabama’s Wesley Foundation, national charities such as the Black College Fund, and international ministries, including the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which, Burnham said, "goes all over the country and world to establish a base of operations after a natural disaster has occurred, and help bring relief and rebuilding."
UMCOR, she said, is currently working to bring relief to flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, to the earthquake victims in Italy, to the displaced refugees of war-torn Syria and all around the world.
Spaces are available to be rented by vendors representing local businesses, artisans, craftsmen and farmers. "All goods to be sold must be legal and family-friendly, as well as newly made, created or grown -- no resale items. It's not a flea market or yard sale," Burnham said.
The cost to rent a space is $20 for the day. Those needing electricity will have to provide their own generator. Vendors wishing to rent a space should email name, contact information, and description of goods to be sold to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-478-5332 (leave a message for a return call.)