Semmes Heritage Day, May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This year marks the 15th Annual Semmes Heritage Day, a time set aside for the community to celebrate its history and heritage. The event is May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Semmes Heritage Park, 3871 Wullf Road.
Semmes Heritage Day is a sanctioned event of the AL200 celebration of Alabama's Bicentinneal Anniversary, and all of the day's activities and events set visitors back in the turn of the century. Among all the music, presentations, food and fun will be the Vintage Fashion Show, which will take place about 10:30 a.m.
The public is invited to this free celebration and are encouraged to dress in the style of early 1900s. See Carolyn Owens, Fashion Show Chair, when you arrive at the Festival.
One standout in a previous show was Mary Rodning (Pictured above.) Mary's 100-year-old skirt and hat once belonged to her Grandmother Pantz. The skirt has ties around the waist and can be loosened and adjusted for maternity use.
"The blouse I sewed myself to be the Mother in a play in 1965 called 'Meet me in St. Louis, Louie! '" Mary said.
Below are two little friends, Lacie Hammond and Ella Wolfe. Ella is dressed as she would have been on any given school day, back when her great-great grandparents attended the 1902 Semmes Schoolhouse. The school is one of three buildings that make up Heritage Park. The other two are Malone Chapel and a log cabin.