2016 SADA festival T-shirts

T-shirts will be available for the festival this year, but to guarantee a shirt it should be pre- ordered. There will also be Embroidered polo shirts and long sleeve T-shirts, but these are only available via pre order.  Shirts must be picked up at the festival.

Please contact the vendor, the club officers are not handling this order.

Here is a form for ordering shirts: DULCIMER SHIRT ORDER FORM 2016

Short Sleeve T-Shirts (screen printed)

T-Shirt

Cost (tax included): Small – X-Large: $16   2X & 3X: $19

  • 5.6-ounce, 50/50 cotton/DryBlend poly
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem
  • Taped neck and shoulders

 Long Sleeve T-Shirts (screen printed)

LSTee

Cost (tax included): Small – X-Large: $20   2X & 3X: $23

  • 6.1-ounce, 100% cotton (preshrunk)
  • Double-needle collar and hem
  • Neck and shoulder tape

Embroidered Polo Shirts (full color machine embroidery)

Polo1PoloGreen

Cost(tax included): Small – X-Large: $35   2X,3X,4X: $38

  • 5.3-ounce, 100% polyester
  • Gently contoured silhouette
  • Double-needle stitching throughout
  • Flat knit collar and cuffs
  • Elongated 4-button placket with dyed-to-match buttons
  • Side seam panels/ Side vents
  • exceptional moisture-wicking and odor-fighting properties
  • breathable, low-pill style also resists snags
  • ultimate easy care; soil-release finish

There is no need to prepay. I just need name, phone number, email, along with the size, color, and type of shirt(s) that each person wants.  (Specify men’s or women’s for the polo shirts.) Individuals can pay by check or credit card upon pick-up.

Please send order information to : sweetmelodiesandaccessories@gmail.com. I have attached a simple order form.

 

For delivery at the SADA Festival at Tannehill in May, please submit orders by April 10th.

Anyone who needs more information may contact::

Brenda Parker 205-515-5089

First meeting in January, 2016

Remember that our first meeting in January will not be on the first Saturday due to the New Years weekend, but on January 9th at 11:00 am, with lunch at noon.  We will meet at Bethlehem Methodist church in Hueytown (at the corner of Allison Bonnet and Tin Mill Road)

 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and a Blessed New Year!

New officers, meeting time & October Picnic

The club voted to move the monthly meetings one hour earlier so that we will be eating closer to noon. Beginning in November (October is the picnic), we will begin the jam at 11:00 am, with the meeting and then pot luck at noon, with more jamming afterward.

The October 3rd picnic will begin at 10:00 am at the Forge Pavilion at Tannehill State park. The Forge Pavilion is in the Farley Field area. After entering the park gate, turn left and go past all the campgrounds and train station, and keep going straight past the exit to the left. Drive down the one way road and when you get to the Farley field area, keep going straight to the end, the Forge pavilion is near the restroom on the far side of the field. You can see where the Forge Pavilion is in this link : (in the inset map for Farley field) http://www.tannehill.org/images/park_map_new.pdf
Polly’s family will be providing BBQ sandwiches and sides for a donation, please bring drinks and a dessert to share. Don’t forget your chairs.

Amy Parsons has stepped down as our club president due to her helping a family member in poor health. Amy has been a great president and we will miss her, please remember them in your prayers. Our new president is LaVelle Wright, 1st vice president is Dennis Jones, and Nancy McIntosh is our new 2nd vice president. All other officers remain the same.

42nd annual festival

The Festival has come and gone for 2015, we could not have asked for better weather! Many regular attendees were missed that could not come, especially Jake.   Mark your calendars for next years festival the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 which will be our 43rd annual festival.

Below are links to some of the videos that were taken of different groups during the festival.

SADA on the open stage playing Moonshine and Mountain Home: https://youtu.be/k8T5WCrmttk

Magnolia Strings at the Gazebo playing Clinch Mountain Backstep: https://youtu.be/p_x7CUBIdD0

Ric & Dawn on open stage: Pants song and Sweet Hour of Prayer: https://youtu.be/xvQLR5vWqgo

Whistle Stop Pickers at the Gazebo playing Cluck Old Hen: https://youtu.be/vLTnqZYkhDM

Southern Strings at the Gazebo playing Bonnie Blue Flag: https://youtu.be/Ur2SuhAv7Js

Shelby Strummers at the Gazebo playing the tune Bunessan: https://youtu.be/J2EZT_KKHkE

Royce & Darlene at the Gazebo playing song Wooden Heart: https://youtu.be/YALkpAjad2c

Hangmans Reel played at the Wednesday night schoolhouse jam: https://youtu.be/NMGKEwmgrZI

More videos to come, they take a while to process and upload.

SADA festival drawing

Pictures of some of the items donated for our festival drawing on Saturday:

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Carpe Dulcimer CD by Rob Angus and Denise Guillory. This also includes a book of the songs on the CD tabbed out.

 

DSC_0924Small canvas bag with dulcimer embroidered on it

 

DSC_0923Fleece blanket with floral dulcimer embroidery

DSC_0921Faith of our Fathers CD by After Class, donated by Rob Angus who plays Hammered dulcimer on the CD.

FullSizeRenderScarflett made and donated by Amy Parsons

 

 

Hotels near the SADA festival

For those that don’t camp, the hotels are about 10-20 miles away as we’re in a state park.  Below is a link to hotels in the area. Note that Talledega has moved the races to the same weekend as our festival, so some of the hotels are very high priced if rooms are available. There tend to be a few more rooms available and lower prices the further you get from I-20.  I believe the motel off of I-459 exit 6 has the best prices and most availability, and is it in a very good area of town.

Link here:  Hotels

For those of you who do camp, a list of stores is at the bottom of the Hotel page.