BBA looking to better serve community

Published 9:48 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The members of the Brundidge Business Association are looking for ways to better serve their community through events and activities that have proven to be successful.

The BBA is coming off another successful Independence Day Parade that featured more than 80 entries.

A large number of Misses and Little Misses from area cities and counties participated in the parade and were entertained with a tea sponsored by the BBA following the parade on June 28.

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Dorthea Dow, acting chair, said the response from the young ladies and their parents was extremely positive.

Lamar Steed said some of the visitors were extremely pleased by the hospitality of the BBA and local citizens and were appreciative of the invitation to participate.

Delatha Mobley said the Salute to Veterans on the Friday night of Independence Day weekend in Brundidge was outstanding.

“The program set the tone for the Independence Day Parade with its recognition of our veterans and patriot music,” she said. “However, we need to find a way to involve more of our veterans next year because this event is in appreciation of them and their families and their service and sacrifices.”

Mobley said Billy Jackson was the guest speaker and represented and honored all veterans.

The BBA members discussed future events including the Christmas Parade and the possibility of downtown merchants keeping their stores open prior to and following the parade to give people an opportunity for nighttime shopping.

The members discussed having a sound system that would pipe music into the downtown area during special events and during holiday seasons.

Homer Homann said a wireless system would be ideal for those type situations. He said he would look into the cost.

It was suggested that the city and other organizations might join the BBA in making that project a reality.

Dow said focus should also be directed toward growing the BBA membership.

“You don’t have to be a merchant to join the BBA,” she said. “Anyone who is interested in Brundidge and has the desire to see it grow is welcome to join.”