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A Day Honoring Entertainer Pat Buttram
Annual Pat Buttram Day is set for October 12 in Addison, Ala.
Decatur, Ala. – In Addison, Ala., the second Saturday in October is dedicated to one of America’s best-known comic entertainers, Pat Buttram. Best remembered for his role as Mr. Haney on the long-running television series “Green Acres,” Buttram is honored in his North Alabama hometown with a day of free family fun, old-fashioned contests, a parade and live music. The 2019 Pat Buttram Day is set for October 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Civitan Club, Pat Buttram Day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Addison Community Center and Park located on Highway 41, just off of Highway 278. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., everyone is invited to all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 per person. At 9:00 a.m., a parade will make its way down on Highway 41 North through the downtown area and back to the Addison Community Center and Park. Entertainment gets underway at 10 a.m. in the park and this year’s lineup includes Chimney Branch, a gospel quartet, Elvis and Willie Nelson impersonators and Danny Frazier. Barbecue plates, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available to purchase for those who missed out on the pancakes.
Throughout the day, family members of Buttram will be on hand sharing stories of the famous actor and Buttram’s western films and various shows will be playing in the Community Center. Mayberry tribute artist Kenneth Junkin of Gordo will be on hand entertaining the crowd with his impersonation of the Otis Campbell character from “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Children will be entertained throughout the day with plenty of fun and games including a bubblegum bubble blowing contest, ring toss, hula-hoop contest, a tricycle race, train rides, inflatables and face painting in a carnival-type atmosphere. Other activities include a quilt show, yard sale and buck dancing.
Admission is free and all events are held in the Addison Community Center and Park unless otherwise noted. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Organizers are still accepting vendors. Cost is $25 per space. Proceeds from Pat Buttram Day will be used to funds various projects in the community. For more information, call Festival Chair Shirley Sudduth at 256.747.2779 or 256.620.0180.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at www.facebook.com/VisitNorthAL.