Yesterday was the annual 9-1-1 Festival in Haleyville and The Mark Forester Foundation was privileged to have a booth at the event. The emergency 9-1-1 service originally began in Haleyville with the first call placed in 1968. City Hall still has that original red phone on display. Each June there is a festival, along with a BBQ cookoff, to celebrate its beginnings.
The purpose of the booth was to bring awareness of the scholarship that is given away each year to a high school senior and to sell merchandise to raise money for the foundation. We had bracelets, posters, bookmarks, patches, caps, etc. We also had shirts and small novelties left over from the race/walk weekend.
We will soon have a store available on this site so that all these products, and others, can be purchased on line. All proceeds will be for the foundation.
We appreciate those who stopped by and purchased items, and for those who donated without getting anything in return. We also thank Lauren Tinker for making this happen.