Triana Crossroads Festival will entertain and educate

TRIANA – Residents of the Town of Triana are anticipating an upcoming festival that will offer a cookoff, children’s amusements, storytelling and a serving of history from the Smithsonian Institute.

The 2023 Triana Crossroads Festival will be held at Triana Flamingo Park on Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We hope to see you on Oct. 21st,” Triana Mayor Mary Caudle said.

Triana Historical Society is hosting the event.

Backyard grill masters can apply their know-how in cooking out with a BBQ Cookoff. The festival will include a two-mile run for people who are energetically inclined.

Volunteers will share valuable bits of history at storytelling stations. The topics will include facts about the Tennessee River that flows adjacent to Triana, the establishment and sustenance of Triana Health Center and a glimpse of the center’s ongoing history.

Visitors can buy raffle tickets for a chance at merchandise. A car show will please all ages with an impressive collection of vehicles.

Amusements for the children will include sack racing, creating an original piece of artwork, face painting and more. As music pumps up the crowd, vendors for food and ‘crafty’ items will attend the festival. The audience can learn about Cherokee Nation Red Wind.

Before arriving in Triana, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” stopped at four other Alabama towns. A partnership between Alabama Humanities Alliance and the Smithsonian are providing the exhibit.

“Crossroads” examines the evolution of rural life during the past century and explores the ways that Americans have adapted. The exhibition studies transition of America’s rural population from a majority to a minority after people moved to cities. (alabamahumanities.org)

Transition for Triana involved the town’s “rejuvenation” in 1964. Triana citizens met at St. Paul United Methodist Church to complete the petition for the town’s improvements. The first mayor after the rejuvenation was Clyde Foster, who served until 1984.

Members of Triana’s first Town Council after rejuvenation were Mayor Clyde Foster, Jesse Bennett, David L. Barnes, Joe L. Fletcher, William A. Griffin and Erskine Parcus. The first public services were Triana Volunteer Fire Department and Police Department. Fletcher served as Police Chief, Fire Chief and City Engineer.

Friends from across the country who helped to make the festival possible are Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street, Blount County Memorial Museum, Lowndes Interpretive Center, Awbrey Public Library, Dowling Museum, Ann Rudd Art Center and Triana Historical Society.

Bring a lawn chair for relaxing. For more information, call 256-542-3252.

Madison

Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

Liberty Middle School

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

James Clemens High School

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

James Clemens High School

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

Harvest

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

Bob Jones High School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

Madison

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

Harvest

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

Bob Jones High School

TVA’s School Uplift grants can reduce energy costs and improve campus

Bob Jones High School

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

Liberty Middle School

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

Bob Jones High School

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

Madison

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 14, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, JC girls gear up for region play today at Wallace State

Business

Billboard selects Orion Amphitheater as “Top East Coast Amphitheater”

Madison

School choice: Is there really choice?

School choice: Is there really choice?

Bob Jones High School

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Harvest

Triana chosen for Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit

Bob Jones High School

Madison Street Festival grants reach $20K for 35 school projects

Harvest

Senior center members launch Arise2Read at Harvest elementary

Madison

MVP to promote Monarch butterfly survival with mural, contests

x