The Tanner Tractor and Truck Pull, hosted by the Tanner Quarterback Club, is one of the largest events in the South. The pull will be at 7:00 PM, July 27thand 28that Tanner High School. Each night includes six classes sanctioned by the NTPA/Mid-South Pullers Association. On Saturday night the dual-wheel farm tractors join the competition.

Bring the entire family and enjoy this event. If you only go to one tractor/truck pull this year, this should be the one. Each night is full of excitement and fun. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children over 6. Children 6 and under are admitted free, and concessions are available. Event proceeds benefit the Tanner High School athletics and Tanner youth sports.

To find out more about the Tanner Pull call 256-497-4309 For information about this and other Athens-Limestone County events call 256-232-5411/256-867-1438 or visit our website, WWW.VisitAthensAL.com.
By Jeanette Dunnavant, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association

As kids, we all loved to get muddy. Now adults love it as well – at least they do at the annual CASA Mud Volleyball Tournament.

This year the Care AssuranceSystem for the Aging and Homebound (CASA) is hosting their 24th Annual Volleyball Tournament at Swan Creek Park beside Athens High School on July 21st beginning at 9:00 AM. It’s time for teams to register to compete. About 90 teams compete each year and raise about $8,000 for the agency. The deadline to enter is July 11th. If you register by July 2nd, you will receive a t-shirt. Registration is $15 per play. Each team must have a minimum of eight members and two of those must be females.


Spectators are admitted free. If you’ve never attended one of the tournaments, this year would be the perfect time to go and support your favorite team. Don’t get too close to the net; you will get muddy! However, mud washes off and you’ll enjoy every minute of the games. For more information about the tournament, contact 256-777-1038. For information about this and other Athens-Limestone County events call 256-232-5411/256-867-1438 or visit our website www.VisitAthensAL.com.
By Jeanette Dunnavant, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association

Athens Fireworks organizers are excited to announce that we will begin this year’s celebration early by having the Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show on Saturday June 30th at dusk. By having the event on Saturday night instead of Wednesday night, this allows families and churches to have their own celebrations.

Independence Day is a favorite holiday of children because they enjoy the exciting and noisy fireworks. The fireworks are symbolic of when the United States became independent of Great Britain on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved. We all should remember that this holiday is the result of the valiant efforts and strong commitment of our American forefathers. We are fortunate enough to live in this wonderful USA and we should work together to maintain the integrity and values established by our forefathers.

Come to town early and have dinner and check out the unique shops downtown. Also, prior to the show will be a wonderful opportunity to honor all veterans by visiting the Alabama Veterans’ Museum which will be open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The museum is located at 100 West Pryor Street.
Contact Museum Director Sandy Thompson about groups and other information at 256- 771-7578.

This year the fireworks show is made possible by the City of Athens, Limestone County Commission, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association and Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at Athens High School. A beautiful show is planned. Bring the entire family and enjoy the show.

For more information, contact Jeanette Dunnavant at 256-232-5411/256-867- 1438 or Jennifer Williamson at 256-232-2600.