Friday events postponed because of rain


The Torch Run, Colonial Day at Fort Conde and the Social at Stanky field all had to be postponed or canceled Friday – because of the rain.

To show the kind of weather some people encountered – click on the video link – to see the video Fox10 viewer Richard Cooper shot from his front porch on Ono Island Friday morning. 

Torch Run
The Saraland Police Department second annual torch run had to be postponed Friday, March 28 because of the rain.

The Saraland event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign to benefit the Special Olympics which began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas. According to www.specialolympics.org, the campaign is the largest grassroots fundraising movement for the Special Olympics.

The Torch Run has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3, 2014  at 8:00 am.  The run which is 2.5 miles long will begin at Saraland City Hall, which is located at 716 Hwy. 43 South and end at the Saraland High School Football Stadium. 

Colonial Day at Fort Conde
The History Museum of Mobile’s Colonial Day at Fort Condé has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Events will include demonstrations and activities that illustrate what life was like in Mobile in the 18th century. Volunteers in period dress will demonstrate candlemaking, swordfighting, blacksmithing and cooking. There will also be a petting zoo featuring animals typically found in colonial settlements.

Visitors may also tour the new exhibits at the fort at 150 S. Royal St., “Fort Conde: Mobile Starts Here,” which give an overview of Mobile’s history from 1702 up to the War of 1812.

Social at Stanky USA vs. UT Arlington
The social event overlooking Stanky field for the USA vs. University of Texas at Arlington was canceled because of the rain.

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