The 5th annual O Delta Day is Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lower Bryant Pavilion in north Baldwin County. Alanson Hoffman and Kerry Roley tell Cherish Lombard it’s a day your whole family can enjoy together! There will be a fishing tournament, river raft and inter tube races, live entertainment, fish and chicken plates, a silent auction, dessert competition and more as funds are raised to benefit the Leah Ann Overstreet Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund, established in Overstreet’s memory, awards scholarships to senior members of the Baldwin County High School band. “Mrs. O” was principal of Delta Elementary School, a founding member and president of the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education.
The scholarship committed chose to honor band students because Overstreet’s son, A’Lanson Hoffman, was a member of the Baldwin County High School Band and the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama. This school year, the committee is awarding more than $6,000 in scholarships using proceeds from the 2013 event. This year’s recipients include Kate Harrison, Morgan Covington, Tristan Young, Shavia Safford, Jay Jackson, Joy Holley, Brandon Pimperl, Anniestacia Miskel, Harley Rowell and Holly Barber. To date, the committee has awarded $22,000 in scholarships to BCHS students.
The silent auction will be open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Catfish and chicken lunches will be provided by Street’s Restaurant and Stagecoach Cafe and sold onsite. Carry-outs will also be available. Dinners will be available beginning at 11 a.m. for $10, $5 for children.
If you would like to enter river raft races, tube races or the “Rubber Duck” race, the entry fee is $5. The tube races will be open to all ages, and participants will race in the river to determine winners. Tube races start at noon. You can sponsor a rubber duck in the duck race. All ducks will be released into the water and the first duck to cross the finish line will win a cash prize for its sponsor. The ducks can be sponsored in advance or the day at the event up until race time. In the River Raft Race, competitors maneuver their handcrafted rafts along the river to the finish line. The raft cannot have a power engine of any kind. The River Raft Race will kick off at 2 p.m..
A fishing tournament is also planned, beginning at daylight. Weigh-in will be at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per person with a maximum of two anglers per boat. For more details on the fishing tournament, call Mike Holt at 251-359-3450 or Mary Blackmon at 251-751-9216.
The “O What a Dessert” contest is open to everyone and winners will be selected in different categories. Desserts should arrive by 11:00 for judging and the winners will be announced that day. After judging, samples of the desserts will be available for purchase. For more information about the day’s events, please call Mary Blackmon at 251-751-9216.