Madison Derby Day & Family weekend

Saturday May 4, 2013 is the Kentucky Derby and although my family was unable to attend the yearly tradition of big hats, fast horses and fun in Louisville.. my town of Madison, Alabama did a great job of offering a great alternative... They call it Madison Derby Day... this event was a family friendly event that allowed us to socialize with other residents, introduce us to local small businesses, eat some great food, be entertain by local musicians and dancers and of course watch the Kentucky Derby on large screen televisions with neighbors and friends.  This was the first time I attended and my family had a great time.  Here are some pictures from the event and some of the great business owners I got a chance to meet...


Local businesses like The Jill Heffernan Group of Keller Williams supported the event . The ladies showed their derby spirit with beautiful hats and provided guests with freebies and information. They are the best in Madison and it shows in how they took time out to participate with residents. Check them out 

Here is Jennifer Griswelll a nice lady that I spoke with who is an independent consultant for a company called Origami Owl. This company sales custom jewelry that you will love.  Great gift ideas and pieces that you would cherish. I purchased a necklace and charm that kept calling my name. The prices are economical and the quality was great! Visit her site and find something you will cherish at 

Somehow I didn't get the information about this vendor but they had the creamiest italian  desert that I had ever tasted. It was great. I will have to update later the name of the company. 

This great fudge shop in downtown Madison was a hidden jewel for my family.The Whistle Stop Sweet Shop 's Tiger Butter had my husband & son in a fudge nirvana. This will be a summer destination for the Stevenson crew.

Cristen Smith of Flashlights & Fireflies was kind enough to offer visitors of the event free pictures with fun props to celebrate the Madison Derby Day.. my husband nd I had fun being silly. I had a chance to check out the Facebook page of Flashlights & Fireflies and she does great work. I am hoping to take family portraits this summer and intend to give her a call! Check out her facebook page here ----> click here for more info. 

Jalen & Tia didn't want to participate at first but I'm glad they did... the picture game out great ..they even agreed. 

Saturday May 4 was also National Comic Book Day so we visited the local comic book store here in Madison to get a free comic book and see what they had to offer.  Haven is located on Slaughter road just before Highway 72 and its a great store. It was a little hard to find but once we realize the complex had stores in the back we found it with no problem.  They have comics for adults and kids so check them out.

Tia at the Haven Comic book store with the cape crusader himself LOL! It was a fun day.

We plan to attend even more events locally, its  great way to meet new people and spend time together as a family. Do you have any summer plans in your hometown? Share them below, I enjoy reading your comments!  


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