The Vikings football team has had a variety of sucesses including the State Championship in 1921, 1930 and 1957 and many trips to the playoffs. It has also won state championships in wrestlng, golf, softball and tennis. The Homecoming Parade is one of the anticipated highlights of the school year.
By far the largest parade of the year, the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County's annual Christmas Parade usually boasts of more than 100 entrys. People line the strees on both side of the road for many blocks, throughout the entire downtown business district. The only nightime parade, floats and vehicles twinkle brightly with lights of the season.
The annual Veterans Day Parade has long been a tradition in Jasper.Usually held on the Saturday before Veteran's Day, it features speaches, and other activities at the site of the War Menorials on Jasper's Town Square, which honors our fighting dead from the Civil War through todays military conflicts.
Downtown Business Association
The mission for the Downtown Business Association is to emphasize the development of downtown while preserving the culture and historical points of the area.
October First Friday
Here is the lineup for Friday evening:
Skip Cochran 5:00 to 5:30
Rick and Jilda Watson 5:40 to 6:10
The Spook House Saints from 6:20 to 6:50
Joe Greg Winsett from 7:00 to 7:30
Michael Cannon from 7:30 to 8:00
Along with the music on the square, the will be a mule ride around City Hall from 4:30-7;00. Stores will have specials and open late this Friday night.
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by Jenny Sayles
DBA Helping Oaklahoma
by Jenny Sayles
The last items collected by the Downtown Business Association went to collection gathered at Missions Unlimited located on 21st St. East in downtown Jasper. These items were added to the already 2,000 sleeping bags and the boxes of supplies to be shipped out to the devastated area in Oklahoma. To continue to support this cause, there will be a donation truck set up at 1:00 this Saturday after this month’s Yard Sale on the Square.
by Jenny Sayles
Two-hour parking limit in downtown approved
Reprented from the Daily Mountain Eagle:
All parking around the Walker County Courthouse will soon have a two-hour limit after a vote from the Jasper City Council.
Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday to place a two-hour limit on parking on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue from 17th Street to 20th Street, as well as 18th Street and 19 Street from 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue.
“The area will be that hashtag shape with the courthouse in the middle,” said Russ Robertson, the city’s attorney.
The fine for breaking the ordinance was set at $25.
“It will be $25 for parking for more than two hours anywhere in that zone, even if it is different parking spaces,” said Joe Matthews, the city’s public works director.
All other parking violations — including parking in a “no parking” zone and parking on the wrong side of the road — will also carry a $25 fine.
“The fines are large, but that is not to generate revenue,” Robertson said. “We want it to be a deterrent. A small fee wouldn’t stop people from illegal parking.”
Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe said the ordinance will be enforced once ticket books are printed and the law is advertised. She said she expects it will take several weeks.