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Readers’ Choices for Summer Fun!

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Congratulations to our Readers’ Choice Winners for Summer Family Fun!

Thank you to all of our readers who participated in our Readers’ Choice Survey! As a thank you for taking the survey, readers Ashley Matteo from Birmingham and Matt Scott from Oneonta each won four tickets to Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure!

Chelsea Fest and the Big Kaboom FireworksCongratulations to the City of Chelsea for being the Readers’ Choice for Favorite Summer Entertainment Spot! The City of Chelsea hosts several annual events with lots of family fun in mind! Save the date for the Chelsea Fest and the Big Kaboom on July 3! The fun begins at 5 p.m. and includes live music, vendor tents, food trucks, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Gulf Shores Beach RetreatGulf Shores Beach Retreat is our Readers’ Choice for Favorite Summer Recreation Spot! The retreat is an incredible facility where groups connect and build relationships! Located in Gulf Shores, Ala. only steps away from the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the retreat has all of the amenities groups need to learn, grow, relax and have an amazing time. 

Shocco Springs blob on the lakeCongratulations to Shocco Springs Camp & Conference Center for being our Readers’ Choice for Favorite Summer Camp! Centrally located on over 800 beautiful, wooded acres in Talladega, Ala., Shocco Springs is an all-inclusive camp and conference center where you can relax and unwind in God’s incredible nature while holding your church or school group’s next event. This month, Shocco Springs will host the first Shocco Day Camp- a Jesus-centered, outdoor, recreation-driven day camp for kids 5 to 12 years old.

Greater Gadsden TourismNoccalula Falls is our Readers’ Choice for Favorite Summer Travel Spot! The area includes Noccalula Falls Park and Campground with hiking and biking on the black creek trails, an animal habitat, botanical gardens, and the spectacular falls cascading over 90 feet into the Black Creek ravine! For other great activities in the area like fly fishing visit 

Chick-fil-A Brookwood DiningCongratulations to Chick-fil-A Brookwood Village for being our Readers’ Choice for Favorite Summer Dining Spot! The team invites you and your family to step in out of the summer heat to enjoy a meal together in their spacious food court. Conveniently located off Lakeshore Drive in Homewood, it’s a great stop over between summer activities. Hours are 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. †

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