A correction was made to the Tiffin Sideroads post from this morning. Registration is TUESDAY, November 1, 2016 (not Monday, November 1st). The post was edited, but we wanted to make sure all club members were aware of the change. Please make a note of it so there’s no confusion. Thank you.
Tiffin Allegro Club
The Tiffin Allegro Club is announcing a new chapter. Chapter #219, the Natural State Allegros, from the state of Arkansas, was organized on September 27, 2016. The response, for a new chapter in this area, was very positive. There were 12 unit couples represented at this meeting. Others responded to start a new chapter; however they could not make the meeting due to prior engagements. The excitement, of getting this chapter started, was evident with the instant camaraderie among attendees. Seems this will be an active and fun group.
This new chapter welcomes your inquiries for membership. If you have any questions, please contact the Chapter President.
Natural State Allegros
President: Joan Smith
Calling all veterans! If you are a veteran and will be in Red Bay from mid-October until early November, we would love to invite you to participate in our local Veterans Day activities. Over six days during this period, the local American Legion post will host veteran lead activities for area schools. During these six days over 1200 students and teachers will attend a Veterans program at Cypress Cove Farm, home of Alabama Representative Johnny Mack Morrow.
Students first attend a general assembly where they are welcomed by Representative Morrow. They then break into smaller groups and travel through 6 stations where a veteran will address the small group. The veteran can talk about his or her experiences, discuss respect for the flag, the correct way to thank a veteran, travel experiences, why they joined the military, etc. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. We have a dedicated group of veterans in the Red Bay area that participate in this program annually. However, the American Legion is anxious to also include other veterans! We are honored to salute our many Tiffin owners who have served our nation. If your travel plans bring you to Red Bay during this time, you are invited to participate in this wonderful program. Call the Tiffin Allegro Club at 256-356-8522 for more details! Spouses & guests are welcome also.
In addition to the programs held at Cypress Cove Farm, the students and faculty of Red Bay High School honors all veterans with a luncheon and program at the high school gymnasium on November 9th. The flags of each branch of the service and the United States flag will be presented. Students sing songs or present a patriotic skit and the Red Bay Tiger Band will play. If you will be in Red Bay on November 9th, let us know at the club office and we will submit your name to the school personnel that organizes this program. Again, spouses & guests are welcome.
We are honored to have so many veterans as members of our Tiffin family. Thank you for your service! God bless you!
TIFFIN MOTORHOME TEES
Available in long sleeve or short sleeve styles
Adult sizes Small – 3XL
Tiffin logo on front with the design on back
$12 for short sleeve
$18 for long sleeve
($4 upcharge for 2XL & 3XL)
For best selection, call the Tiffin Allegro Club today at 256-356-8522!
W.C. Handy Festival, Florence Alabama
If you are traveling through the northwest corner of Alabama in July, take note of the W. C. Handy Festival in Florence, Alabama. The last 10 days of July each year are dedicated to this musical event – located 50 miles northeast of the Tiffin Motorhomes facility. W. C. Handy (1873-1958) was born in Florence and went on to become known as the “Father of the Blues”. He was an American blues composer and musician best known for playing the trumpet and cornet, but he also played the piano, guitar and sang. In 1958 a movie about his life, St. Louis Blues, was released starring Nat “King” Cole, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald. Some of Handy’s better known compositions are “Memphis Blues, “Saint Louis Blues”, Beale Street Blues, and “Ole Miss Rag”. The log cabin of Handy’s birth has been preserved near downtown Florence. After a lifetime of touring the world, Handy died in New York City in 1958. Over 25,000 people attended his funeral in Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church and over 150,000 people gathered in the streets near the church to pay their respects.
In 1982 the Handy Festival was originally designed to promote area businesses; therefore, the ten day long series of primarily music events occurs in and around the Florence/Shoals area. Restaurants, stores, and other businesses host concerts and activities throughout the festival. With approximately 200 events, there is something for everyone. For a full schedule of dates and events, go to www.wchandymusicfestival.org . The Handy Music Festival has been selected as a Top Ten Event in Alabama and a Top Twenty event in the Southeast since 1986. If you are in the area between July 22 & 31, 2016 – don’t miss this exciting event!