Gaineswood to hold harvest celebration Oct. 17

Join us for some old-fashioned fun as we celebrate fall! On Oct. 17, Gaineswood will open the doors and grounds for a fall treat with no tricks attached.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. come and visit this one of a kind national landmark. The day will feature tours of the historic home, including the “haunted” basement. The grounds will be host to a variety of old-fashioned games such as horseshoes, marbles, jump rope and tug-of-war.

While the young folks and the men use such games to show off their prowess, the ladies can exhibit their skills through their culinary efforts. There will be a contest for cakes and pies, and another for jams and jellies. Perhaps more appealing to the children will be a pumpkin decorating contest. Contestants will furnish their own pumpkins and may have decorated them as they wish by painting, carving, or attaching items. All entrants in any contest must be registered and turned in by 10AM on Saturday, October 17th. Judging for all contests will be at 11 a.m., with ribbons and winners presented at 11:30 a.m.

Prices for the event-filled day will be $5 for adults, which includes anyone over the age of 18, and $2 for children under 18. So bring a picnic lunch and a blanket and plan to enjoy a day of relaxation 1850 style on the grounds of Gaineswood.

Demopolis High announces schedule pickup

Demopolis High School has announced schedule pickup dates and times as follows:

Aug. 3

12th grade: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

11th grade: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Aug. 4

10th grade: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

9th grade: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Contact the school at (334) 289-0294 with any questions.