By Laurie Mundy Perrigin
Anyone who lives or regularly visits the Fosters area of Tuscaloosa County will tell you: It’s filled with stunning natural beauty. One local business is working hard to ensure that the area remains that way, by sponsoring a special clean-up day. If you’d like to get on board, you’re more than welcome.
Red River Kennels is a facility located on 40 acres off Sylvan Loop Road in Fosters. Owner Daniel Bailey says Red River is committed to the local community, and events such as the upcoming Fosters Clean Up Day on April 18 benefit everyone.
“This is our fourth annual clean up. We’re inviting all to come out with family and friends to support awareness and to help keep our great outdoors clean,” Bailey said. He added that he’s looking forward to meeting new volunteers, and he appreciates all the support Red River has had from the community at past clean up events.
The Fosters HWY Clean Up begins on Saturday, April 18 with a safety meeting at 10 a.m. The clean-up will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate, and kids get in free. Lunch and bottled water will be provided at 1 p.m., and the fun afternoon includes door prizes, guest speakers, live music, and more. Vendors are also welcome.
“If you’d like to set up at the venue free of charge, just contact us,” Bailey said. “This is open to all businesses, crafts, kennels and organizations.”
At 3 p.m., Red River Kennels will hold a Coon Hound and Deer Dog show that features a tree race and a water race. The cost to enter a dog is $5.
To reach Red River Kennels, and to learn more about the Fosters HWY Clean Up and the services they offer (including training, boarding and breeding), visit the official website, the Red River Kennels Facebook page, or call (205) 292-4115.
Photo: Red River Kennels