On Top Of Commerce Towers


In this post, I am featuring a video and photos on top on the Commerce Towers building overlooking Anniston.  11 floors up you can see all the main landmarks you see in the downtown Anniston area, enjoy!

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Art Walk In Anniston From 2016


Yep, I know it’s been a while, but here are pictures from an art walk in downtown Anniston from April 2016, enjoy!

Pictures And Video From The Anniston Veterans Day Parade 2016


Here are pictures and a video from the Anniston Veterans Day parade  This post features an video of the Donoho School Choir singing the National Anthem, marching bands from Talladega, White Plains, and Anniston, parade floats, and much more!  And then there are plenty of pictures from the parade.  The video also includes an awesome routine from the Talladega College band, enjoy!

Come Out To Glenwood Terrace Halloween 2016


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UPDATE: This is it, this will be the final post under the old look.  The new website is just about ready to go.  So expect all the pictures and video from Glenwood Terrace by the end of the week!

This has become an annual tradition where Geek Alabama comes out to the Glenwood Terrace neighborhood in East Anniston and takes plenty of pictures and video of the people who come out on Halloween night!  And for 2016, Glenwood Terrace is once again putting on one of the biggest Halloween trick-or-treating events in Alabama!  On Monday, October 31st, the streets of Glenwood Terrace will be closed off to vehicular traffic and the streets will be filled with the ghosts, goblins, and the other cool Halloween costumes worn by kids and adults!

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Many houses along Glenwood Terrace also participate by giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters, or going all out and decorating their houses for the big night!  Also, roaming the streets will be a haunted horseman!  You might see a guy missing his head on horseback roaming up and down Glenwood Terrace!  The role of the headless horseman is played by horseman Craig Waldron, and as you can see, the kids love the headless horseman!

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The trick-or-treating fun will begin at around 5 pm!  I will be out along Glenwood Terrace beginning about at 4:30 pm.  For 2016, be prepared for really warm temperatures.  Make sure you and your kids are hydrated before you head out.  The fun will last along Glenwood Terrace until around 8-9 pm.   Come out early, because Glenwood Terrace, and many surrounding streets, are closed down to traffic beginning at 4:30 pm.  And that includes Glenwood Terrace, Highland Avenue, and the intersecting streets, parking might become a hassle!

Glenwood Terrace is easily accessible off of Highland Ave. in East Anniston.  Just turn onto East 10th Street off of Quintard Ave, and drive to the third traffic light on top of a hill, and turn right!  You can park on any street around Glenwood Terrace but no vehicles will be allowed on Glenwood Terrace during trick-or-treating.  The entire thing is free! And you will get to enjoy kids and adults dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. Great ready, trick-or-treating is tonight, Monday!

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See pictures from Halloween at Glenwood Terrace 2015 at:  https://geekalabama.com/2015/11/02/halloween-at-glenwood-terrace-2015/

It’s The Last Chance To View The Hometown Teams Exhibit At The Anniston Library


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If you have not gone down to the Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County to see the Hometown Teams exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute, you only have a few days left to see it before it packs up and goes to the next city.  The final day for the exhibit is Sunday, September 4th, before Labor Day.  The hours for the final four days are:

  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1-5 pm

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The Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County is featuring a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit celebrating the role of sports and athletics in every town and city large and small across America.  Sports has played a social and cultural role among everybody for decades, and this traveling exhibit showcases the role of sports in small town America.  From playing sports among friends to playing on a team, sports is everywhere in America.  Everything from the players all the way down to the concession worker is highlighted in this exhibit.  And the exhibit also features all kinds of sports played by people in Calhoun County.

When you first get to the second floor, you can go inside the Ayers room and see pictures featuring sports in Calhoun County.  There are photos from the late 1800’s to today featuring every type of sport being played in high school and college and every high school and Jacksonville State is featured.

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Also in the Ayers room is memorabilia from the old Cobb High School.  All of the pictures and jerseys come from the Cobb High Sports Museum.

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Down the hall you can also see horseshoes and classic racing memorabilia on display.  I liked the gold car trophy and the old speed limit sign!

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After viewing plenty of great pictures and memorabilia, you will want to see the main exhibit!  You travel through the Alabama Room and the red feet and you arrive!  The first thing you notice is the large chalkboard filled with messages left by people.  Just about every local school and the large universities have been talked about by others written by chalk on the board.

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If you choose, you can also leave something written behind on paper as well.

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Yes, I left my own message on the board.  I’m from Benjamin Russell High School, the team is the Wildcats.

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On the walls in the exhibit you see even more local pictures from the past and present of sports represented in Calhoun County.  The pictures features every sport from football to swimming and everything in between.  The pictures also features those who are not playing the sport, from the referees, mascots, cheerleaders, and band members.

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You also see several old sports uniforms on display.  You can see a referee uniform from over 50 years ago.

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There is also an old cheerleading and dance team uniform.

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There is a classic Jacksonville State Marching Southerners uniform on display.

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And you can also see an old young kid football equipment from the 1950’s which you could order from the Sears catalog.

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Among the pictures and memorabilia, you also read about and learn why small town sports is important across every town in America.  From the role of why sports is important in the growth in kids to the role of parents in supporting their kids in playing any sport, you will see why sports is an important fabric in the culture of America.

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The exhibit also talks about the role of sports in adults in small town America.  Many adults continue to push themselves in certain sports.  For example, some participate in the IronMan.  An medal is on exhibit.

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Adults also participate in pep rallies, going to a game, and of course selling concessions!

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And the exhibit also talks about the role of rivalries in sports.  Yes, the Alabama / Auburn rivalry is featured, along with its ugly side.

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Overall, the Hometown Teams exhibit shows you every aspect of why sports is important in America.  If you don’t think sports is an important part of America society, go see this exhibit and you will leave with a different view of sports big and small all across America.  Sports teaches values and the rules of life in kids.  And sports teaches adults that it’s just a game, and win or lose, you celebrate those giving their all.  Yes, sports are a big part of what we do.

The Hometown Teams exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute is brought to you by the Museum on Main Street.  Learn more by going to:  http://www.museumonmainstreet.org/hometownTeams/