Wednesday, May 25, 2011

AO Tourisms 'Favorite Fans'

 Stephanie Hudman

Stephanie Hudman of Ooltewah, Tenn., won the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau's Baseball Weekend Getaway Package. Stephanie and her friends (pictured left) came to Auburn after winning 4 tickets to the Auburn v. Alabama Baseball Game, a gift card to Toomer's Drug, an AU Prize Pack and overnight accommodations in the area! Stephanie and her friends went to Toomer's where they enjoyed lunch, lemonade and limeade! Congrats Stephanie and thanks for visiting!

 The Porter Family

Carter Porter, pictured left, and Marshall Porter, below, are Aubie's biggest fans! After several attempts to get a photo with the lovable mascot over the years, they were finally able to catch him at the Auburn v Arkansas Baseball game in March.
The Porter's won baseball tickets through the Tourism Bureau. The boys parents, Steve and Cindy Porter, are both 1999 graduates of Auburn University. The boys grandparents, Karen and Bill Porter, who live in Auburn, showed Carter and Marshall a great time on their Spring Break visit to the area. The boys attended the baseball game, painted at Sips and Strokes, attended the St. Patrick's Day celebration in Opelika at the Irish Bred Pub, shopped at Old Navy, ate at Johnny Brusco's, Mellow Mushroom, Louie's, and had ice cream at Bruster's and Marble Slab Creamery...never a dull moment!

The Urbanowski Family

Tom Urbanowski, left, is a 1994 Chemical Engineering Graduate of Auburn University. His wife, Vicki, and two children Alyssa and Will reside in Kingwood, Texas. This 'favorite fans' family drove to Auburn from Texas to watch the 2011 BCS National Championship so they could "watch the game in the best environment outside Arizona."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Highlight on May Happenings!

Join Auburn Parks and Recreation as we cast into summer with the 19th Annual Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by Evans Realty, on Saturday, May 14 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the lake at Auburn Technology Park South. The first 150 children will receive a tackle box, courtesy of Evans Realty! Registration is $5, payable the day of the event. This event is open to children ages 12 & under. For more information, visit or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 501-2930.

Auburn v Alabama Baseball Series
Friday, May 13 at 6 pm, Saturday, May 14 at 12 pm and Sunday, May 15 at 1pm!

Auburn Jazz & Blues Festival
The 4th Annual Auburn Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on May 20 from 6-11 p.m. The event, held at Pebble Hill on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Debardelaben Street, is hosted by the Auburn Arts Association. This year’s event will feature John Mooney & Bluesiana. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Enjoy an evening of live musical entertainment at Town Creek Park as Auburn Parks and Recreation presents the May Concert Series every Thursday in May beginning at 6 p.m. Concerts are FREE and open to the public. The series kicks off on Thursday, May 5 with a performance by Crossroads, a five-piece variety band covering many country and classic rock hits. To see who will be playing each Thursday visit our calendar of events at

Farmers Market at Ag Heritage Park
An open-air farmers' market (pictured above) is held each Thursday from 3-6 pm at Ag Heritage Park during the spring and summer growing season. The market offers locally produced fruits, vegetables, honey, ornamental plants, herbs, cut flowers, stone-ground grains, eggs, goat cheeses, goat milk soaps, baked and canned goods, and Alabama-roasted coffee. In addition, it often features the work of local artisans, educational booths, and musical entertainment.