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Summer campers release balloons to learn about geography

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Fifty-two children, ages 4-11 gathered May 31 to participate in their first ever balloon release to kick off their 2016 summer camp program. [caption id="attachment_31876" align="alignleft" width="225"] submitted photo[/caption] Helium-filled balloons in hand, the children gathered at 9:15 a.m. at Pump It Up in Trussville, to release the balloons with notes attached, as ...

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Catch Trussville natives on re-run of Family Feud

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville residents who turn on the television this Tuesday night may see a few familiar faces. An encore airing of “Family Feud” will feature Trussville locals, the Shelnutt family, as they face off against the Gonzales family from Lafayette, CA. The episode, which originally aired on Oct 12 of 2015, featured State Sen. Shay Shelnutt teaming up with his brot ...

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8th annual TASTE coming up on Thursday

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will present the 8th Annual TASTE, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event, on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 until 8 p.m., at the Trussville Civic Center.  [caption id="attachment_17809" align="alignleft" width="300"] A scene from last year’s eventphoto by Ron Burkett[/caption] TASTE features food samples from area r ...

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Clay Library hosts ‘Newspaper Ashes,’ first ever spoken word event

Special to The Trussville Tribune CLAY -- Writers of all backgrounds, genres and levels of experience rallied together Thursday evening to make Clay’s first spoken word night a success. Poems and stories on a variety of topics, ranging from synesthesia, to abuse, to loss, brought the audience to an awed silence. Spoken word poetry is an art that has steadily gained popularity in the creative arts world. Poe ...

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Springville Community Theater to hold Mary Poppins Auditions

Special to The Trussville Tribune SPRINGVILLE -- The Springville Community Theater is flying towards auditions for "Mary Poppins" Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at the Springville Middle School. Audition times on Saturday, May 21 will be 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sunday, May 22, auditions will be held at 2 p.m. The play offers a wide variety of parts for actors ages 7 and up, including a large chorus of town ...

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Trussville resident travels to North Korea to run half marathon

By Megan Miller, Editor Trussville resident Andy Bass embarked on a new and exciting adventure in April, running the Pyongyang International Half Marathon in North Korea. Bass said a few years ago he’d started exercising, trying to gain weight, and quickly realized that his body type would not allow that. It was then that Bass decided to take up running for exercise, and it’s been a love affair that’s conti ...

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Friends of the Trussville Library to Hold Craft Sale

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Friends of the Trussville Library are veterans at holding book sales during all seasons, but this spring they’re trying something different: a craft sale. They’ll be selling various types of items Saturday, May 14, at the library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. [caption id="attachment_30599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Susan Branch (left) and Trudy Strain (right) ...

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First Baptist Church of Trussville’s pianist tapped for Cliburn competition

By John Herr, Alabama NewsCenter When you play music simply for the passion of it, recognition is unexpected — which makes it all the more impressive. Kevin Grigsby, Birmingham Division market specialist for Alabama Power, has been selected to play at the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 19-25. Named for the late Van Cliburn, an American piano prodigy who became ...

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Trussville family hit twice by cancer now participating in Relay For Life

TRUSSVILLE -- In February of 2015, Phillip Acton got some of the most devastating news a father can receive: his 12-year-old daughter, Callie, had cancer. Callie had noticed a lump on the side of her neck, and after a check-in with their pediatrician, the Acton family was soon referred to Children’s Hospital for a CT scan, biopsies and ultrasounds. On February 13, Callie was officially diagnosed with cancer ...

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Trussville singer-songwriters to perform at FUMC of Trussville Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- Andrew Harbison and Karen Marrolli are giving intimate performances of their original songs on Sunday April 17 at First United Methodist Church of Trussville. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. All songs performed will tackle issues of transition and change in support o ...

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