Alabama Jubilee adds amenities to package
Decatur and Morgan County are going head to head with Huntsville and Madison in recruiting families moving to the Valley as part of the Pentagon's realignment of military bases.
BRAC, short for Base Realignment and Closure, will become a household word here by the time the military completes the move in a few years.
In the meanwhile, local officials look for ways to recruit those Huntsville workers to live in Morgan County.
The just-completed Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic is one of those events that makes you say to yourself, "Gee, I'm glad I live in Decatur." The hot-air balloons don't always fly because of weather conditions, but when they do, their show is spectacular.
Sixty-four balloonists signed up for the Memorial Day weekend celebration that will observe its 30th year in 2007.
The Jubilee is wholesome fun, yet daring and adventuresome enough to keep spectators coming back year after year. And it should lure some of the BRAC families to Morgan County because the Alabama Jubilee leaves everybody feeling good.
Thanks to all of the people who work long hours each year to make the event so successful.