You may recall from an earlier post that SABCC was in a bit of a quandary as to where British Car Festival 2011 would be held. You see, the club received a letter from the City of Fairhope that all events conducted at Fairhope Beach Park would be subject to a raft of hefty fees. Fees so great as to imperil the event entirely. We had to find a new location.
The SABCC executive board considered several proposals - some of which would have taken event out of Fairhope - but in the end, a lovely spot was selected and arrangements were made.
|The Show Site - Courtesy Google Maps|
BCF 2011 will be on the South Lawn of Faulkner State Community College in downtown Fairhope. The chancellor of the institution was very enthusiastic in his welcome of the event. He sees it as an opportunity to expose Faulkner State to a wider audience and bring people to the Fairhope campus. If you've attended a Friday night welcome party, you've been on the campus of the community college. Dahlgren Hall is the quaint one-room schoolhouse that was part of the original Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education.
The actual show field is due south of that building and is bordered by South School Street, South Bancroft Street and Morphy Avenue. The open field is level and surrounded by trees of all sizes. There's lots of parking around the site, and best of all, it is only a block away from the shops, galleries and dining for which downtown Fairhope is so well known.
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The club membership is excited about this change, both from a standpoint of budget constraints and that we will be able to continue to make a charitable donation from a portion of the days proceeds.
We look forward to welcoming you!