Annual Blues & BBQ Celebration!




A large crowd of Shelby County’s Democrats socialized and celebrated on Saturday, April 30, at the Reunion edition of our annual Blues & Barbecue fundraiser.  Warm breezes, a cloud-dotted sky, a beautifully landscaped, party-perfect terrace at the gorgeous home of hosts Carole and Al Marks, plus the hard-driving, gotta-move-to-it music of the Automatic Slim Blues Band – what else do you need for a perfect Saturday afternoon?

Food and drink, that’s what!  Meaty ribs, chicken legs, and sliced pork, evidence of many hours of hard work by the hosts and volunteers, anchored the food table, with side dishes and banana pudding to dream about.  Beer, wine, soft drinks, and harder stuff were in abundance to quench all types of thirst. 

A silent auction included several works of art, some of them originals, plus wild salmon caught in Alaska, some posh ladies’ accessories, collectable books, and a basket of Kickin’ Donkey coffee items.  

A major highlight was the appearance of Senator Doug Jones in our midst.  The Senator, gracious as always, chatted with attendees, addressed the crowd, and did a live interview on MSNBC from the party before he dived into a plate of ribs.

The funds raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to much-needed campaign expenses in this all-important election year.  Donations are also accepted on the Donate section of this website.