Anyone interested in learning more about the history of Coffee County will have a chance to do so next Friday, April 26, at the New Brockton Farm Center during Coffee County Farm-City’s “Real McCoy’s Luncheon.”
Spearheaded by the Coffee County Farm-City Committee, the event is a way for residents to connect, reminisce and possibly learn something new.
“It’s one of our Farm-City events for a lot of the old-time farmers and other folks to get together and share stories about how things used to be,” said Gavin Mauldin, Coffee County extension coordinator. “They can share stories about how agriculture used to be, and the changes going on at Fort Rucker because we also have some pilots and warrant officers coming out to share their stories, as well.”
The luncheon, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., is free. Those planning to attend must RSVP by April 22.
Georgia Fleming of the Pea River Historical Society will be the guest speaker, and she will give a presentation on the centennial year of Enterprise’s Boll Weevil.
Cindy Kinney, head of the Coffee County Farm-City Committee, encouraged anyone curious about the past to come enjoy fellowship and fun.
“It’s just a good time to get to know the stories and the rich farming history of the county,” Kinney said.
Mauldin said similar events have been held in the past, and he said the purpose of Farm-City is to establish connections between farm life and city life.
To RSVP, contact the Coffee County Extension Office at 334-894-5596.