By Curtis McCloud - email
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The state of Alabama is going fishing, but its not a record catch they hope to reel in. The Alabama tourism department is trying to get people to come to Alabama to see the exciting things the state has to offer. The bait on the end of the hook--small-town celebrations. its all part of a campaign started by the Alabama tourism department in 2004. This weekend's small town celebration took place in Opelika, Alabama.
Mayor Gary Fuller said, "this is part of the Alabama tourism office they are doing it all across Alabama small towns and downtown's." and Marilyn Stamps with Alabama department of tourism said, "Governor Riley instituted this program because he recognized that small towns are a key component of the heritage of the state of Alabama as well as the country."