FACKLER, Ala. (WHNT) -- Fackler Day is more than just a festival to the community that boasts the event every year. It's a vital part of fundraising.
The town of Fackler sits between Stevenson and Hollywood. Residents expect a lot of people to come out for Fackler Day on Saturday.
That festival helps fund two important entities in the community.
One of them is the volunteer fire department. "It means a great deal," Chief Lester Day says, "We do not get enough funds from the State to stay busy, to keep our trucks going, so we depend on the Fackler Day because most of the time it brings in good money and we depend on the people in Fackler to you know, keep us going."
The department has mutual aid with Hollywood and Stevenson and covers a big portion of area, so the funds from Fackler Day are important. That's not all, though. The historic building the community center is situated in was donated, and funds from the festival help keep it and the community events held in it going.
Overall, Fackler Day isn't just a festival. It's a big impact on a small community. "It brings in quite a bit of money and keeps us going," Chief Day says.
Fackler Day is this upcoming Saturday, and it starts at ten o'clock. Food, drinks, vendors and music will be part of the free event, located in downtown Fackler.