Council Breathes Easy as Mule Day Comes Off Without a Hitch


The Gordo City Council members were all breathing a sigh of relief at the Council meeting this month, on June 4. Mule Day had once again been organized, put on, cleaned up, and touted a success for another year.

With some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far, and the dew point in the mid-70s, the crowd was hot, but there were no heat issues for the emergency departments. “No major incidents,” reported Gordo Police Chief Todd Hall.

Councilwoman Floy Goode, who is also Gordo Chamber of Commerce President and “Head Mule” for Mule Day, wanted to specifically show her appreciation for all the people who worked to get everything ready and those who were there to clean up afterwards. She said, “Craig Patterson (Mayor) and Rusty Adams, worked early to late both days. The whole town seems to come together.”

It was noted that there were more than 20 more vendors this year than the year before. “I was tickled with it,” said Goode.

“People always get me for estimates (for Mule Day),” said Patterson. “I try to get a gauge on Friday nights, the street was completely full several times. One end of the street to the other. Saturday is harder to gauge because people are trying to find the shade as quick as possible.”

“We had a good turnout and a lot of good vendors,” Patterson concluded.

See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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