Looking Back: In 1990, grandmother won sweepstakes

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, a grandmother who lived in Wisconsin learned she was the winner of the first ever Surprise Vacation Sweepstakes held by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism. Apparently she was thrilled to get to travel to Birmingham.
Prices were reported to be rising and had risen 1.4 percent in the last month. I thought you might be interested in that little notice, seeing that the same thing is happening these days. I am still in lockdown at The Meadows, but I hear the same thing is happening as we muddle through this pandemic we are in.
William Lee Golden was planning to come back to Brewton to film a music video. I know that he did because I have seen photos of him on his daddy’s farm during the shoot.
Vice-president Dan Quayle was coming to Birmingham to speak at a fundraiser breakfast. A half million dollars was raised at $250 per plate.
Guy Hunt was in Escambia County to meet the public at Creek Family Restaurant.
More marijuana was found off Alabama 21. Fortythree plants were found with a value of $4,300.
The Fourth of July was to be celebrated in Atmore. The largest display of fireworks in the state was to be held and expected to draw more than 10,000 people.
A crop duster plane went down behind Godwin Hangers off highway 97. south off the Florida line. No one was injured in the crash.

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