By Kaitlin Candelaria
This year was the first year the event was open to the public. The event featured a shrimp boil, corn hole and other games, vendors and live music provided by The Castors.
Ken Lass served as the emcee for the program which included door prizes for policemen and firemen and their families in attendance. Prizes given away were donated by businesses in the Over the Mountain area. The Vestavia Hills Fire Department and police department also had several of their vehicles on display.
Tickets were $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The Sunrise Rotary used money raised to purchase an ATV to donate to the city of Vestavia Hills. The ATV will be used by both the police department and the fire department. They also donated proceeds to the We the People competition team at Vestavia Hills High School. We the People allows students to study the constitution and then compete with their knowledge. The VHHS team won the state championship for the We the People Mock Congressional Hearings in January at Samford University. They also recently competed at the national competition in Washington D.C.