Former residents of a local community and their descendants will gather Saturday, Oct. 1, to share stories and memories for the third year as part of Hobbtown Days.
Hobbtown - also known as Bobtown, Hobbs and Hobbstown - is a rural community in Crawford County between Cedarville and Rudy. A Hobbtown Days celebration also was held in 2013 and 2014.
This year’s event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature music by the Centerpoint Bluegrass Band, said Darrel Coleman, a former resident who is helping organize the event. It will conclude with a potluck lunch at about 12:30 p.m.
“During the morning, attendees will visit, look at pictures, and share stories of life in Hobbtown when it was a much more active community than today,” Coleman said.
Those looking to participate can meet at Coleman’s property at 4400 Big Tree Road, about 4 miles north of Rudy, the day of the event.
“Anyone who has connections to the Hobbtown community or has an interest in history will enjoy this day of sharing photographs, telling stories, visiting with friends and listening to bluegrass music,” Coleman said.
Family stories and history, and memories of local places such as the schools, church, cotton gin and blacksmith shop, will be shared. Coleman also hopes to collect family names from the community, he said.
For more information call Coleman at (501) 351-2860.