Cullman Dinner On First Friday May 12th Date Set

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Cullman Dinner On First Friday May 12th Date Set

The second annual Dinner On First will be held on Friday, May 12th at 6:00 pm.

The historic Cullman Warehouse District will be transformed into one long dinner table. The table itself will be approximately the length of a football field (300 feet). It will be positioned on First Avenue NE in front of such retail landmarks as Karma’s Coffee House, Kernel Kullman, What A Girl Wants, and Monograms Plus.

This late spring streetscape will be adorned with festive string lighting with the sounds of live music echoing amongst the buildings. An almost endless supply of hors d’oeuvres will available to attendees. It will be a truly a magical evening for the Cullman community.

The inaugural Dinner on First was held on May 14th, 2016. The event was to benefit the proposed Connected Park Project. The Connected Park concept impacts the recreational play of children of all ages, limitations, and abilities (see below).

The Connected Parks Project will once again be the beneficiary of this spectacular fundraising event. It also a splendid moment in time for residents to “connect” with their friends and neighbors as well as the Cullman City Parks and Recreation Foundation Board members who have gone to extraordinary lengths making this gathering ‘a night to remember’.

Food for Dinner On First will be catered by Birmingham-based Dyron’s Lowcountry. The main meal will be farm-to-table style.

An after party will ensue at 8:30 pm likely featuring Round 2 as musical accompaniment and entertainment.

Cullman Dinner On First May 12th Date Set

Cullman Parks & Recreation Executive Director Nathan Anderson is both enthusiastic and practical about this year’s second edition:

“This was one of the most picturesque moments I can ever recall in any of Downtown Cullman’s history. It truly featured Cullman at its best.


We couldn’t be more pleased with how the Dinner on First fundraiser event turned out last year. Considering it being the first of it’s kind, the outcome was far more than we could have ever expected, and the support we experienced was amazing. We have many people that made this possible and apart from their help, we wouldn’t have had near the success. We are extremely grateful for Dyron and Sonya Powell and the Dyron’s Lowcountry staff for making the culinary experience truly wonderful and unique!”

Tickets for Dinner On First 2017 will be available online at in the very near future. Seats will go fast for this event with only 240 tickets available; last year was sold out early.

Ticketing will be available for single attendees for $125, a couple will be $250. A full table for eight people is $1000.

All proceeds directly benefit the Connected Parks Project. For more information on this Dinner on First event, contact Christy Turner at 256-734-9157.

Anyone interested in contributing or fundraising for the Connected Park is encouraged to also contact Christy.

Cullman Dinner On First Friday May 12th Date Set

What Is the Connected Parks Project?

The Connected Park Project will feature an all-inclusive playground accessible to children of all abilities and special needs.

Director Anderson explains:

“This event launched (by the Cullman City Parks Foundation Board) the fundraising campaign for The Connected Park, which is an overhaul of the timeworn Ingle Park.


The Connected Park will be a park for people of all abilities. Meaning a child with full physical abilities will look at the park features and see a park that was created for them… at the same time, a child with special needs or more limited physical abilities will look at the park and they, too, will see a park that was design for them. We are diligently working to strategically plan a park to accommodate anyone, regardless of their abilities.


Our community has a history of being generous when it comes to fundraising for things like this. Heritage Park and Field of Miracles happened because of our community’s generosity — and based on history, we know the community will once again get behind a great project and make The Connected Park vision a reality.

The proposed park will be at the current Ingle Park location.

Learn more about Connected Park Project in this video:

Cullman Warehouse District

Cullman Dinner On First Friday May 12th Date Set

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