|Aiken’s very own city-wide music festival, Aiken City Limits, is quickly approaching October 18-21. Here at Aiken Blend, we want to cover all of the fun activities that will take place throughout the weekend.
The second annual Atoms in the Alley event will be held on October 20 from 5-7pm. This event benefits the Savannah River Site Museum. Aiken’s downtown Alley will be full of educational exhibitors, artisan vendors, and music by Atomic Road, and will host the Stuffed Puppies food truck next to the stage.
Andrew Albenesius of the SRS Cold War Historic Preservation Program and board member of the SRS Museum, has helped Atoms in the Alley come to life, gives us his insight on the event’s beginnings and its refinement into this year’s affair.
“Rick McLeod, I believe, had the original idea,” says Andrew, “and after some brain storming with Brenda Baratto of the Aiken County Historical Museum, Walt Joseph of the SRS Museum, and others, we approached the mayor and city manager about a museum fundraiser.”
“We all had fun developing our ideas and making Atoms in the Alley a kid friendly event. Many of those same volunteers have been working to develop and deliver AITA version 2,” Andrew says. “We’ve had great support again from the city and ADDA, local corporate sponsors. Synergies that would benefit combining Atoms in the Alley and Aiken City Limits are making both events better. We are super excited about this year’s event, and are already planning 2019 version 3!”
This celebration of nuclear science week and the SRS Museum is free and open to the public. Make sure you and your family come visit the Alley during the festival to eat, listen to music, participate in a silent auction of some great local businesses, and support the SRS Museum!
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