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Golly! A four-day celebration for Jim Nabors’s 93rd birthday to be held in Sylacauga June 9-12

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Get ready for an extraordinary four-day party filled with laughter, music, and fond memories as the beloved, late Sylacauga native, actor, and singer Jim Nabors is celebrated for his upcoming birthday in his hometown of Sylacauga.

The Comer Museum and Arts Center will play host to a series of events, allowing people to immerse themselves in the world of Nabors and relive some of his most iconic moments. From a showcase of his timeless shows to trivia contests and even a chance to win a spot on the prestigious wall of fame in the Jim Nabors Gallery, this four-day extravaganza promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

The festivities kick off on Friday, June 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Central Park, where fans will gather for showings of two beloved classics “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle USMC.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from the shows and participate in a contest to determine who can shout out the best catchphrases, including memorable lines like “Shazam,” “Citizens Arrest,” “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise,” and, of course, “Golly!” The winners of the contest will earn the honor of having their names showcased on the wall of fame in the Jim Nabors Gallery.

On Saturday, June 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the celebration moves to the Comer Museum itself.

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the music of Jim Nabors and explore the extensive collection of DVDs featuring his comedy shows. As they tour the Museum and Arts Center, attendees will be captivated by the scripts from the iconic comedy series. Additionally, the first round of a thrilling trivia contest will take place, with participants vying for a chance to compete in the final round taking place the next day.

Sunday, June 11, brings the pre-birthday party to the museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The day will be filled with celebrations, including cake, party hats, and more of Nabors’s music. The trivia finals will take place, and the grand winner will earn their rightful place on the esteemed wall of fame in the Jim Nabors Gallery. It will be an unforgettable memory for the lucky individual who emerges victorious.

As the festivities draw to a close on Monday, June 12, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Comer Museum & Arts Center invites everyone to join in commemorating what would have been Jim Nabors’s 93rd birthday.

The day will be filled with birthday cheer, featuring more celebration and a small balloon release, creating a touching tribute to honor the beloved Nabors.

Jim Nabors, known for his iconic role as Gomer Pyle, has touched the hearts of countless fans with his talent, warmth, and genuine charm. His contributions to the world of entertainment have left an indelible mark, and this birthday celebration at the Comer Museum and Arts Center is a testament to his enduring legacy.

Throughout his career, Nabors not only brought joy to millions but also remained dedicated to his roots here in Sylacauga.


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