The Georgiana City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Antone’s appointment to the board.
The Georgiana City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Mayor Jerome Antone’s appointment to the Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum board of directors. (File Photo)

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Antone appointed to museum board of directors

Published 11:48am Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Georgiana Mayor Jerome Antone is the newest member of the Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum board of directors.

The Georgiana City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Antone’s appointment to the board.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Antone said.

Antone joins the board just weeks before the museum plays host to the city’s biggest event of the year, the Hank Williams Festival.

“We’re expecting to have a great, great festival,” he said. “We want everyone to come out, and bring four or five friends. We’re going to have a good time.”

The 34th annual Hank Williams Festival will kick off May 31 at 3 p.m. Day 2 of the festival will get underway at 8 a.m.

Artists that will be performing at this year’s event include Gene Watson, Brad Magness, Mary McDonald, Colon Leatherwood, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune, Stonewall Jackson, Elaine McMillan, Vinny D’Amico, Jackson Capps and Williams’ daughter, Jett Williams.

Local band The Southern Legends will also be performing.

Tickets for the weekend are $30 in advance. Tickets for Friday only are $15 and Saturday only tickets are $25. For more information or to order tickets call (334) 376-2369.

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