4th Annual Williams Covered Bridge Dinner brings in 180 attendees

WILLIAMS – The 4th Annual Williams Covered Bridge Dinner, sponsored by the Lawrence County Tourism and Williams Community Association, saw 180 attendees at the annual event.

Guests began to arrive at the bridge around 3:30 p.m., according to Lawrence County Tourism Director Tonya Chastain. Guests parked their vehicles along the roadway leading to the bridge as well as the Williams Dam parking lot.

Larry Root and Wally Branham used their golf carts to help take guests from their vehicle to the bridge, while the Livingwell Bus driven by Mark Bryant would pick up individuals from the Williams Dam parking lot.

In addition to the transport services provided, the Fayetteville Lions Club helped to serve dinner, as well as providing the tables and seating areas for the event.

Lawrence County Tourism is working on organizing a Friends of the Williams Covered Bridge Group which will help with the safety and preservation of the bridge. Their hope is to prevent further vandalism and issues to the bridge by installing cameras.

Lawrence County residents continue to enjoy the annual dinner, and as long as there is continued support, Lawrence County Tourism will make sure it happens. The total amount raised from Saturday’s dinner is still being determined.