Shaun Doughty holds his
first place winning pumpkin at the Ully Fest!
Shaun began carving on his entry around
8:AM Saturday morning to enter the Ully Festival pumpkin carving
contest and finished around 2:PM. Shaun won a $300 shopping
spree in U. G. Whites for his winning design.
Ully Fest is in honor of the original
owner, Ulysses Grant White a farmer and business owner that
founded the store in 1917. Born in 1876, he tragically lost his
right arm in a gin accident in 1902. In an Alabama Courier
article from October 22, 1902, his friends and family stated
that “U.G. White, with one arm, is worth more than lots of
fellows in a community with two.” White persevered until his
death in 1952.
“We want to celebrate new product lines
and reintroduce the store to those that haven’t been in in
awhile,” said owner Derrick Young. The upstairs of the store
showcases Woolrich, Filson and Patagonia clothing, outer wear,
hats and luggage.
Stop by and visit the new addition to
U. G. White Mercantile on the corner of Jefferson and Market
October 15th, 2011