Please join Community Grief Support for our 3rd Annual community-wide Memorial “Tree of Lights” honoring and memorializing loved ones whom we have lost.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 | Homewood Central Park

Memorial Tree Dedication & star lighting with Homewood Mayor Patrick McClusky. Family-friendly holiday event, featuring:

  • Festive refreshments
  • Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Christmas caroling
  • Inflatables
  • Pick up your ornament and/or luminaries

The Junior Board of Community Grief Support invites you to

6th Annual “Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival”

Sunday, November 12, 2023 | Back Forty Birmingham

3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222

More than 5,000 have attended in the past and more than $60,000 has been raised! The Magic City Mac + Cheese Fest is part competition, part celebration of the South’s favorite comfort food, and an important fundraiser for CGS. We look forward to having you join us this year!

We will have live music, activities and games for kids, plenty of food and beverages to enjoy, and some friendly mac and cheese competition of course! Pets are welcome, too. It will be fun for the whole family! $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Day of tickets will be $20. So get them early!

(For more information on becoming a vendor or sponsor for 2023, visit or contact Erin Slaughter at 205.870.8667 or email Vendor and sponsor spots fill up quickly.) More details to come!

2022 Vendors: 2022 Sponsors:

Porky’s Pride

Chef Shawn Catering and Events

The Cheesecake Emporiyum

Simone’s Kitchen ATL

Fultondale Fire Department – Chief GrillDaddy & The Old Guys

Urban Cookhouse

Café 1918

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

The Fig Tree

The Southern Kitchen

Soho Social

Battle Axe’s Feast

Steel Gastro Pub

Meals by Misty

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Lemonade Junkees

Your CBD Store

Blind Dog Biscuit

  Red Diamond

Char Bar 7

Alabama Ali


Naughty But Nice Popcorn 

And more to come…!

Brasfield & Gorrie



Medical Properties Trust  

Cobbs Allen 

Vulcan Materials

Michael Hicks Services

BCBS Foundation 


Adams Computer Tech

Birmingham Mountain Radio

The Piggly Wiggly

WBRC-Fox 6 


Wood Fruitticher

Jason Garner, DMD – Five Points Dental 

For information about becoming a vendor or sponsor for 2023, call Erin Slaughter at 205-870-8667. Vendor and sponsor spots fill up quickly.

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