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For the Greystone Community, the Best Place to Celebrate Independence Day in Alabama is at the Club

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Many families across the country celebrate the 4th of July with traditions like attending pool parties, parades, grill-outs, and of course, fireworks! For Greystone residents, Members, and guests, the Club is the ultimate place to be for all of these festivities, all in one place.  



A Family Tradition

The Roell Family 2007With these traditions come memories that last a lifetime. Greystone Member Sherrye Roell remembers when her family first joined Greystone in 2003, her youngest daughter was just four years old (pictured). Now that all of her kids are grown up, they find themselves reminiscing over the memories they’ve made here over the years and look forward to giving their own kids the same experiences at Greystone when the time comes.

Spending time at Greystone and enjoying the 4th of July activities is “like being at a resort,” says Sherrye. “When we joined, we loved the fact there was a lot for our children–swimming, sports camps, and more.” Greystone’s ability to incorporate children into every aspect of the Club is on full display summer after summer.

An All-American Celebration

Along with the parade, Greystone Members enjoy a full schedule of all-American activities.

The fun begins with a pool party at the Founders Clubhouse. Then, throughout the day,  children can participate in sack races, a watermelon grab, water balloon fights, cornhole competitions, and more.

Later in the day, there’s a complimentary kids carnival complete with a live DJ, festive games, balloon animals, and snow cones. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to enjoy some whimsical fun and form great memories.  

Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Beyond children’s activities, the most anticipated and popular event for Greystone is the fireworks show at dusk. The entire community attends, coming together under the summer night sky, with views of the Club as the perfect backdrop.

“The fireworks are always the highlight of the night,” says Sherrye. Laying out on a blanket to watch the show with loved ones as the sun goes down is the perfect finale to the day’s festivities. “Just when you think it can’t get better, it does. You can’t not feel patriotic,” Sherrye continues. For the Roell family, it’s difficult to choose just one year that stands out from the rest when it comes to the annual Independence Day tradition. It’s a wonderful thought to know their children will always associate this holiday with great times at Greystone.

Here’s the schedule of events for this year’s Festivities held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Greystone:

  • Pool Party from 11 am - 5 pm (Members only)
  • Independence Day Parade at Founders–line up in the Founders Circle at 4:00 pm SHARP (Members and Residents)
  • Founders Carnival from 5 pm - 8:45 pm (Members and Residents)
  • Family buffet (reservations required) from 6 pm - 8:45 pm (Members and Residents)
  • Fireworks show at 8:45 pm (Members and Residents)

Radio Flyer wagon

The Greystone Community

Along with all the planned events, the community of Greystone–its Members and residents–enjoy impromptu gatherings and chances to socialize with neighbors, families and friends in celebration of America. 

For those interested in joining the Club and having the chance to experience all the excellent annual Greystone traditions, Sherrye strongly recommends a visit. “When you’re a Member of the Club,” says Sherrye, “you meet people that you may not have met otherwise that live in other areas of Greystone. You all have something in common….you love the Greystone community.”

Greystone’s community also extends to its staff. According to Sherrye, many of the staff members have become friends. “I’ll never forget the sacrifice the employees make each holiday. Their love of service is amazing.”

Greystone’s celebration of Independence Day is offered to residents, Members, and their invited guests. Giving your family life-long memories around all the special events that Greystone offers is one of the biggest pluses of becoming a Member!

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