3rd Annual "Drive Away Homelessness" Golf Tournament to benefit McKemie Place is Friday, August 14, 2015
The 3rd Annual "Drive Away Homelessness" Golf Tournament to benefit McKemie Place is Friday, August 14 at Spring Hill College Golf Course. Shotgun start is at noon; lunch is served starting at 11 a.m.
The tournament is presented by Hancock Bank and Nike Golf. Hole sponsorship is $1,000; team cost--$$750. For registration and sponsorship information, contact Garrett Rice at email@example.com or 251-509-5752,
McKemie Place is this region's only shelter for single, homeless women. To learn more about the facility and how to volunteer or organize a fundraiser for McKemie Place, call 251-432-1122.
Marc-Art 2015 is Thursday, August 6, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. This event is a unique exhibition and sale of art work by Mobile Arc (MARC) art program participants, as well as pieces they created in collaboration with volunteer community artists.
The evening will include music by Eric Erdman and catering by Chef Rob.
Tickets are $25 per person, available by calling Suzanne Dennis, 479-7409 ext. 623. Proceeds from Marc-Art will benefit the Mobile Arc art education program for people with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses.
For more information on Marc-Art 2015, contact Amy Odom, Public Relations and Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-665-9646.
Alice Gallagher is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer who is filling the position of Community Gardens and Outreach Activities Coordinator at Bay Area Food Bank for the next year.
Gallagher grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, but lived in Syracuse, New York before coming to Mobile with VISTA. She said she'd actually planned to join the Peace Corps after finishing college, but had trouble getting her transcripts in time.
"I was devastated," she said. "I was having a difficult time finding long-term employment within the environmental/food justice fields," she said. She taught middle school students for a year and learned that she loved to teach. But, she said, experimental, outdoor spaces cultivate a unique and powerful learning envirioment that is difficult to replicate within traditional classroom settings. And that was an experience she felt she could get with the VISTA community gardens program.
Bay Area Food Bank, Gallagher explained, has partnered with Mobile Urban Growers (MUG--https://www.facebook.com/MobileUrbanGrowers) and oversees community gardens throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties.
"At the Food Bank, my focus on gardening surrounds leading volunteer groups and establishing school gardens," Alice Gallagher said. "I believe that gardens, especially school gardens, provide an inherently interdisciplinary space for learning--the focus does not always have to be science-related."
Among the dozen or so Mobile area gardens at this time are the Bay Area Food Bank Community Garden, Central Presbyterian Church Community Garden, Light of the Village Community Garden, Victory Teaching Farm and Providence Hospital Community Garden.
As to the outreach aspect of her work, Gallagher said, "I'm still figuring out my role," but the Food Bank's expectations for her "center on volunteer recruitment, retention and satisfaction. I give volunteers a run-down of how the Food Bank works, provide a tour of our facilities and (explain) how their volunteer role is important and necessary."
Gallagher receives a small stipend for living expenses, but her work, about 35 hours per week, is considered volunteer hours. She is not sure whether she will stay in Mobile when her year with VISTA is over; that's sort of a wait-and-see proposition. However, she said, "I know that I will continue to volunteer beyond my year of service."
New Exhibit at the Semmesonian Gallery at Semmes Public Library, 9150 Moffett Road; Artists' Reception is August 4th
The works of Gail Bramer, Phillippe and Cynthia Oszuscik. Mary Rodning, Lynda Smith Touart, Jeanette Byrd, Betty Barnes, Julie Baker and Jaime Lee will hang in Semmesonian Gallery, the art space at the Semmes branch of the Mobile Public Library, through September.
An artists' reception will be held at the library on Tuesday, August 4, 5:30-7 p.m. The public is invited to stop by, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as they admire the works of these talented individuals.
Artist Mary Rodning is one of several in the new exhibit at the Semmesonian Gallery; Artists' reception is August 4th
One of the artists whose works will hang at the Semmesonian Gallery through September is Mary Rodning. Artists' Reception is Tuesday, August 4, 5:30-7 p.m. at Semmes Public Library
"Mary Poppins" continues its run at Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Drive in Mobile. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15, and for students and seniors, tickets are $12 each. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations. For more information, see www.playhouseinthepark.org.
The play is based on the book by P. L. Travers and the movie produced by Disney studios. Danny Mollise is director of the Playhouse production.
Mary is a super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children. She proceeds to put things right in the household with the aid of her extraordinary magical powers, and in the photo above, she reminds the children that "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.".
The role of Mary Poppins is double-cast with Lydia Henry and Isabelle Rutens in the part. Chimney sweep Bert is played by Jackson Gardner. The Banks family are portrayed by Frank Deming and Payton Brook Fulford as parents George and Winifred Banks, Bella Heyer as Jane and Evie Frey/Emily Dickson as Michael.
Time to secure spots in the SNAP (Special Needs Athletes' Program) bowling league, which begins August 29 at Skyline Lanes in Mobile
The SNAP (Special Needs Athletes' Program) bowling season begins Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-noon at Skyline Lanes, 4120 Government Boulevard, Mobile. The first session will run through November 21. The leaguewill pick back up January 9, 2016 and end March 26.
Joe Marshall of the SNAP league said that the cost to participate will remain the same as last year: $6 per bowler, present or absent. All teams (four bowlers) must have at least one adult partner. In addition, one partner for each athlete is required to participate in the Special Olympics qualifying tournament to be held in October.
Marshall asks that those planning to participate notify league organizers as soon as possible at 251-366-9978 or 228-990-2374. For further information, call either of these numbers or contact Marshall at email@example.com.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce collecting school supplies for students in need in Tillman's Corner area
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is collecting basic school supplies for children in need in the Tillman's Corner area. Supplies can be dropped off at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery Administration Office or the Tillman's Corner Community Center or they can be brought to the Chamber Business Luncheon on Wednesday, August 5 at noon. For information, call 666-2488.
Joe Sheffield is featured artist at Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Last Friday Art Night, July 31, 6-8 p.m.
Don't miss Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Center Last Friday Art Night July 31, 6-8 p.m. at the new location, 918 Bienville Boulevard (diagonally across from the water tower.)
Guests can shop for local art, enjoy food and wine, browse the Heritage Gallery and feel like a local. There is no admission charge; however, a donation of $5 is requested to help cover expenses.
The talented Joe Sheffield will be the featured artist at the Gallery during August. His exhibit will open with an artists' reception during Last Friday Art Night. Those attending can also see art demonstrations by Sheffield.
A special musical guest will be entertaining visitors. Katie Belle, singer/songwriter from Atlanta/Nashville area will be on hand to share her music.
Last Friday Art Night is sponsored by Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, Inc. For information, call 861-3300, or see www.DauphinIslandArts.com/
Katie Belle, singer/songwriter, will entertain at Dauphin Island Last Friday Art Night, July 31, 6-8 p.m.
Special musical guest will be entertaining visitors to Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Gallery's Last Friday Art Night, July 31, 6-8 p.m., 918 Bienville Boulevard. Katie Belle, singer/songwriter from Atlanta/Nashville area will be on hand to share her music.
Soldier from Satsuma/Saraland on second tour of duty to Middle East would appreciate care packages or cards from home occasionally
Diane Alford of Satsuma reports that Cpl. Hudson Wilson, who grew up in Saraland and Satsuma, left on Monday, July 27 for his second deployment to the Middle East. Cpl. Wilson, Alford said, would love to receive a "care package" from home. Others in his unit may also like to receive packages and cards occasionally.
Alford will be mailing a package to Wilson in the coming months, and should others like to contribute to the bundle she's sending or prefer to send one of their own, she can be contacted at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to share particulars. "We need to support our soldiers. It's the least we can do," Alford said.
Sponsored by Gulf Coast Opry and Creola Community Development Group, "Help Kids Succeed" is an effort to do just that--help students succeed in school by donating basic supplies needed for the coming school year.
Such items as rulers, pencils, paper, notebooks and more will be accepted from July 29 through August 29 at Gulf Coast Opry, 5104 Highway 43, Satsuma and at Creola Police & Fire and Creola City Hall, 190 Dead Lake Road, Creola.
For more information, call Linda Walker, 251-675-5674 or Venus Davis, 251-599-0467.
The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society at Government Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Government Street, will begin its 18th concert season on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. with a pot-luck dinner social followed by rehearsal at 7:15 p.m.
Interested singers are invited to contact Terry D. Maddox, M.M. at 251 434-9325 or at email@example.com for an audition prior to August 25 or plan to attend the first rehearsal and the general auditions that will follow on that evening.
The Choral Society is an active, multi-cultural, multi-racial and intergenerational choral body that enjoys preparing and presenting a wide variety of choral literature. Additionally, plans are being made for a “Choral Trip with Friends” to Israel in the near future. For further information, call the above number.
Founder’s Day is August 6 at Bellingrath Gardens and Home; Admission is free to residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties
Below is information on Founder's Day at Bellingrath and an invitation to Mobile and Baldwin County residents to enjoy a day at the Gardens, free of charge. Information provided by Sally Ericson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will continue a longstanding tradition to celebrate the legacy of founder Walter D. Bellingrath by offering free Gardens admission to local residents on his birthday, Aug. 6.
“Over 80 years ago, Walter Bellingrath opened the Gardens to the citizens of Mobile,” said Dr. William E. Barrick, Executive Director of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. “To honor his birthday, we are offering free admission to the citizens of Mobile and Baldwin counties. Even though we are in the heat of summer, his Gardens are lush and full of color.”
Born in Atlanta on Aug. 6, 1869, Mr. Bellingrath was Mobile's first Coca-Cola bottler. He and his wife, Bessie, developed Bellingrath Gardens from a former fishing camp on the Fowl River, which they purchased in 1917. The Bellingraths opened the Gardens to the public for the first time on April 7, 1932.
The Founder’s Day tradition dates to 1949, when “Mr. Bell,” as he was affectionately known to his employees, placed an open invitation in the Mobile Press, asking his fellow Gulf Coast residents to come to the Gardens to help him celebrate his 80th birthday. Aug. 6, 1949, was also declared “Walter Bellingrath Day” in Mobile.
“It is an enjoyable and sincere privilege for me to invite the people of Mobile and adjacent communities to be my guests at Bellingrath Gardens this Sunday in observance of my 80th birthday,” he wrote.
“Those few of you who have felt the satisfaction of celebrating an 80th birthday with friends and neighbors will understand the gratification which I shall enjoy in having you visit the Gardens and join in observing the occasion with me.
“The Gardens now provide a cool, shady haven of natural beauty and their general Summer loveliness will provide a pleasant setting for the party. I sincerely hope that you and your family will honor me with your presence.
“Cordially, Walter D. Bellingrath.”
Mr. Bellingrath died in 1955 at the age of 86.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is operated by the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the 65-acre garden and estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251.973.2217.
Mike McKinley of One Meal for the homeless and working poor is asking for donations of chickens, parts or whole, during the month of August
Mike McKinley of Satsuma, coordinator of One Meal for the homeless and working poor, is asking for donations of chickens during the month of August. Any cut or even whole chickens will do. Contact McKinley at 379-9014 to make a donation. Checks can be made to One Meal and mailed to 108 Joginell Cir N, Satsuma, Al. 36572.
Since I haven't written about One Meal lately, I've quoted below, in part, an article I wrote for Mobile Press Register in 2013. It tells a bit about the ministry and the McKinley's faith and commitment to keeping it going.
"One Meal, which founder Mike McKinley describes as 'a street-level ministry,' operates a food line from the parking lot of St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Mobile.
"With the help of volunteers and contributions from individuals, churches, schools, civic clubs, service organizations and businesses (including restaurants), the small non-profit serves on average of 150 — and often as high as 200 — meals to the homeless and working poor every Sunday at 4 p.m.
"One Meal began in May 2009, operating from the Satsuma home of McKinley, his wife Lori and their daughters, Marina and Michaela.
“'We started in Bienville Square with just a dozen sandwiches, a case of water and a box of chips,' McKinley said. And they’ve never missed a single Sunday since, despite having had to change locations several times, despite rain or cold or sweltering heat, despite the doubt sometimes whether there’d be enough food (there always has been).
“'All this has been made possible by the help of community members and from folks afar, even as far away as Evergreen Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama,' McKinley said.
"He hesitates to mention benefactors and volunteers by name, though, for fear of leaving out anyone. But, he said, 'I am glad that our God knows who has helped us and (know that) He will bless them for doing so.'
"One Meal is based on an 'open-door policy' that provides for anyone or any group who feels a call to help an avenue for their kindness and generosity. The open door extends to the receivers, as well as to the givers, following one guide only, that “If you are hungry, get in line,” McKinley said. some recipients also offer help, arriving early to set up tables, distributing food during the meal and helping clean up the area afterward."
For those of a mind to make a donation or volunteer to help serve the Sunday afternoon meal--Mike McKinley has a full-time job--give Mike a call: 379-9014.
Holly Reynolds of Satsuma City Schools joined Paul Benton and Susan Arnette of Baldwin County at SPACE CAMP this summer
Holly Reynolds of Satsuma City Schools, along with Paul Benton of Bay Minette and Susan Arnette of Perdido, Alabama, recently attended SPACE CAMP® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.
The educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.
Reynolds, Benton and Arnette were part of the Space Academy for Educators Program, which is designed for teachers who want to advance education in the STEM fields. They experienced astronaut simulators and took a virtual tour into space to save the International Space Station.
Trainees also followed lesson plans based on NASA content (which is correlated to the National Science Education Standards) and received content and knowledge to pass on to their students in the classroom. Educators earn 45 hours of continuing education credit and can potentially earn graduate credit through the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
To find out how to train like an astronaut, visit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-63 SPACE.
"It's crunch time for registration" for 2nd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament, said Chamber of Commerce President Dena Pigg
Dena Pigg, president of Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce, said that 200 anglers are expected to compete in the 2nd Annual Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 1 at the BLB City Docks. . For registration, visit http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/page/Register.
Complete details on the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic including tournament rules and regulations may be found at http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org,
"The weather is looking great" for the tournament, Pigg said. And the stakes are high for fishermen and women. Everyone who enters a legal fish will be eligible to win one of two kayaks. For the adult competitors, the prize is a Jackson Cuda 14 and for the junior winner, a Pelican Apex 10.
There's great fun for non-competitors, as well, The band Physical Therapy will play from noon until 4 p.m. "It's free to come by and visit our vendors, eat some great food, listen to the band under the tent and watch us weigh in some great big fish" beginning at 10 a.m., Pigg said.
Vendors scheduled to show and sell their wares or dispense information will be Sweet Tea Boutique, Hittin' Bottom, Mostellar Medical, Horizon Shipbuilding, Anzetta's Jewelry, Daphne's Tupperware, Von's Catering, J and J Cool Treats, Greer's and the Mobile Bay Fishing Kayak Association.
The scales at City Docks will close at 3 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. with Chasity Byrd from Channel 10 and the Seafood Queens giving away the awards.
For more information, call the Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce at 824-4088.
Our Sisters' Closet is holding its Cheap Chic Moving Sale on Thursday, July 30, 1-6 p.m.; Friday, July 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The sale will feature Summer and Fall clothing and will be held at 1413 Old Shell Road in the Seton Center of St. Mary Catholic Church. Sale organizers suggest that customers park at the Sisters of Mercy building and St. Mary School, then cross the corner of Old Shell Road and Lafayette Street to the Seton Center.
The sale will consist of Summer outfits for the last two months of heat and then transitional separates, suits and shoes for Fall--all at great prices. (Remember, Our Sisters' Closet accepts only checks and cash in order to keep prices low.)
The mission of Our Sisters' Closet is to improve the self-confidence and job opportunities of disadvantaged and in-crisis women by providing free interview and workplace clothing and job search and workplace competencies to women, men and teens.
For more information, call Terri Kearns, 423-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Center's Last Friday Art Night is July 31, 6-8 p.m. at the new location, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Visitors are invited to "come shop for local art; enjoy music, food and becerages; and browse photos and memorabilia of Old Dauphin Island."
Joe Sheffield will be the featured artist at the Gallery during August; his exhibit will open with an artists's reception during Last Friday Art Night July 31.
The works of several new artists have been added to Dauphin Island Gallery. Included are Earle Connell of Dauphin Island, pottery and metal art; Nancy Connell, Dauphin Island, pottery; Doretha Holbert, Dauphin Island, acrylic; Suzanne Hoffman, south Mobile County, watercolors, pen/ink and graphite; MonnaRay Bauer, Bayou La Batre, watercolor and mixed media; Phyllis Henson, Mobile, watercolor and graphite and Richard Dollison, Mobile, photography.
"We appreciate the wonderful talent and variety of art these artists bring to the Gallery," said Kathryn Carver of DIHAC. Artists residing in the south Mobile County/Mobile area who are interested in having their art in the Gallery should contact Carver at DauphinIslandArts@gmail.com or 251-490-0294. "We especially need glass art at this time," she said. In that category are stained glass, blown glass and/or fused/slumped glass, she said.
The Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. For information on the Gallery, call 861-3300.
"Cheers to Children" Charity Auction to benefit the Child Advocacy Center is tonight, Monday, July 27, 6-8:30 p.m. at Cafe 615. Tickets are $35 each at Cafe 615 or the CAC. Call 432-1101 for more information.
Volunteers of America Southeast is collecting backpacks and school supplies for Operation Backpack through July. Rally your office staff, civic organization or Sunday school class to gather basic school supplies for children in need. VOASE will deliver filled backpacks to Mobile County Department of Human Resources to be distributed. Call Janet Hyde, VOASE, at 338-1294 for information. A list of needed supplies can be found in an earlier post on this blog.
Wonderful Wednesday at Bellingrath Gardens & Home on July 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. features a lecture and book-signing by Scott Ogden, author, horticulturist and garden designer. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 973-2217.
Mobile Country Music Association's Building Fund Benefit is Saturday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Among others on the schedule is Bo Grant of The Platters recording group. Call Marshall Fillingim, 457-0762, or Carolyn Cain, 455-6748 for information.
Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Center's Last Friday Art Night is July 31, 6-8 p.m.at the new location, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Call 490-0294 for more details.
The Battle of Mobile Bay Commemorative Day at Fort Gaines Historic Site is Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information on this annual event, see Fortgaines@dauphinisland.org or www.facebook.com/dipbb.
Playhouse in the Park presents "Mary Poppins" Thursday-Saturday, July 31 and August 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 p.m. Call 602-0630 for reservations.
The 2nd Annual Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament in Bayou La Batre is Saturday, August 1, beginning at 6 a.m. For more information, call the Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce, 824-4088.
The Dauphin Island West End Beach movies July 30 and July 31 are "Teen Beach Movie" on Thursday and "Maleficent" on Friday. The films begin at dark.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Discovery Hall "Survivor" camp for 9-11 year olds is July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Campers will learn about various fishing methods and put each to use. An inside look at the catch-of-the-day with an instructor-led dissection is sure to be an interesting part of this program. Call 861-2141 for reservations or more information.
The Senior Dance at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, is July 30, 7-10 p.m. Music is by County Line Band of Mobile; call Dumas McLaney, 661-5827 for information.
Coming up in the next couple of weeks are the following fun and fundraiser events:
* Via! Center's Cool White Linen Night is Thursday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Country Club of Mobile. Call Barbara Estes, 470-5229 or email email@example.com for details.
* Marc-Art 2015, a benefit for the Mobile Arc art program for people with developmental disabilities, is Thursday, August 6, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Call Suzanne Dennis, 479-7409 ext. 623 for tickets.
* Joe Jefferson Players' "Avenue Q" opens Friday, August 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets may be ordered through www.vendini.com. For information, call 471-1534.
* Noah's Animal Refuge Fish Fry fundraiser is Saturday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. at DJ's Grocery, 11600 Moffett Road in Wilmer.
* An Open House at Kirk House & Gardens will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kirk House is at 11525 Highway 43 N, Axis. See unusual plants and the exceptional ceramic art work by Mary Kirk Kelly.
* McKemie Place 3rd annual golf tournament fundraiser, "Drive Away Homelessness" is scheduled for August 14 at Spring Hill Golf Course. Call 432-1122 for information.
"Run to Win," an evening of support for Mission of Hope Ministries, Inc. is Saturday, August 15, 7 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. Alicia Williamson Gacia is emcee; keynote speaker is former University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings. Call Tara Hannah, 214-3778 regarding tickets or to make a donation for the silent auction that will precede the dinner.
In the Good News/Great Job Department are the following events and activities:
* Sally Ericson. Public Relations for Bellingrath Gardens & Home, reported that the July 22 Kids' Gulf Discovery Day was a huge success, bringing in more than 200 people "even in the heat wave," Ericson said. The 4 Fowl River cruises were nearly all completely sold out, and the environmental groups had "some really neat displays, and several groups had live animals--birds, turtles, snakes," she said. In fact, the Wonderful Wednesday series has been extremely popular this summer; the last one is July 29 with author Scott Ogden telling visitors how to create a Moonlit Garden. Call 973-2217 for more information.
* Good news from Mike McKinley, coordinator of One Meal for the homeless, hungry and working poor in downtown Mobile: CocaCola has generously offered to furnish bottled water for the rest of the summer. To volunteer or to make a donation to help One Meal feed 125-200 people every Sunday afternoon, call McKinley at 379-9014.
* More than 100 people participated in the Fifty Plus Club's Bingo fundraiser Sunday afternoon, July 26--it was a very successful event, according to spokesman T. Ray Aspinwall. This club's membership comes from all over the county; call Aspinwall at 423-2350 for information on how to join.
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce recently received a Good Roots Grant of $1,000 from Alabama Power Company. The Chamber will use the funds to improve the gateway to the community by planting trees and shrubbery around the Tillman's Corner Welcome sign on Highway 90.
* The 2nd Annual "Kids' Day" at Tillman's Corner Community Center brought in hundreds of children and parents to enjoy all the activities and to receive pertinent information--another very successful event.