Tanner Williams Civic & Historical Society Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Tanner Williams Civic & Historical Society presents Tanner Williams Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Tanner Williams School Building.
A chili supper with Christmas goodies is on the menu.
Call 251-645-1196 or 251-649-5166 for details.
Friday, December 5, 6 p.m. is the Semmes Old-Fashioned Christmas at Malone Park in Semmes Heritage Park, 3871 Wulff Road. This annual event, presented in the format of a Town Hall meeting, will feature entertainment by the Mary G. Montgomery Choir Ensemble directed by Julia Malone. Carolyn Owens will serve as commentator.
After the program, which is free and open to the public, guests are invited to walk next door to the historic Semmes Schoolhouse for home made refreshments served by lanp light.
Santa is making his rounds and eating a lot of pancakes and sausage in several different places over the next couple of weeks.
On Saturday, December 6 at 8 a.m., he'll share flapjacks with children and their parents at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Children 12 years old and younger eat free; adults pay $5. Though a photographer will be on hand to take photos for the sponsoring Tillman's Corner Area Chamber of Commerce (to be posted on site www.tillmanscornerchamber.com), parents are invited to bring their own cameras to snap a photo of their youngster with Santa. Call 666-2488 for information.
Satsuma's Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 13, 9 a.m. at Satsuma Community Center. Proceeds from this event will benefit Ronald McDonald House. For information, call Diane Alford, 463-4734.
Santa will also make an appearance at Honor Park during the Semmes Christmas Homes Tour, Saturday, December 13, 3-7 p.m. Look for him around the beautiful new pavilion or among the dozen lighted, decorated Christmas trees. The park is on Wulff Road and is on this year's Tour, which is sponsored by Semmes Woman's Club.
At the Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 West, Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m., Mr. & Miss Country Christmas Costume Pageant will take place, and then at 11 a.m., children can share milk and cookies with Santa. Free arts and crafts and games are planned from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.--all part of Citizens for a Better Grand Bay Children's Fun Day.
And the jolly old man will show up at Dauphin Island's Fort Gaines Historic Site for the 30th Annual Christmas Through the Ages on Saturday, December 6. This old-fashioned, non-commercial Christmas will feature exhibitions, demonstrations and music; tickets are available at the Fort's gift shop.
Many of our towns and communities will have formal Christmas Tree Lightings, complete with programs and refreshments. Some will serve as fundraisers for worthy causes.
The City of Semmes has a brand new 35-foot tree in front of Semmes Public Library at Moffett and McCrary roads. On Saturday, December 6, citizens are invited to a program at 4 p.m. and a lighting around 5 p.m. The program will include a welcome by Mayor Judy Hale and music by Allentown Elementary Choir and Mary G. Montgomery show choir and band. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Brandi Michelsen, project coordinator, at 645-8811.
Tanner Williams Civic & Historical Society presents Tanner Williams’ Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. in the Historic School Building. The celeration will include a chili supper; donations to offset expenses would be appreciated. For more information, call 251-645-1196 or 251-649-5166.
At Dauphin Island, a tree lighting is planned at Water Tower Plaza on Saturday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. Trees lining this Island focal point will be aglow with white lights. The event is an opportunity to sponsor a bulb in honor or in memory of a special friend or loved one. At $10 per sponsorship, it is also a fundraiser to help relocate and re-purpose the Island's Little Red Schoolhouse. Placards listing the names of those recognized or remembered will be displayed near the lighted trees. Contact Mary Scarcliff at Lighthouse Bakery website, Dauphin Island Elementary School or Town Hall for more information.
As part of the Grand Bay Country Christmas on Saturday, December 6, a tree lighting is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the center of town.
Satsuma's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Satsuma Community Development Organization, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. in Baldwin Square. The theme is " . . . better to light one candle" For a $5 donation, one can secure a light in honor or in memory of a loved one. For further information, call Linda Tindle at 675-0426.
Saraland's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by Saraland Civic Forum, will will be Saturday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center on Mae Street. For further information, call 675-4444.
Christmas parades on the horizon include the 34th Annual Dauphin Island Parade on Saturday, December 6, 11 a.m. Council member Mary Strickland will serve as grand marshal, and the parade will include marching bands, colorful floats, classic cars and lots of throws. To participate in or for more information on the parade, call City Hall, 861-5525.
The Satsuma Christmas Parade, sponsored by Satsuma Volunteer Fire Department, is Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m. For information, call Andrea Charlton, 408-7430.
Semmes Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. And the parade at Tillman's Corner will start at 10, after children have Breakfast with Santa at Tillman's Corner Community Center from 8-9 a.m.
The 46th Annual Saraland Christmas Parade, sponsored by Saraland Civic Forum, is Saturday, December 13 at noon. The theme is "An Old-Fashioned Christmas." Call 675-4444 for information.
Chickasaw Christmas Parade is at 3 p.m. December 13, starting at Chickasaw School and running down Highway 43 to the traffic light by Fred's, Rite Aid and BBVC.
Playhouse-in-the-Park will present one public performance of Victor Herbert's classic "Babes in Toyland" on Thursday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street in downtown Mobile. Call 602-0630 for reservations.
A unique red-and-gold Christmas ornament, depicting the Little Red Schoolhouse at Dauphin Island, is for sale at $15 each. Proceeds will support relocation and restoration of the historic school. Call Dauphin Island Town Hall, 861-5525, for details.
Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council Christmas Open House and Silent Auction is Thursday, December 4, 6-9 p.m. at the Gallery, 1008 Alabama Avenue behind City Hall. For details, call 490-0294.
The 26th Annual Dauphin Island Christmas Pageant will be Friday, December 5, 7 p.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church. There are several age categories of "Miss Dauphin Island." Call City Hall, 861-5525 for details and applications.
Citizens for a Better Grand Bay annual Parade of Lights is Saturday, December 6, 7 p.m.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens/Ascension Funerals and Cremations is presenting its 10th Annual Candlelight Memorial at Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 6 p.m., Friday, December 5. The Very Rev. William Saucier from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Chickasaw and Pastor Tony Bland from Harmony Baptist Church in Semmes will handle the spiritual message and music will be provided by Girls of Grace, Susan Williamson and Marla Murrill. At 5 p.m., the road in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens will be be lined with candles. For information, call Tim Creamer, 675-0824.
Semmes Old Fashioned Christmas, an annual event to usher in the Christmas season, is Friday, December 5, 6 p.m. at Semmes Heritage Park. Music will be by Mary G. Montgomery Ensemble Chorus. For further details on this free event, call Carolyn Owens, 649-2184.
Satsuma Community Development Organization will host "Christmas in Satsuma" on Saturday, December 6. SCDO secretary Andrea Charlton said that the day will start with a Reindeer Run at 8 a.m., followed by Arts & Crafts in Baldwin Square and the Christmas Parade at 11 a.m. For information, call Charlton at 408-7430.
On Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the United Methodist Women at Tanner Williams United Methodist Church, 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N. are presenting their Christmas in the Country Bazaar and Seafood Gumbo Dinner. Call Virginia Sanderson at 649-2193 for information.
The 6th Annual Semmes Christmas Tour of Homes and Tasting Tour is Saturday, December 13. For details or tickets, call Chair Diane Moore, 645-9176.
Coming up are a couple of holiday meetings for state, city, county and public board retirees in Mobile County: Wednesday, December 3, 10 a.m. at West Regional Mobile Public Library, 5555 Grelot Road and Monday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. at Saraland Chamber of Commerce, 939 Highway 43 in Saraland. Cazll Sara Phillips, ARSEA/APEAL, 334-834-9116 for information.
Chickasaw Seniors' Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, December 1, 7:30 a.m. at the Civic Center on Grant Street. The Tillman's Corner Area Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, December 3. RSVP at 666-2488.
Pastor James Mercer of Hollinger's Island Baptist Church reports that the offering received at the Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the DIP Ministerial Association service now totals $1,827.82. Additional contributions are being accepted to ensure that the anticipated need of a large number of requests for food and the preparation of Christmas boxes distributed through the ministerial Food Pantry will be met. Non-perishable food items and contributions are accepted at the food pantry which is located at Fulton Road Baptist Church. Call Betty Fowler, 476-2600 for information.
At the Salvation Army Center for Women and Children, volunteers are needed to help with a Christmas party December 18 and to wrap gifts during December.
In addition, donations of seasonal decorations, gift wrapping paper, tape, bows, name tags and decorative paper plates are needed.
Contact Center Director, Trinitius Pickett, 459-6151 to offer aid or donations.
Every year in December, just a few days before Christmas, Sonya Humphries of All God's Children hosts a party for children of the Wilmer/Semmes/Fairview area whose families have fallen on hard times. With the help of dedicated donors and volunteers, and using her own resources, Humphries provides several dozen children with a fun evening that includes Santa and a pack of toys, food, clothing, music and games.
This year's party will be December 22, 6 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. Humphries said that All God's Children, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization, could use donations of new or gently used toys and clothing, sweet treats for the party and canned goods and other non-perishables for families. For more information, call her at 209-9163.
One Meal continues to feed the homeless and working poor in downtown Mobile every Sunday evening at 4; donations and volunteers always needed
As Christmas with its cold winter weather draws near, citizens are encouraged to think about volunteering with or making a donation to One Meal, a small non-profit group that serves an average of 150 meals to the homeless and working poor every Sunday at 4 p.m.
Operating a food line from the parking lot of St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Mobile, Mike McKinley, with the help of volunteers and contributions from individuals, churches, schools, civic clubs, service organizations and businesses, manages to feed a hot nourishing meal to up to 200 hungry people weekly. The mission's needs range from Styrofoam 3-compartment trays and plastic forks to any type of meat to canned vegetables and fresh fruit.
Call McKinley at 379-9014 to find out how to help. In the photo above, McKinley prepares pots of soup to feed to the homeless on a Sunday evening at 4.
For the past three years, Mark Doggett and a handful of friends, family members and co-workers have made it their business to provide nourishing meals and caring to dozens of people, mostly in the Semmes area.
Calling their loose-knit organization "Go FISH--Feed Individuals, Serve Humanity"--Doggett and his group serve "Soup for Seniors on Thursday" to residents of a local apartment complex once a month; deliver meals each Friday night to those who live in an addiction-recovery home; and weekly take food to those at Eagles Landing, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans.
At all of these places, the goal is not simply to provide a meal; the people that Go Fish serve are well cared for and do not go hungry. The aim of the group is to share a smile, engage recipients in conversation, and display a genuine kindness and concern toward those at their destinations.
Doggett came to his decision to "look for those who might welcome a good, hot meal and some conversation" after meeting Mike McKinley of One Meal, a group of volunteers who supply about 125 homeless and working poor with a home-cooked meal each Sunday afternoon in downtown Mobile. That meeting led Doggett to look around his community for those that he might serve.
Now, at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, Doggett makes a big, stainless steel pot of soup or chili; his wife turns out her delicious banana pudding, other Go Fish members make cornbread muffins, potato salad, tea--whatever the group has decided--and they all go to the apartment house where 25 or more seniors are greeted with a smile and a bowl of soup. After each is served, Doggett makes the rounds of the tables and talks a few minutes with each of the occupants; others check on the diners continually to see that they have what they need or want.
The group does pretty much the same thing weekly at the recovery center and the veterans' home.
Doggett said that he and his friends are not special, that they are no different from anyone else. "We are regular neighbors willing to share what we have with others," he said. "There are a lot of needs out there, and I believe that each of us has it in us to reach out and help each other," he continued.
"The beauty of this whole (Go Fish) experience is that we do this because we can, not because we expect anything in return. I believe that interacting with others and enjoying being with them is enough in itself," he said.
Shown in the photo, from left, are Chris Volk, Kim Volk, Misty Pilot, Mark Doggett, Michele Oliver and Lenore Lahti.
Because the upcoming week will be filled with Thanksgiving get-togethers, shopping and football, the following column will call attention to a few of the Christmas events scheduled the next couple of weeks--definite "calendar markers."
The Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board (DIPBB) and Fort Gaines Historic Site are celebrating the 30th Annual "Christmas through the Ages" on Saturday, December 6, at Fort Gaines. In this non-commercial Christmas event, visitors will be able to interact with the soldiers and their families, and children will have the chance to make a seashell ornament and other decorations. Other activities taking place at the Fort include blacksmithing demonstration and live music by the Kracker Dan Band. Fort Gaines is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and general admission rates apply. Tickets are available in the Fort’s gift shop; adults pay $6 and children $4.
Other activities taking place on the Island are the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council Christmas Open House and Silent Auction, Thursday, December 4, 6-9 p.m.; the Dauphin Island Christmas Pageant on Friday, December 5, 7 p.m. and a Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6, 11 a.m.
Satsuma Community Development Organization will host "Christmas in Satsuma" on Saturday, December 6. SCDO secretary Andrea Charlton said that the day will start with a Reindeer Run at 8 a.m., followed by Arts & Crafts in Baldwin Square and the Satsuma Volunteer Fire Department's Christmas Parade at 11 a. m. The community's 24th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. For further information on any of these events, call Charlton at 251-408-7430.
Also in Satsuma, there'll be a special day for children on Saturday, December 13. Breakfast with Santa will be held at Satsuma Community Center with proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House. For information, call Diane Alford, 251-463-4734.
On Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the United Methodist Women at Tanner Williams United Methodist Church will again host their annual Christmas in the Country Bazaar and Seafood Gumbo Dinner. It will be the 30th year they've provided Christmas decorations; home baked cakes and pies; jewelry and scarves; jellies, preserves and pickles for their neighbors and other guests who wait all year for this one big beginning-of-the-holidays event (see al.com link http://s.al.com/OrwXDKb via @aldotcom for story.)
Tanner Williams Civic & Historical Society presents Tanner Williams Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. in the Historical School Building. A chili supper with Christmas goodies is on the menu. Call 251-645-1196 or 251-649-5166 for details.
Coats for Kids will be distributed in Coden on Thursday, December 4, 2-7 p.m.. Call Lori Bosarge, 824-7265, for information or to make a donation.
Semmes Old-Fashioned Christmas is Friday, December 5, 6 p.m. at Semmes Heritage Park, 3871 Wulff Road. The program--a sort of town hall meeting with entertainment, will be held in Malone Chapel. After the program, homemade refreshments will be served next door at the 1902 Historic Semmes Schoolhouse. For information, call Carolyn Owens, 649-2184.
Semmes Christmas Tree Lighting, in front of the Semmes Public Library at Moffett and McCrary roads, is Saturday, December 6. A program takes place at 4 p.m. with the lights on the 35-foot tree being turned on at 5 p.m. Semmes Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m.
` It's time to pick up those advance tickets for the Semmes 2014 Christmas Tour of Homes and Tasting Tour. Tickets, available for a $10 donation, can be picked up at at Semmes Senior Center, T & T Nursery, Ruby Blue and Meggie B's. They are $12 at the door on December 13. Call Diane Moore, 645-9176 for information.
The 46th Annual Saraland Christmas Parade, sponsored by Saraland Civic Forum, is Saturday, December 13 at noon. The theme is "An Old-Fashioned Christmas." The Annual Christmas Tree lighting will also be on December 13, 6:30 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center on Mae Street. For further information, call 675-4444.
Tillman's Corner Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6, 8-9 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The cost is $5 for adults; children 12 and younger eat free. The parade will follow at 10 a.m. Call Tina Poiroux, 666-2488 for information on these activities and on the "Wreaths for Charity" project.
For events in the immediate future: On Sunday, November 23, 6 p.m., the Community Thanksgiving Service of DIP Ministerial Association will be hosted by South Brookley UMC. For information, contact JD Landis, 251-648-1027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government Street Presbyterian Church and Spring Hill College will present a concert of "Music of the Holidays From the Valley to the Hill." Featured will be the Greater Mobile Bay Area Chorale Society and the Spring Hill College Chorale. The concert will take place at Government Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Government Street on Sunday, November 23, 4 p.m. and at St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College on Monday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Terry D. Maddox at 434-0325 or email@example.com for further information.
Port City Craftsmen annual arts and crafts show continues Sunday, November 23, 11 a.m. at Abba Shrine Auditorium. This event always features beautiful, high-quality, handmade crafts and artwork and, this year, there are 95-100 artisans showing their works. For information, call Kendra Bennett, 508-1210.
And for one Christmas event coming up closer to the holiday: All God's Children Christmas Party is Saturday, December 22, 6 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. Director Sonya Humphries said that donations of gently used or new toys are needed, as well as clothing for children and adults. Food, such as sweet treats, would also be appreciated. To find out more specifics, call Humphries at 209-9163.
Port City Craftsmen show traditionally showcases such high quality crafts as Sylvia Burkett's hand knitted garments. The show at Abba Shrine Auditorium continues through Sunday, November 23
At the annual Port City Craftsmen winter arts and crafts show at Abba Shrine Auditorium November 21-23, Sylvia Burkett is displaying her extremely beautiful knitted garments. Be sure to check out the full length, off-white lady's coat, as well as the precious baby items.
Jane Leonard from Ocean Springs is displaying her Barbie and American Girl clothes at Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show November 21-23
Jane Leonard from Ocean Springs makes doll clothes, specifically for Barbie and American Girl dolls. Jane is displaying these and other crafts at Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show this weekend, November 22-23.
Elizabeth Betts of Theodore is an exhibitor in Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts show Nov. 21-23 at Abba Shrine Auditorium
Elizabeth Betts, a member of Port City Craftsmen and an exhibitor at the show at Abba Shrine Auditorium this weekend, November 22-23, makes children's clothes, little dresses like the one shown in the photo and cute JohnJohn's.
She also makes her own line of face and body soap, sometimes wrapping the bars in Alabama or Auburn coverings.
Port City Craftsmen give away door prizes about once an hour throughout their 3-day shows, generally crafts donated by exhibitors. But on Sunday, November 23, they will give two very special prizes--a 39" Samsung television and a $200 gift card to Toys R Us.
There is a "catch" however: You have to attend Sunday's show to be eligible. You don't have to be present to win, but you have to have a Sunday ticket in the pot.
Do try to attend this wonderful decades-old show and pick up a few unique Christmas gifts or home decor items.
Joe Dingler shows elaborate bird feeders and 5-unit birdhouse condos--and carpenter bee traps--at Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 21-23
Joe Dingler of "J&S Creature Comforts: Woodworking Creations for Animals" makes "Cedar Octagon Bird Feeders" and "5-Unit Birdhouse Condos in Cedar or Cypress." And those structures alone are worth checking him out at Port City Craftsmen Arts and Crafts Show, November 21-23, Abba Shrine Auditorium. But to really appreciate his art, a visitor has to let Mr. Dingler show--and explain--his carpenter bee trap, which he also sells. Very interesting.
Coats for Kids collection point is at Port City Craftsmen Show, Abba Shrine Auditorium, November 21-23
In the lobby of the Abba Shrine Auditorium, where the Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show is going on November 21-23, stands a tall box covered in red foil Christmas paper.
The poster on the front reads "Coats for Kids." And inside the hall, in a corner space surrounded by 100 booths of beautiful handmade arts and crafts, a visitor can find Lori Bosarge of Coden, chair of the Coats for Kids project.
Bosarge is gathering new and gently used coats, sweaters, and jackets for children whose parents cannot afford those items--and at this time of year, it gets pretty cold for a youngster waiting on a school buss.
If you attend the show and have in your closet a sweater or windbreaker you no longer need, consider dropping it in that barrel for Bosarge to distribute to a family December 4th.
Debi Huffman turns glass bowls, china plates, fruit jars and biddy feeders into one-of-a-kind bird feeders; see her at Port City Craftsmen Show Nov. 21-23
Debi Huffman of Grand Bay takes yard sale or Goodwill glass bowls, a pint jar, a biddy feeder and a china plate and turns them into reasonably priced and quite pretty bird feeders.
Huffman is showing her wares at Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show November 21-23. The event takes place at Abba Shrine Auditorium on Hitt Road.
Among the nearly 100 booths, visitors can find such treasures as hand knitted baby and adult clothes, candles, china painting, doll clothes, chain maille jewelry, soaps, lotions, quilts, pottery, Christmas clothing and wreaths, bird houses, fine art, jewelry, photography, dolls and stuffed animals, embroidery, wood toys, children's literature, leather products--truly something for everyone.
Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show, November 21-23, features craftsmen such as Barry Nowlin of Summerdale
A large variety of handmade crafts and paintings are on exhibit and for sale at Port City Craftsmen show at Abba Shrine Auditorium on Hitt Road in west Mobile.
Barry Nowlin of Summerdale displays pens made from deer antlers and beautiful (and functional) hand-turned wooden pepper mills.
The show continues through Sunday, November 23.
Charlotte Turner of Grand Bay is one of almost 100 arts & crafts vendors at Port City Craftsmen Show, Abba Shrine Auditorium, November 21-23, 2014
Charlotte Turner of Grand Bay shows her stuffed animals at Port City Craftsmen Show November 21. Turner makes bears, rabbits and other stuffed toys by repurposing chenille bedspreads and bathrobes.
Visitors will want to return every day of the show to find gifts for friends and family or decorative items for their own home.
The event continues at Abba Shrine Auditorium through Sunday, November 23.
Port City Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show continues at Abba Shrine Auditorium through Sunday, November 23
At the Port City Craftsmen arts and crafts show on Friday, November 21, 3 sisters found the dolls at Nelda Stanley's booth irresistible. Pictured with Stanley are the Hicks siblings, at left is Natalia, 6; in front is Ellie, 2 and behind her is LeighAnn, 8.The show at Abba Shrine Auditorium continues through Sunday, November 23.
Saraland senior citizens had "Coffee (and doughnuts) with the Mayor" on Wednesday, November 19. Mayor Howard Rubenstein holds a monthly meeting at the Senior Center to discuss updates on events and conditions in the city with the seniors and to hear and address their concerns.
Present at the November Coffee and pictured above are, front row, from left, Don Arnett, Joyce Bush, Clarice Feagin, Mayor Rubenstein, Eleanor Schmitz, Joyce Stacey and Lamar Davidson. In the back row are City Council member Newton Cromer, USA medical student Caitlyn Brown, Capsie Courtney, Faye Jones and Linda Williams.
The next Coffee with the Mayor will be the third Wednesday in December at 9 a.m.
In other Saraland senior news, a trip to the Port City Craftsmen show at Abba Shrine Auditorium is planned for November 21 and a Birthday Bash is scheduled November 24, 12:30 p.m.
Randy Prewitt is one of approximately 100 arts and crafts vendors to show in Port City Craftsmen show November 21-23
Randy Prewitt of "Say it With a Stamp" is one of nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors who will show their wares at Port City Craftsmen Show at Abba Shrine Auditorium November 21-23. For complete news on the show, see story below.
As a retired high school counselor, Linda DeWitt Robbins has a natural love for students, which is evident in the way she uses much of her time. She is president of the Satsuma City School Board of Education, and it's a job--a volunteer job--that she treasures. "I want to be part of making this the best school system in the state," she said.
With a special concern for teens, Robbins is involved in programs geared toward making their lives better. For example, she's on the board of Crittenton Youth Services, which, she said, "encourages young people to make wise choices in life." She also serves on a couple of scholarship committees in north Mobile County, rewarding those worthy students who desire higher education.
Robbins is an active worker in the community, as well: She's a member of the Satsuma Public Library Foundation, North Mobile Garden Society, Mobile County Municipal Association and Satsuma Lions Club.
"I love this community," Robbins said of Satsuma. "It's like being a part of one big, close-knit family."