Projects underway for the City of Evergreen include the Evergreen-Conecuh County Public Library Expansion Project; the Middleton Field Airport Runway Extension Project; the Downtown Sidewalks Project and the I-65 Exit # 96 Landscaping Project.
Chamber of Commerce announces plans to hold their annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 28th, 2008 at Hillcrest High School Cafétorium with State Treasurer, Kay Ivey as the guest speaker.
The Chamber also announced plans to hold an Easter Egg Hunt at the Evergreen Municipal Park, on Brooklyn Road, 22nd March 2008 at 2 PM. There will be prizes awarded for each age group participating, and the Easter Bunny will possibly be making an appearance during the hunt. This is a county-wide event, with children from 0 to 12 years old invited to participate.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host ServSafe Training in Evergreen March 25-26, 2008. For more information or to register online with a credit card, visit http://www.aces.edu/dept/family/foodsafe/
The Capital City Wanderers Walking Club is sponsoring a volksmarch event on Presidents’ Day Weekend—Friday, Feb. 15th thru Sunday, Feb. 17th. The event will consist of volksmarches in Conecuh, Escambia, Crenshaw, Pike and Geneva Counties. The Conecuh County route starts at the Historical L & N Depot in Evergreen, and passes historic homes, churches and a cemetery. For more information, visit www.walkalabama.org
The City of Evergreen had a very successful Fall Calendar of events, as in October 2007, the Annual Sausage Festival was held in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fly-In as well as a community-wide youth rally with the Christian music group known as Big Daddy Weave presented in concert on the grounds of the Evergreen Baptist Church. Historic Downtown Evergreen was a bee-hive of activity with booths filled with arts, crafts, food vendors, public and private organizations, high school bands, cloggers, kids and talent show contestants, with the hum of airplanes, both modern and vintage, in the skies overhead during the weekend.
Other events going on this past fall included the
- “Paint the Town Pink” campaign for breast cancer awareness, with a walk through downtown with about 200 people participating in the walk.
- A city wide Trick or Treating Festival was held in downtown Evergreen, with merchants providing safe trick or treating for youngsters, a costume contest, and other goodies for children all ages.
- The Southeastern Bow Hunters’ Classic was ongoing during the weekend of November 3rd, 2008. There were several folks participating for prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes of the Evergreen Church of Christ.
- Thanksgiving in Conecuh, one of the most community minded projects in our community, celebrated its’ ninth year in preparing meals for those less fortunate in Conecuh County. Over 383 plates were delivered to citizens by Volunteer Fire Department Volunteers, Conecuh Mens’ Club, churches and various organizational volunteers. Funding for this worthwhile endeavor comes from businesses, churches, and individuals.
Evergreen celebrated the Christmas season with
- Tree-lighting ceremonies and a parade theme of “A Safari Christmas” with entertainment by the area schools and choirs.
- The Conecuh Womens’ League donated hanging baskets to the City of Evergreen, and all throughout the late summer, fall and winter, we’ve all enjoyed the blooming baskets of vines, and flowers in the downtown business district as well as down US 31 South.
- The Christmas decorations went up, and this year, additional decorations decorated Exit #96 at the I-65 Interchange along the fast food establishments, and the entrance to Reid State Community College.
- A Workforce Development Training Program got underway at Reid State; http://www.rstc.cc.al.us/ as well as the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority members took a field trip to North Alabama to collect ideas and tips for economic development in our communities.
- Evergreen Medical Center announced that it had received a $15K Grant from Cardinal Health Foundation to deepen their commitment and ability to implement IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) initiatives aimed at protecting their patients. The EMC is also participating with their Wellness Center in the “Scale-Back Alabama” program, partnering with the Alabama Dept. of Public Health and the citizens in a 10 week weight loss program. http://www.evergreenmedical.org/