Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update
September 30, 2021
Thank You, Keep The Shoals Beautiful, Keep The TN River Beautiful & MSNHA, for Keeping Our River Clean!
On Saturday, volunteers from groups across the Shoals participated in Tennessee River Litter Tournament working together to clean up both sides of our beautiful river. The educational and active cleanup was a huge success with 84 volunteers collecting 160 bags of litter from the Tennessee River at Riverfront and McFarland Parks. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and partners!
CASH Prize Raffle and MVP Winners:
MVP Awards: Nikki Dozier (Sheffield Key Club), and Heather Anderson (New Beginnings)
Constellium Recycle Award Winners: Thomas Anderson and Kaylee & Emily Johnson.
The GRAND $500 PRIZE Winner, Betty McCutcheon!
Paw-loween, Saturday, October 30, 10 am - Noon
VALERIE S. GOODWIN: MAPPING THE STORY OF COTTON IN THE DEEP SOUTH
Florence Arts and Museums is proud to host architect and artist Valerie S. Goodwin on October 7th. Valerie was commissioned to create a textile art map for the slavery and cotton exhibit at Pope’s Tavern with a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and support from the Kennedy-Douglass Volunteers.
Valerie will discuss her process of creating the textile art map at the Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts at 5:30pm on October 7. After the discussion, participants will walk one block to the exhibit building at Pope’s Tavern for the unveiling of the piece and the opening of the slavery and cotton exhibit at 6:30pm. There will be a small reception in the yard at Pope’s Tavern featuring food by Soul Wingery and Records. For more information...
Pumpkin Drop, Friday, October 1
FLORENCE ARTS AND MUSEUMS SPEAKER SERIES
The Florence Arts and Museums Speaker Series is a monthly program meant to inspire thoughtful conversations about the history and culture of North Alabama, with a focus on how the past shapes the present. Each program will be held at the Florence Indian Mound Museum at 2pm. For more information...
October 31: Jordan Collier, “The Civil War in the Shoals and North Alabama.”
November 28: Nita Flanagan, “The impact of the Trail of Tears on Tribal Identity for the Cherokee”
December 19: Kurt Vetters, “Confederate Winter and Freedom Spring.”
January 30: Scott Shaw, “Cave Archaeology”
February 27: Hannah Garmon, “Historic Preservation in Alabama.”
March 27: Anita Cobb, “The Black History – Eastside of Florence During the Mid 1900’s
April 24: Marie Taylor, “The Cherokee Missionary School on Chickamauga Creek: Exploring the History of Indigenous Missions in the Tennessee River Valley.”
FLORENCE UNIVERSTIY FOR WOMEN
--Billy Warren, City Historian
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