Mayor Andy Betterton
December 1, 2022
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022: Holiday Lineup
5:00 PM 'Every Light A Prayer for Peace' at Pope’s Tavern Museum
The Florence Garden Club and the Florence Department of Arts and Museums will host the annual 'Every Light a Prayer for Peace' program at Pope’s Tavern Museum.
5:30 - 8:00 PM First Fridays on Court Street
Florence celebrates its 16th year as an arts and crafts makers market that occurs on the First Friday in Historic Downtown Florence, Alabama. Vendors are set up on Court Street to sell their handmade merchandise!
6:00 PM Festival of Lights in Wilson Park
Mayor Betterton and Florence Council Members, along with the Forest Hills Show Choir, will count down to the lighting of Wilson Park!
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
DEC 2 at 7 PM – FLOWERS HALL
-Martin and Susan Abroms
-Bill and Kelley Lyons
The breathtaking, gravity-defying artists of Cirque de la Symphonie return to Flowers Hall of the UNA campus for a performance of high-flying excitement and incredible music. Be dazzled by world-class acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists, jugglers, and tumblers in a musical Cirque wonderland, all set to familiar Holiday Classics!
North Court Median Tree Lighting
Sunday evening, The Florence Beautification Board hosted the North Court Median Tree Lighting along with Mayor Betterton and Florence Council Members. Thank you to all that participated and made the event possible.
CORONATION OF MR. AND MISS COFFEE HIGH SCHOOL
People of a certain age in Florence still remember the elaborate ceremony each year in the 1950’s and the early 1960’s surrounding the crowning of Mr. and Miss Coffee High School (the building was located where Florence Middle School sits today). Mrs. J.E. McDonald (Elizabeth), the legendary teacher of History at the school, was the coordinator/producer of the memorable event each year. The stars of the show, Mr. and Miss Coffee High, were chosen by popular vote by the entire student body. (See the accompanying copy of the front of the 1955 printed program.) Only twelfth graders were eligible for this high honor. The ceremony, with all of its grand pomp and circumstance, was a highly anticipated event within the Florence community. Of course, Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” was the primary musical backdrop of the evening. Underclassmen and even selected young children had such roles as Heralds and Gentlemen and Ladies of the Court. Then, there were specified Junior Honor Lady and Junior Honor Gentleman, Bearers of the elaborate handmade Crowns, Flower Girls and Train Bearers. A talented high schooler played the piano or organ, while another presented vocal selections. It was, indeed, a grand evening for everyone – those playing roles in the huge production and those in the audience.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild exhibit will be up until 12/16!
Come view these locally made textiles along with historical quilts from our own collection and the Pope's Tavern collection.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is open Mon.-Fri. 9-4 and Sun. 1-4.
TVA Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The City of Florence offers a generous, defined benefit plan (pension plan), BCBS insurance plan, employee & family health clinic, paid annual & sick leave, and so much more.
- Urban Forestry 2806 Darby Drive Florence
- Full Time - $28,727.01 Annually
- Park and Recreation 2830 Darby Drive Florence
- Part Time - $13.00 Hourly
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