Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update
February 25, 2021
Snow and ice are already distant memory...
CITY OF FLORENCE SPRING CLEAN-UP
Are you ready to get outside?
For questions, call 256 760 6495 I FlorenceRecycles.org
How can I help?
Project Help is a Florence Utilities assistance program that partners with The Help Center located at 621 S. Court Street in Florence. The partnership provides an easy way for concerned citizens to help those in need. A small donation added to a resident's power bill each month can make a huge difference in the lives of needy families and individuals.
Customers can automatically draft monthly donations by signing the authorization card that will be in your next utility bill or online.
- The amount designated to Project Help as indicated on the card will be added to your utility bill until it is removed at the request of the account holder.
- Donations can be made directly to the Help Center.
The Help Center: 256.766.7663 I PO Box 1713, Florence, AL 35631 I 621 S Court Street
2021 Virtual Arbor Day Celebration
Hibbett Intermediate School
Congratulations and thanks to the winners and all of the participants.
Happy Arbor Day!
Kilby Laboratory School
That Nutrition Place will open its 4th location in mid-March at 405 E. Tennessee Street. Get ready to sample a variety of coffees, smoothies, protein donuts, and more.
A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY IN FLORENCE
On March 15, 2013, Judge Inge Johnson presided over an impressive naturalization ceremony for a large group of people from many countries of the world -- one lady was even from Iceland! All had gathered in chairs under a large tent erected outdoors in front of the Post Office on North Seminary Street (officially, the Justice John McKinley Federal Building). Afterward, all who were present, including local officials and a choral group from Florence High School, were treated to a light lunch spread on tables just outside the tent. But it didn't end there. The event doubled as the unveiling of the magnificent restoration of the Federal Courtroom on the second floor of the grand building. Judge Johnson had worked tirelessly with appropriate federal agencies to accomplish this excellent restoration project. The result? The impressive Courtroom now looks exactly as it did when it opened for the first time in 1913 -- with one exception: the original floor covering was made of cork! Its replacement, under Judge Johnson's careful guidance, is hardwood.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
A little kindness...
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