Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update
July 8, 2021
Congratulations to the First Friday Committee and Florence Downtown Alliance on a Smashing Success!
Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Inc Turns 50!
Mayor Betterton took great pride in commending Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Inc on 50 years of success! They are the largest independently owned, and operated aluminum extrusion die manufacturer in North America. The City of Florence recognizes the many contributions of Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Inc. in our community as a consistent job provider and generous supporter of local businesses. As an industry leader in high technology machining, SET has invested in the Shoals area and set the stage for global partnership.
Florence Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for FALL SPORTS...
All Fall Sports including Soccer, Flag Football, Tackle Football, Cheerleading, and Golf League Anyone interested in coaching in the fall will need to register online as well.
Girls Flag Football for Fall 2021
Age divisions are 5 & 6 yr old, 7 & 8 yr old, 9 & 10 yr old and 11 & 12 yr old.
Registration is open now until August 26th.
Youth Cheerleading is still open for registration for girls ages 5-12 until July 9th. Uniform cost not included in the registration fee.
Adult Softball We offer the following leagues: Men's, Men's Church, Coed and Coed Church.
Register at www.fpard.com or call the office at 256-760-6628
TOM THUMB WEDDINGS
Popular from the early 1900's to the 1970's, a Tom Thumb wedding was a wedding pageant in which all of the major wedding roles were played by small children, usually under ten (10) years old. The bridegroom, bride, attendants, flower girls, ring bearer -- even the minister -- were little children formally dressed to play their parts. It was a sight to behold! A photograph of such a wedding was published in the Florence Times in 1906. It is probable that the show took place in the Florence Opera House that was located near the northeast corner of Tennessee and Seminary Streets in downtown Florence. Along with the photograph, all of the players, in full wedding attire, are identified by name. They represent some of the most prominent families in the City at the time: Ashcraft, DesPrez, Douglass, Gilbert, Russell, Walker and Young, among others. Parents of the day hoped to see their own children chosen for the various parts -- but especially for the roles of bride and groom.
Billy Warren, City Historian
Country Boys Lawn Care
Country Boys Lawn Care’s trained team will make your lawn look like the nicest house on the block. They provide lawn and grass cutting services, power washing, and yard clean-up. Also, they now have their license to provide tree services. Congratulations on your successful two years of providing lawn care and on your Shoals Chamber ribbon cutting. For more info...
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