Raffle Donations for Main Street Music Festival

Keep Albertville Beautiful is very grateful for the generous donations of raffle items for our Main Street Music Festival booth. Tickets will be pre-sold beginning today from KAB members, or you may stop by our booth at the festival and buy them then. Tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.

Listing of items:

1. Wind Chimes: from Corinthian Bells, 44” tall. Engraved with Aviagen logo on one side and KAB logo on the other. Hand tuned for perfect pitch. Midnight blue color. Donated by Aviagen.
2. Racecar Print #1 – Signed by Chase Elliott. In a clear floating frame, with easel included. Print size 8x10, frame size 12x15. Back has full graphic with information on Chase Elliott. Donated by Aviagen.
3. Racecar Print #2 – Signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. In a clear floating frame, with easel included. Print size 8x10, frame size 12 x 15. Has a plain white back (no print on back). Donated by Aviagen.
4. Hand Crafted Kat House with quilted pads, vent holes, and cat shaped opening for entrance. Hinged lid for easy cleaning. Double coated with clear sealant for durability. Donated by Louise Radanovich.
5. Syrup pottery jar from Boaz – donated by Sand Mountain Pottery.
6. Large raised planter bed – 54” square x 9” tall, pre-drilled with detailed markings for easy assembly. Comes with small green watering can. Donated by Marvin’s of Albertville.
7. Wireless weather forecast station – Donated by Josh at Weather’s.
8. Die cast race car signed by Jamie McMurray (driver) and Chip Ganassi (owner), with certificate of authenticity. Donated by Aviagen
9. Dresden plate quilt, made from feed sacks, circa approx. 1940. Hand pieced and hand quilted by Velma Gulledge of Beulah area. One spot (about 18”) is slightly faded along a fold line. Have found one very small snag in fabric, otherwise in very good condition. Sized for full size bed top. Donated by Mary Hix.
10. Wood plaque – basswood with beveled edges, 12” x 16”. Painted white and distressed along edges. Navy vinyl text and anchor “Family is the ANCHOR that holds us together through life’s greatest storms. Finished with clear sealant. Back has two saw tooth hangers. Donated by Leslie Peppers.
11. Wood sign – 12” wide x 12” high x 2” deep, with rope for hanging. Made from wood slats in crate fashion. Cream painted background with vinyl lettering that reads “My worries are few because my blessings are many. Vinyl is navy, coral, and turquoise. Finished with a clear coat. Donated by Leslie Peppers.

Recognition Goes to The Shoppes of Albertville – June Commercial Achievement Award

The Shoppes of Albertville are honored with the Achievement Award for June

It is with great pride we recognize the Shoppes of Albertville, this months recipient of The Commercial Achievement Award from Keep Albertville Beautiful. Not only have the Shoppes of Albertville aesthetically improved our city, but economically have given our citizens and community opportunities for jobs and growth.

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June Residential Beautification Honor Awarded to Peggy Fleckenstein

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Peggy Fleckenstein is recognized for her beautiful landscaping

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Congratulations to Peggy Fleckenstein of Albertville, recipient of this month’s Residential Beautification Award! What a precious lady, inside and out, and we were the ones with the honor at this one, to meet her and see her beautiful property. Thank you, Peggy, for your contribution to the beautification of our wonderful city.

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Brady Millwood Joins Keep America Beautiful’s National Youth Leadership Program 2016-2017

Brady Millwod was one of 10 students selected as a Keep America Beautiful youth advisor.

Brady Millwod was one of 10 students selected as a Keep America Beautiful youth advisor.

Brady Millwood, of Albertville, has been selected to the Keep America Beautiful Youth Advisory Council for the 2016-2017 school year.

Millwood, a junior at Albertville High School, is one of 10 students from across the country to populate the board. Millwood was selected for the honor from a pool of applicants reviewed by five independent judges. According to Keep America Beautiful’s website, the National Youth Advisory Council for Keep America Beautiful is meant to “[provide] a unique opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program.”

Keep America Beautiful is a non-profit based out of Stamford, Connecticut that aims to “inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment,” per their mission statement. Among Millwood’s duties will reporting and contributing to Keep America Beautiful’s platform and to represent the national program in their communities.

Millwood, whose mother, Kassie, is on the board of directors for Keep Albertville Beautiful, has been an active member of Keep Albertville Beautiful in a number of capacities, sitting in on meetings and volunteering with the community-based group, including planting in flowers on Main Street and Graham Park, as well as leading AHS’ efforts for the Recycle Bowl.

“We at Keep Albertville Beautiful are just honored to have Brady to represent our community and our city and we’re excited to see where that road will lead him,” program director Leslie Peppers said.

Millwood was elated at the chance to represent his community in such a unique way. “It’s a privilege. It’s amazing,” Millwood said. “I’m glad I can represent the city of Albertville, Marshall County as a whole, and the state of Alabama.”   Millwood did not underestimate the accomplishment, acknowledging it was a much-coveted position and that he was lucky to be selected.   “There’s a lot of people that applied for the position and just to be one of the 10 selected … I was glad to apply. There was a lot of pressure and a lot of kids that applied, so it’s great to be selected.”

Millwood and the other nine students selected have yet to hold their first conference call or get their official duties, but the excitement is palpable.   Millwood and his fellow peers must create a community project for their specific charters to present to Keep America Beautiful at the national chapter’s annual conference in Washington, DC in January 2017. Millwood’s term as an advisor has already started, and he will hold the post until June 2017.

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