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Alabama Bicentennial hosts one-day regional workshops
July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The ALABAMA 200 series of regional workshops, offering community members access to programming ideas, resources and funding opportunities, will make stops in Chatom and Robertsdale during the month of June. The workshops are designed to assist communities in planning for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration.
The Chatom workshop will be hosted at the Chatom Scott House on Monday, June 12, and the Robertsdale session will be held on Thursday, June 29, at the Central Annex Building in Robertsdale. Both sessions will begin at 10 a.m. The workshops are free and open to the public; however, registration is required. For more information, visit www.alabama200.org/communities/communityworkshops.
Each workshop will be tailored to the region and will include tourism professionals, representatives from area history/heritage and arts organizations, local bicentennial committee members, chamber and county representatives and others.
Between 2017 and 2019, ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire and entertain. Local communities, though, will be the heart of the commemoration. The regional community workshops are an opportunity to develop cross-county partnerships that can include shared calendars, collaboration on projects and join celebrations.
The workshops are supported by local and statewide partners, including Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism, Alabama League of Municipalities, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Main Street Alabama, Design Alabama, Alabama Historical Commission, Black Heritage Council, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Association of Regional Councils, Alabama Communities of Excellence and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
TO CONFIRM DATES for future workshop locations and dates, visit http://www.alabama200.org/communities/communityworkshops.
In 2013, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission was established by the governor and the legislature to help plan and execute the state’s 200th anniversary. For more information about the bicentennial, visit www.alabama200.org, or call 334-242-4537.