ROCKING S FARM OPEN HOUSE!!!
The entire community is invited out to meet us and our horses and see what we’re all about!
We will have student demonstration at 10am and 2pm, pony rides from 11-1, face painting and concessions to raise money for Saddlebred Rescue.
Bring your friends, family and anyone who loves horses or has seen our sign for years and wonders just what do we do “down at the end of that road”.
4141 Highway 93 NORTH
Helena, Al 35080
The 24th annual Cahaba Lily Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Cahaba Lily Center on Main Street, West Blocton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program at 9:10 a.m. The festival celebrates the rare and unique lily that grows in spectacular clusters in the rocky shoals of the nearby Cahaba River.
The world’s leading authority on the Cahaba Lily, Dr. Larry Davenport of Samford University, will headline the morning’s program. The awarding of the Kae Canon Allen Memorial Award, the crowning of Miss Cahaba Lily as well as presentations by the Cahaba River Society, Nature Conservancy, Alabama Wildflower Society and the Bibb County Citizens for Wildflowers will also take place.
Just outside the Lily Center, a variety of native plants will be displayed for viewing and purchase as well as other nature related items.
Field trips to the river to view the lilies will take place following the morning program and lunch served by the West Blocton Improvement Committee. Donations for the lunch are welcomed. Shuttle buses to the river will be provided. Canoe rentals will be available for $20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. through the Cahaba River Society. Afternoon tours of the nearby historic Blocton Beehive Coke Ovens will also take place between 1:15 and 3:00 p.m.
Evening events at the Cahaba Lily Center will begin at 3:15 p.m. featuring story telling and the haunting and sweet sounds of dulcimers by the Cahaba Olde Tyme Music Society.
All events are free of charge.
West Blocton is located off Alabama Highway 5 and can easily be reached from Interstate 59/20 at Exit 97. From the junction of Federal Highway 82 and Alabama Highway 5 in Centreville/Brent, take Highway 5 north thirteen miles.
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Warrior River Water Authority’s Board of Directors and Manager is considering closing the McCalla Office and Maintenance Shop, located in Bucksville on the Old Tuscaloosa Hwy.
This will be an inconvenience to customers in the McCalla and Lake View areas, which are the largest growing areas served by this water authority.
If their plan is passed, all operations will be moved to the Oak Grove camp that is located approximately 25 miles away and over one hour travel time for the customers of McCalla and Lake View area to “walk-in” and pay their water bill. Yes you can mail the water bill but lots of folks have to pay either on the last day of billing or day before.
McCalla and Lake View are the areas seeing growth and development in the form of new homes, new residential development and new commercial development. The Bucksville location is easily accessible from I-20/59 and I-459. This makes it easy for residential customers, business customers and developers to do business with the water board.
The response time to repair water outages in the McCalla and Lake View areas will suffer. Customers will potentially wait countless hours for their water service to be restored. Crews will have to commute from McCalla to Oak Grove to get equipment, trucks and supplies then commute back to the McCalla service area to restore service. They may have to come from Oak Grove to scout out any reports of water outage before any equipment is in route to do any repairs. This process will add hours to possibly already lengthy outage.
Their plans are to build new buildings at the Oak Grove location that will have to be paid for by water customers. Keeping the Bucksville location in service will not require new buildings and these are debt free.
Their plan will add additional expenses to the operations of the water authority that will be passed on to its customers. Closing the Bucksville location will not save much, if any. They will spend additional funds to build buildings that will have to be insured and maintained. Will they purchase property to build? The Bucksville location only has normal overhead expenses and insurance and its local for the most served customers.
The Water Board has already agreed to get estimates on clearing property and cost of a new building with five or more bays to house the equipment currently owned and located at Oak Grove and Bucksville. Then later build again to move all office personnel to Oak Grove and then close the location at Bucksville completely. All office work is currently maintained at the Bucksville location.
Currently, the Water Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Bucksville location. The time of this meeting is 6:30 PM, unless otherwise posted. You need to attend the meeting on May 7th and let them know if you think this is not in the best interest of McCalla and Lake View areas.
Below are names and contact numbers of the current Water Board members. Please start now, contact them and let them know how you feel about their plans to close the Bucksville Location.
Warrior Rive Water Authority Board of Directors and Manager:
Jon Terry Chairman of Water Board 426-1606 Jefferson County
Kent Byram Board Member 436-3777 Jefferson County
Victor Spanick Board Member 491-2856 Jefferson County
Don Burchfield Board Member 492-5247 Jefferson County
Mark Phillips Board Member 477-6627 Tuscaloosa County
Greylan Glaze General Manager 477-5791 Bucksville Office