Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2017

July 21, 2016
Wasnick is grateful for summer spent in Linden
Wasnick is grateful for summer spent in Linden

Coming to Auburn in the fall of 2015 I would have never imagined that I would be spending my summer here in the loving community of Linden. Life in Linden was not always easy.  It was difficult at times being away from family and friends.  However, Linden quickly became a home and a family to me.

By Hamilton Wasnick
July 19, 2016
First Baptist Linden offers warm Wednesday welcome
First Baptist Linden offers warm Wednesday welcome

First Baptist in Linden is home to the town’s largest African American congregation. The church has services on Sundays. On Wednesday, First Baptist also hosts a Bible study program. I was fortunate to be invited to attend a Wednesday evening program by Dr. Walter Davis.

By Hamilton Wasnick
July 7, 2016
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​

Living in the B.W. Creel Fire Station in Linden can be exciting. A man came from outside of the fire station and told me to jump in the cab of the command car.  I was not about to miss this opportunity. 

By Hamilton Wasnick
June 24, 2016
After making her mark in West Alabama, Tuck accepts new position
After making her mark in West Alabama, Tuck accepts new position

Building on a wealth of experience in creating opportunities, Brenda Tuck became the executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Agency in 2012. During the past four years that Tuck has worked with the MCEDA, she has helped bring up to 20 businesses to the region.

By Hamilton Wasnick
June 22, 2016
Experience with international visitors shows sharing makes a difference
Experience with international visitors shows sharing makes a difference

Tuesday morning, I went to Demopolis to meet orphans participating in a program sponsored by Bridges of Faith. I would end up spending the next two days with them. As the van door opened, ten children poured out speaking what I assumed was Ukrainian.  I later found out it was a mix of both Russian and Ukrainian.

By Hamilton Wasnick

Last Updated: May 31, 2017