Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2017

May 31, 2017
Preserving Heritage with Pepper Jelly
Preserving Heritage with Pepper Jelly

A group of Thomaston women work hard to keep Thomaston on the map by making pepper jelly. Their work preserves the heritage of rural Alabama as they continue a tradition in the Thomaston area. The women gather in the commercial kitchen at the Center to make the pepper jelly known and loved by both natives and visitors.

By Magnolia Wilson
May 31, 2017
Elba comedy night raises money for Main Street
Elba comedy night raises money for Main Street

The Elba Chamber of Commerce put on a Star-Studded Comedy Night to help raise funds for Main Street Elba Thursday, May 25. The Comedy Night, held at the National Security Conference Center, started with dinner followed by a comedy show.  The Star-Studded Comedy Night was a fun-packed show bringing laughs from everyone in attendance.

By Emily Vick
May 23, 2017
Fellowship with First Baptist of Thomaston
Fellowship with First Baptist of Thomaston

First Baptist in Thomaston is one of the few churches in Thomaston with a primarily African American congregation. They have worship services at 11:30 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month. I decided to attend First Baptist on Sunday, May 21, my first weekend spent in Thomaston.

By Magnolia Wilson
May 23, 2017
Elba Theatre moves one step closer to opening night
Elba Theatre moves one step closer to opening night

Last summer, Restoration 154’s Laurie Chapman traveled to Montgomery to present to the Alabama State Council of the Arts, or ASCA, in hopes of the being awarded a grant to complete the design phase for the Elba Theatre renovations. Fast-forward a year later and the time came to continue in the renovation project by applying for the Arts and Cultural Facilities (Construction phase) grant through the ASCA.

By Emily Vick
May 23, 2017
Planting a sense of community
Planting a sense of community

Nothing keeps community members from stopping by the annual Collinsville Public Library Plant Sale. An elderly woman walked over two blocks from her home with her walker to purchase plants at the fundraiser being held in front of Collinsville Drugs on Valley Avenue in May 11-12 this spring.

By Whitney Sutton

Last Updated: May 31, 2017