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Living Democracy 2021

August 4, 2021
Oquendo Bernard thanks Elba for many gifts
Oquendo Bernard thanks Elba for many gifts

It’s been 70 days and I can still remember the exact moment when I first arrived in Elba, Alabama. I felt mixed emotions and for a split second I questioned myself about whether I had made the right decision. Throughout my time here, I am often asked why Elba. But now that my summer of Living Democracy is over, my response is why not Elba. It was an experience of a lifetime.

By Oquendo Bernard
August 2, 2021
Retiree creates flags from wood
Retiree creates flags from wood

Liberty Woodworking, LLC is a small company in Elba owned by Dick Cardwell. He retired in Elba just two years ago and started producing American flags from wood as a hobby, some with military seals and others he describes as specialty flags.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 27, 2021
Competition provides fun day on Pea River
Competition provides fun day on Pea River

As the sun started to peek through the clouds, I was rushing over to the boat shop driving Betsy, one of the Pea River Outdoors vans that happen to be my companion for the final few weeks that I have left in Elba, to do a final prep before the big event.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 20, 2021
Kayak & Canoe Competition being held in Elba
Kayak & Canoe Competition being held in Elba

Living Democracy student Oquendo Bernard is helping organize a Kayak & Canoe Competition Saturday, July 24, in Elba.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 20, 2021
Fire destroys historic home of Elba Chamber of Commerce
Fire destroys historic home of Elba Chamber of Commerce

Fire destroyed the Elba Chamber of Commerce building, a city of Elba owned and Alabama Historic Landmark property on Putnam Street in downtown Elba, late Monday night, July 12.

By Oquendo Bernard


Last Updated: August 04, 2021