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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
July 30, 2014
Giving Garden Receives Get2gether Grant
Giving Garden Receives Get2gether Grant

Elba’s own Giving Garden was chosen from among hundreds nationwide to receive a 2014 Get 2gether Neighborhood Challenge grant.  The grant is funded by the Center for a New American Dream in partnership with the IOBY, http://www.ioby.org, a crowd-funding network.

By Jelani Moore
February 28, 2014
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans

Pebble Hill (Scott-Yarborough House) is the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and on Fridays it is the place for Living Democracy students to enjoy lunch and make plans for summer 2014.  

By Mark Wilson
June 3, 2016
Music, message make Sunday church visit memorable
Music, message make Sunday church visit memorable

Sunday I attended the Harris Temple Church of God in Christ. I was somewhat nervous for a couple of reasons. I had not been to church in a long time, I did not know anyone who would be at the church, and I had never been to an African American church.

By Randy Whitten
July 21, 2016
Elba's warmth makes Whitten's summer special
Elba's warmth makes Whitten's summer special

Living democracy in Elba, Alabama, has been an amazing experience for me. There are many things I'll miss such as hanging out at the Chapman household, helping at Just Folk coffeehouse, and eating at the Rabbit Hole restaurant.

By Randy Whitten


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