Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

July 13, 2021
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Pastor Philip Box
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Pastor Philip Box

Philip Box is a pastor, chaplain, husband, and father who really cares about being available for the people around him. He actively works to make the community a better place through his work at the Elba Church of Christ and beyond and is a deserving recipient of the 2021 Living Democracy Citizenship Award.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 6, 2021
My first July 4th in America more than special
My first July 4th in America more than special

My very first July 4th celebration in America was a memorable one. I will never forget this Fourth of July experience, and I will be forever grateful to Elba for showing me how to celebrate Independence Day and how to bring a town together.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 1, 2021
Love built Summerlyn Memorial Park
Love built Summerlyn Memorial Park

Summerlyn Memorial Park at Old Samson Road and Davis Street is an outdoor park on the banks of the Pea River in Elba, Alabama.

By Oquendo Bernard
June 29, 2021
Elba's Giving Garden gives back to the community
Elba's Giving Garden gives back to the community

Auburn University’s Oquendo Bernard is harvesting good things during his summer of Living Democracy in Elba. 

June 21, 2021
Elba celebrates their first Juneteenth
Elba celebrates their first Juneteenth

It was a rainy day in Elba, but the Mulberry Heights Coalition group persevered to host the opening ceremony of a Juneteenth celebration at the old high school grounds at Gaines Memorial Park, in the Mulberry Heights community, for the first time in Elba.

By Oquendo Bernard


Last Updated: August 04, 2021