On March 16th, United Way of Morgan County hosted their Celebration Event at the Princess Theatre. Awards were given to individuals and companies that excelled in this year’s campaign and/or provided an example for others to follow. Those awards went to:
The 2017 – 2018 Campaign Chair, Joe Holmes from Decatur Utilities, received an award, thanks, and a birthday candycake to celebrate achieving his campaign’s ambitious goal; and he handed over the responsibility for the 2018 – 2019 Campaign to Co-Chairs, Mayor Tab Bowling and County Commissioner Ray Long.
Riverfest- September 14th and 15th is Riverfest. This is a fundraiser concert and BBQ contest that benefits Mosaic of North Alabama! This year the Headliners are Brandon Elder and Kellie Pickler!! Get your tickets at the Mosaic office and come support a great cause while having a lot of fun!!
Golf Tournament- The 6th Annual Golf Tournament for the Mental Health Center is September 21st and it will be held at the Canebrake Golf Course. To learn more visit this link!
Showdown on the Playground- Showdown on the Playground is a friendly kickball tournament that goes toward Hospiceof the Valley, the only nonprofit hospice in the area, on October 6th. The fundraiser will be at Wilson Morgan park and teams should consist of 8-12 people with at least four females! Let the fun begin!!!!
This Fall, we’ll enjoy upcoming events like Eggtoberfest, an Alabama BBQ Association sanctioned event, hosted by International Paper and the Turkey Trot, a 5k race held on Thanksgiving morning, hosted by 3M. Be on the lookout for more details on these super fun events!
Please contact us if your civic, social, or youth group would like to host or help with an event.
Register online at TurkeyTrotofMC.com.
The United Way of Morgan County Women’s Leadership Council has a tradition called the Girlfriends Gala. Set to a different theme each year, it is a time for women to celebrate women, and for men, as celebrity servers, to honor them. The theme for the 2018 Girlfriends Gala was Winter Masquerade, and celebrity servers included, Mayor Tab Bowling, District Attorney Scott Anderson, Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins, International Paper General Manager Bill Francois, and Dr. Bill Sims, who served in a dual role this year. In addition to delivering food and beverages to his assigned table, Dr. Sims was also present as the escort for his wife, and the woman of the evening, Betty Sims. Betty was honored with the title Girlfriend of the Gala in recognition of her roles as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She was joined by her daughters Libby, Sherri, and Lisa.
Mark your calendars for February 2, 2019, as the Girlfriends Gala will celebrate the Age of Disco!