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Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass

2019 01 29 grand opening big mikes seafood and more ribbon cutting

Headland officially welcomed Big Mike's Seafood and More on Tuesday, January 29 during a Ribbon-Cutting at the new restaurant. Located at 25 Park St., on the square in downtown Headland, Big Mike's is owned and operated by Darlean Gibson. Haylee Beck is the dining room manager. Follow them on Facebook and call ahead with your orders, 785-5138.

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Chairman Emeritus Bill Snell; Erin Stuckey, PeoplesSouth Bank; Allen Twiggs, Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts; Gail DeFee, Headland Senior Center; Immediate Past President Luke Stevens, AllState, ; Amy Balkcom, Headland City Council; Kevin Murphy, Southeast Gas; Carlee Williams; President Pete Crews, Headland Municipal Airport; Vice President Linda Robinson, Robinson Tax & Accounting; Secretary Heather Shippey, City of Headland; Executive Director Rhonda Harrison. Not pictured are Treasurer Jody Singleton, CPA; David Norwood, Alabama Power; Zelda Oates, HNB First Bank; Teresa Peterson; and Dewey Todd, Todd Farms.

The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated reaching its goal of more than 200 members during the Annual Membership Banquet on Thursday, January 17. Jeremy Arthur, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama was the keynote speaker. His entertaining presentation highlighted many historical Chamber of Commerce connections from Al Capone to Miss America while stressing the importance of local Chambers. He also encouraged Headland to move forward towards downtown revitalization and becoming Main Street Alabama designated city.

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Parade Grand Marshal is Honored

William J. (Bill) Parker receives an award from Headland Area Chamber of Commerce President-elect, Pete Crews for the honor of being selected Grand Marshal of the 2018 Headland Christmas parade. Friends and family gathered at a reception at the City of Headland municipal complex following the parade. Congratulations Mr. Bill!

It was a cold and windy parade day! Sixty five entries passed the grandstands as Pastor Misty Barrett of Headland United Methodist Church and Jeff Strickland of MusicMan Productions announced the parade entries. Santa road his sleigh, queens waved, bands played and candy exploded from the Corndodgers Farm candy cannon! What a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season! The winning floats were the Lions Club Kazoo float - 1st place; Enfinger Pest Control - 2nd Place; and Wallace Community College - 3rd place. Thanks to all who helped make this event so much fun!

2018 11 07 hcoc ribbon cutting MS Dog Boarding

Headland Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated another new business with a ribbon-cutting at M&S Dog Boarding Wednesday, Nov 7. M&S Dog Boarding is owned by Matt and Shana Hamm and is located at 4530 Hwy 134 East, near the Headland Country Club. They provide climate-controlled kennels for short-term and long-term pet boarding. For reservations or more information call 648-8917 or 797-3798.

2018 10 grand opening Corn Dodgers Rustic Rooster

CornDodger's Farm celebrated it's Grand Opening of the Rustic Rooster concession stand. It is currently CornDodger's open season. Go out and enjoy! Look for the upcoming farmer's market and satsuma sale in November 24th.

Headland's Harvest Day was a gracious relief to many after Hurricane Michael. The City of Headland Beautification, Street, and Water Departments along with Mayor Marler and volunteers worked hard to get the Square ready following the storm. Thankfully Alabama Power was also able to restore power to Downtown Headland as well. We had over 100 vendors, the New South Cruisers Car Show, Live Music and Entertainment, rides and inflatables, carriage rides, and the Making Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit to provide over 4000 guests with joy and fun. We are so grateful to all who made Harvest Day a success and to those who attended.

The entertainment line-up:

  • To the Pointe Dance Academy
  • HHS and Pee Wee Cheerleaders
  • Headland High School Band
  • Hurst's Tae Kwon Do
  • Tri-State Community Orchestra
  • Mel Williams
  • Conrad Family
  • Jessie Lynn "Alabama's Singing Cowgirl"

October 6, 2018 - This year's Fly-In at the Headland Municipal Airport was a great success. The airport was colored with beautiful planes and aircraft in an array of color flown in by pilots, Airport Manager Pete Crews provided a tasty Pilots' Breakfast for them at arrival. Boy Scout Troop 123presented the flag and honored us by saying the Pledge of Allegiance before Mayor Ray Marler addressed the crown. Then more of the fun continued with Friends of Army Aviation took attendees on flights over Headland to see our beautiful city. There was music provided by Ram Radio and food vendors too. It was a beautiful day at the Headland Municipal Airport! We can't wait for next year when the taxiway has been expanded; more space and more fun!

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2018 10 Ribbon Cutting Making Alabama Bicentennial Exhibit

The Making Alabama Bicentennial Exhibit ribbon cutting celebrated the historical exhibit which also included 100-year-old quilts loaned by Sherry Burkhaulter of Quilted Creations as well as other historical artifacts. Fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade teacakes and other delicious refreshments were served. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make this event possible.

Henry County Probate Judge David Money and Headland Mayor Ray Marler kicked off the Henry County 200th Bicentennial celebration which will run throughout the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019.  This ongoing event is sponsored by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce  and the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Area runners gathered on the Square in Downtown Headland early Saturday morning, September 29, 2018. The Harvest 5K and Fun Run benefits the Headland High School Cross Country team. This year the run raised $500 for the team which was presented to Coach Tracy Scott at Harvest Day. Will Scott, Ella Richards, Dale Thomas, Kristi Holland, Jimmy Russell, Sandra Binford, Donald Bowling, and Susan Hand finished first in their respective divisions.

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The Harvest Day Pageants were held at the Headland High School Auditorium on September 25, 2018.

Our Queens:

  • Tiny Miss Avalynn Crawford
  • Little Miss Addison Hurst
  • Petite Miss Anslee Grace Freeman
  • Jr. Miss Alyssa Alford
  • Teen Miss Jayla Nix
  • Miss Harvest Festival Alyssa Skinner

2018 headland airport taxiway groundbreaking

On September 25, 2018, the Headland Municipal Airport celebrated the ground breaking for the new parallel taxiway. Local airport and city officials performed the groundbreaking. We appreciate that our county and state representatives took the time to support our local airport.

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