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

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About 250 people attended the Headland Business Showcase on Tuesday, April 18. This was the first time the event has been held downtown at the Headland square. Chamber member businesses and organizations set up exhibits in a big-top tent and businesses around the square were open offering door prizes and giveaways as the Josh Buckley Band performed in the gazebo. Thirty businesses and organizations participated in the event. Hometown Foods and the Headland Lions Club sponsored a member appreciation cookout and served up 200 hot dogs for those attending. Many thanks to all who made this event a great success! 

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2017 daylily art garden festival

2016 daylily festivalVendor applications are being accepted for the Daylily Art & Garden Festival will be Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm, on the square in downtown Headland. The festival will feature a Youth Art Contest and Show, garden-related crafts like birdhouses and wind chimes, art vendors, daylilies and other plants, gardening products and farmers market vendors. Hands-on children’s art and gardening activities will be featured inside the square. Local daylily growers Bush Gardens will also conduct garden tours that day.

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Chamber members gathered for networking and sharing information at Living Waters during Connect@Lunch on March 22. Ryan Richards, Executive Director for Southeast AlabamaWorks was the guest speaker. He shared local, regional and national statistics and concerns about our current and future workforce.

“AlabamaWorks is the state’s new unified workforce development center that serves as a centralized “go-to” for employers, job seekers and training seekers.” Ryan said. “Southeast AlabamaWorks is one of the seven regional workforce councils in the state. The purpose of the Regional Workforce Council is to facilitate implementation of workforce development programs and services that support economic and job development. It also address the workforce needs of new and existing businesses and industries.”

Three Pigs Pub & Grill catered a delicious meal for the event.

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Ryan Richards, Executive Director - Southeast AlabamaWorks

New Headland queens were crowned last Saturday night at Headland High School Auditorium. They are Miss Headland Taylor Morrison, Petite Miss Headland Bella Danzey and Little Miss Headland Anslee Freeman. In the Miss Division, Bailynn Hamilton was 1st Runner-Up and Chloe Duke 2nd Runner-Up. Petite Miss 1st Runner-Up was Mari Ellis Brewer, 2nd Runner –Up was Abbey-Leigh Jones. Little Miss 1st Runner-Up was Shelby Barber and 2nd Runner-Up was Kinley Hughes. Taylor and Anslee will represent Headland in the Miss and Little Miss National Peanut Festival Pageants this fall.

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Living Waters Counseling celebrated the completion of their vision for the facility with thededication of five new cabins on February 25. The Christian counseling facility is located at 2130 County Rd. 125 in Headland.

Two of the cabins are dorms and sleep 10 and three of them are buddy cabins for families and camp leaders. The cabins are available for youth, marriage and pastoral retreats. The cabins may also be used for disaster or crisis situations where churches can help sponsor a family in need. Call 693-3380 for more information.

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