Tuesday, October 27, 2009

EXTREME MAKEOVER: Home Edition - Walker County - Nominate Today

This just in from the Mayor's Office (thank you Laura)


Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you! Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and they are ready to drive that famous bus into your neighborhood.

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover?
We are in search of deserving families and deserving people -people who have amazing strength of character and who put their own needs aside to help others. Whether it’s a mom, a soldier, a teacher, or a fireman, we think a deserving family, are families who inspire those around them. In addition, the producers are looking for families whose houses need major alterations or repair-homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family's quality of life.

To be eligible: A family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.
Interested families or those who wish to nominate another family should:
e-mail a short description of their family story to –

Nominations/submissions must include:
1 The names and ages of each member of the household
2 A description of the major challenges within the home.
3 Explanation of why this family is deserving, or a positive role model in
their community.
4 Photos of the family and a photo of the home
5 Don’t forget to include a contact phone number.

Please send story submissions as soon as possible!
For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Announcing- JASPER'S HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Walker County, Alabama)
Saturday - October 17, 2009 9:OO a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Organized and sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association, the Central Alabama Rodders Society (CARS), Walker County Arts Alliance, and the City of Jasper will be the site of hundreds of antique cars, an aviation exhibit, all-day live music at three different venues and activities for children and seniors, as well as art, food, fun, and fraternity.

The CARS club is expecting nearly 200 of the finest antique cares in the region, along with Elvis and live music to suit the taste of the most discerning listeners will be just part of the fun. The historic First United Methodist Church will also be open for tours and special music including a pipe organ recital by Dr. John Stallsmith. The Carl Elliott Museum will be opened for the day also. A special Children’s Area will have a full slate of activities all day long.

Prizes and special deals will be available throughout the day. A live radio broadcast will be transmitted by 101.5 fm throughout the day.

Additionally nearly two dozen artists will be showing and selling and nearly 30 nonprofits and civic organizations will have display and interactive programming. The City of Jasper is further cooperating by closing downtown streets around the court house square, allowing foot traffic only... and, a 5K Run has been added!

This will be Jasper’s first street party in nearly a decade so do not miss the fun!

Admission is free

Set-up begins at 7:00a.m.
Registration for the run starts at 8:00 a.m.
Activities start at 9:00 a.m.

For More information, please contact:
Debbie Sanders
Young's Jewlers, Inc.
401 19th Street West
Jasper, AL 35501
POB 732
Jasper, AL 35502-0732
Bus: (205) 221-6194
Bus Fax: (205) 221-9669
E-mail: dys71u@aol.com