Full schedule invigorates community

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

An Editorial Opinion of The Luverne Journal

As winter gives way to spring and nature explodes in full bloom, communities are coming alive with a full schedule of activities, something for everyone to enjoy.

In Crenshaw County, the historical society opened its museum for its monthly open house, allowing locals and visitors to glimpse early life and progress made in the area. The Alabama-Crenshaw Baptist Association operated its monthly food pantry Saturday morning.

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Over the weekend, Butler County hosted more than a few events for locals to partake of. 

Artitude on Main held a children’s painting class. Just down the street, Jill Marlar Creative opened the house to exploring creative expression and a partnership sponsored an Earth Day observance aimed at cultivating a recycling effort. Meanwhile, the Greenville-Butler County Library sold books to avid readers, a fundraiser which supports literacy programs for all ages.

Lowndes County residents paused on Saturday to celebrate an historic event — the dedication of a marker for Lowndesboro School — where alumni gathered to remember the early efforts of educators serving the Black community.

We are certain neighborhoods, churches and schools hosted a number of other events this weekend, giving residents a chance to get out of the house to enjoy everything small-town life has to offer.

Weekends full of community events are just one aspect of what we enjoy about our rural communities. We applaud organizers for the hard work and countless hours that go into planning weekend events and look forward to filling up our calendars in the weeks leading up to summer.