Loxley preparing for bicentennial celebration


LOXLEY, Alabama — Alabama will be 200 years old on Dec. 14 and for those of us coordinating our local events leading up to this momentous occasion, we are getting “down to the wire” with only six months to get our finales, parades and festivals organized and completed.

The Al 200 celebration has been a three-year project and it has been noted that Baldwin County municipalities and communities have been the most active County in the State with their Al 200 events..

The Town of Loxley organized its Bicentennial Committee and had its first event Feb. 24, 2018 dedicating Cedar Street Park (Loxley’s first park) by placing a bicentennial marker, tree and flower bed to mark the occasion.

As part of this dedication, Friends of Cedar Street Park was formed as a neighborhood association to encourage families and friends of the park to get to know their neighbors and providing a gathering place for more family activities and working toward more beautification projects for the park.

The Bicentennial Committee had a booth at the Strawberry Festival and has presented educational programs for children and adults, including a history program for 35 Summer Day Camp children at Town Hall and exhibits and other presentations regarding Al 200 and the history of Loxley at Town Hall, Loxley's Public Library and various organizations.

Education and celebration of the history and families of our town has been our goal and this will continue with our Founders Day event on Nov. 9 at the Civic Center in Loxley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be our last event and over the next few months, follow the articles in the newspaper and our website, townofloxley.org. We are asking for your participation in making Founders Day a memorable occasion. For more information, call Joan Richardson at 251-964-2569.