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White Hall council discusses upcoming events

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The White Hall Town Council met in regular session for the last time in 2012 Thursday night.

The council received a letter from the South Central Alabama Broadband Commission (SCABC) Chairman Charlie King Jr. welcoming White Hall as a voting member. The council also discussed events planned for December including the Christmas Parade, Toy Drive and a Policeman’s Ball.

“I want to take this opportunity to personally commend you and your colleagues for visionary leadership and bold commitment to the constituents that you represent,” King wrote. “I’m sure you are aware of what a historic and revolutionary project this is and what it means to all of South Central Alabama.”

Secretary Cynthia Moorer announced that the White Hall Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. from Jackson-Steele Elementary to the municipal complex.

The time was originally announced as 10 a.m. but was pushed back an hour in case of bad weather.

She said toys would be collected for a Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 19 at Town Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All children will be treated to hot dogs and a toy.

She said a Policeman’s Ball will be held Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. at the community center of Jackson-Steele Elementary. Tickets are $10, and the black tie affair will be open to the public.

Police Chief Tony M. Bufford said the ball will be held to “try to get some revenue going for the police department. I think the people are pretty receptive to what we are trying to do.”

Mayor Elizabeth Davis encouraged the council to support the Wil-Low Dollars for Scholars Community Foundation.

Davis commented on a recent effort to cleanup the area on Nov. 19 by Pastor Franklin Nettles of Mt. Zion Christian Church.

“How sad it was that they spent the day cleaning up, and then trash came right back,” she said.

Council member Audrey Peterson presented a Christmas Basket to the council and encouraged everyone to check on senior citizens at this time of year.

She also commented on how good it was to see senior citizens at the recent Thanksgiving luncheon.

Council member Moses A. Bandy commented on the good work by waterworks employees.

Pauline Peterson, a citizen, attended the meeting. Council member Peggy M. Johnson was absent.