Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce


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Welcome to Crenshaw County!

The mission of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is to create programs and events that will help retain and expand the existing business communities, attract new businesses and residents, and improve the quality of life in Crenshaw County.

We invite you to explore these pages, follow our Calendar of Events and visit the many communities in Crenshaw County, including Luverne, Brantley, Highland Home, Dozier, Glenwood. You will find friendly people, outstanding educational opportunities, sports programs, Senior Citizen outreach, outstanding medical, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and retail and industry to benefit everyone.


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March 2019 Newsletter 2

Jewelry Clearance Sale at The Trendsetter – sparkle into Spring with jewelry at The Trendsetter.….1332 S. Forest Ave, Luverne…….see Virginia for beautiful rings, bracelets, earrings and more….Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.   SHOP NOW!  See pictures on Chamber Facebook page

Events to Calendar:
Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!  Follow on Facebook for more information.
BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. The Luverne Public Library will hold “Brunch with the Easter Bunny”  on Saturday, April 13th from 9 – 11 a.m.. Children of all ages are encouraged to come by and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a light brunch. This event is free.  Don’t forget your camera!

Tuesday, April 23rd – American Cancer Society Relay For Life – CCA Gynmasium – Survivor dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a luminary and torch ceremony.  Several honorary survivors will be recognized as well as Relay For Life’s Caregiver of the Year.  To nominate a Caregiver, please call 334-670-8174 for more information.
Thursday,  April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.


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Chamber Newsletter March 1 2019

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Re-opening of Allen’s Dry Creek Market Tuesday, March 5! Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants,hanging baskets, succulents and more. Register for free gifts.

   Allen’s Dry Creek Market               5617 Brantley Hwy                (US 331 Between Brantley & Luverne)                       334-535-0150         Follow us on Facebook for       new arrivals and weekly specials    www.facebook.com/drycreekmarketVisit us for the freshest seasonal local grown produce. Hot Boiled Peanuts! Jams & Jellies! Starter plants and hanging baskets! Bulbs! Succulents! Decorative planters! And much, much more!
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                                                            New Member
The Chamber welcomes NEST EGG FARMS, LLC.  Amanda and Michael Hughes have joined the Chamber.  They live on County Rd 2278 in Glenwood and we are pleased to have them as members!! 
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                                                    Living Water Coffee House
Easter SON-rise Service and Community Breakfast
We’ll be hosting a community SON-rise service and breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, April 21st,  at 6 AM. The service will be held in the pavilion next to the coffee house at 15 S. Forest Ave, Luverne, and afterwards breakfast will be served inside.  Pastor Dianne Richardson will be our guest speaker. She has been a good friend to us personally as well as to our ministry and we are so glad she’ll be with us.
Please make plans to be with us as we celebrate Resurrection Day!
The Living Water Coffee House is the physical home of our ministry. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 til about lunch every day. Those hours vary though, because we try to be available to those who need us- so some days, we may be open all day, and of course, some days we may need to closed.
We serve coffee, soft drinks and snacks, of course, but we also work as an unofficial welcome center for Luverne and Crenshaw County. We feature books by several local area authors, including Bob Perdue, Pat Perdue Davis, Danny Hall, James Brown, Nancy Petrey, Gary Warren Mitchell, Michelle Gibbons and Rhett Barbaree.
We also offer artwork by local artists Vicki Billings, Kecia Ellis, Gary Warren Mitchell, Paula Cook and Alisha Merritt.  New items we’ve just started featuring are jewelry by Vicki Billings, craftwork by Linda Tadlock and bamboo pieces by Bob Perdue.
Besides having Bible studies, biker church and our monthly meetings, we allow other groups to host activities in the coffee house.  These have included women’s conferences, book signings and club meetings. All we ask for is a love offering, which helps us stay successful and still allows access to more groups.  We’d love to talk to you about hosting your event – we think your group will enjoy it and we’ll enjoy having you! 

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Events to calendar:
Tuesday, March 12 – Luverne Public Library Dinner Theater
Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!
Thursday,  April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.                                                               

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As Spring approaches and we begin sprucing up our lawns and gardens, please don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL at 4Byrds Hardware in Brantley, Luverne Hardware, Luverne Cash & Carry and Luverne Coop and Allens Dry Creek Market for plants, fertilizer, seeds,  tools, and all things necessary to make the world beautiful.  And Re-Imagined has unique yard art items…….Depot Designs has door hangers and more……. This N That Antiques is a must stop…..just look around Crenshaw County for special, creative shops and stops…….the County has it all!!!                                     SHOP CRENSHAW COUNTY!


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February 2019 Newsletter 3

Grand Opening – 4Byrds Hardware – Jamie Johnson and the Byrd Family invite you to join them at the Grand Opening of their spectacular new  store in downtown Brantley.  The Festivities will be Friday, February 15th, beginning at 10 a.m. with the ribbon cutting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  This will be an all day event with free food including hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks from Pepsi wagon.  They are giving away over 200 T-Shirts to celebrate their new venture.  Register for a Traeger pellet grill, winner to be announced on Saturday, Feb. 16th.  This is an important new business for Brantley and for Crenshaw County.  Be sure to come and enjoy and tour the new building. 

Other events to calendar:
Citizen of the Year Banquet – Thursday, February 21 – remember to call in your reservations to the Chamber office at 335-4468 – 
Tuesday, March 12 – Luverne Public Library Dinner Theater
Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!
Thursday,  April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.
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Remember to SHOP LOCAL…. and support all businesses in Crenshaw County. #shoplocal #shopCrenshawCounty


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January 2019 Newsletter

Citizen of the Year – 2019
The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Michael E. Jones has been selected as our 2019 Citizen of the Year.  He has accepted and the banquet date is set for February 21, 2019.  Invitations will go out prior to February 1st and we encourage you to make your reservations early.  Introducing Mr. Jones will be Dr. Kenneth J.  Jackson, senior pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prattville, former pastor of Luverne United Methodist Church.  
331 Outlet – Sew American
Attached is a video prepared by 331 Outlet to highlight their products and services.  Please share this video with friends and family and visit Sew American 331 Outlet for personal or gift shopping.  They currently have hoodies available for $10….see sample below.
 Leadership Skills Program
Attached is a flyer detailing AIDT Leadership program in February in Troy.  This seminar is FREE and limited space available.  Please share with your staff and contact Ann Marie Carr at SoutheastAlabamaWorks.com to register.  


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January 2019 Newsletter 1

 New Member – Welcome !!!

Garmon Media Solutions (GMS) is an advertising/marketing firm specializing in driver recruitment for the transportation industry. Garmon Media Solutions, LLC was founded in September 2016.  The owners are Heath and Connie Garmon. GMS manages the advertising for recruiting departments for trucking companies of all sizes. The company’s customer base includes more than 50 trucking companies and are located in various locations across the country.  

Below are some areas of expertise that GMS utilizes when running an ad campaign for their clients.

  • Social Media Marketing – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram
  • Geo Targeted PPC Marketing – Job Aggregators like Indeed and ZipRecruiter
  • Industry Specific Marketing – utilizing industry specific recruiting websites for job placement
  • Website Creation and design
  • Custom Software developed to track response and all aspects of ad campaigns

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Citizen of the Year – attached please find the form for nominating your choice for Citizen of the Year for 2019.  Please complete the form including as much detail as you can (attach extra sheets if necessary) and return to the Chamber office by Monday, January 14, 2019.                                                                                                 ********************

Glenwood Meadows Apartments has reached out to the Chamber to let the public know there are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments available at the complex.  Glenwood Meadows Apartments are a Low-Income Tax Credit apartment community for those 19 and older  with income limits of $18,550-$22,260 for one person and $21,200 – $25,440 for two people.  You can contact the manager at 334-335-5886 for more information.  


by Carol
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December 2018 Newsletter 3

Just a reminder of all the wonderful events in Crenshaw County during this holiday season.

from the Luverne Public Library….
Luverne Public Library is happy to announce that our 3rd annual Christmas Sweets & Treats (previously known as Taste of Christmas) will take place on Tuesday, December 11th in the Lt. Colonel James A. Watts Conference Room at the Library.

The Sweets & Treats extravaganza will start at 6 p.m.   Tickets are available for pre-purchase @ the LPL, from a Friend, or the night of at the door for the cost of $10.00. All proceeds will go toward future library programs and special events.
Start your evening off right by visiting the Library to taste all the wonderful goodies baked by your friends and neighbors…….what better way to keep warm at 6 p.m. and then again about 7:30 after the parade.  The Library is a special place, so don’t miss this annual event  !!!!
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The annual Chamber Christmas Parade will be a NITE EVENT this year today , Dec. 11th. Lineup starts at 5 p.m….. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the parade will follow the same route as always……wear something really warm and snuggly and come enjoy our first night parade……then visit the Luverne Library for some wonderful chocolate goodies. About cars for queens……Parade starts at 6:30…line up for queens/cars starts at 5… If you are riding in a vehicle as a queen, court, etc. please go behind the old armory/old factory and line up on Fourth Street, parking the vehicle towards Franklin Avenue. I will be there a little after 5 to assist with line up order. Vehicles need to be there by 5:45, riders need to be there no later than 6:15. If you have any questions/concerns, please let me know. Looking forward to seeing you all! Merry Christmas!
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From 13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles:
December 13th – 5 p.m. – ThursdayFree Community Event, Afterhours downtown Come get your jingle on, Bring your chairs and jackets, enjoy some live music by Chris Eiland ,  hosted by 13 on Fifth ,refreshments provided by Corner Clock Café. Come have some fun…
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Last week for SHOP LOCAL promotion…….visit your local stores and register for gift certificates…..the drawings will be Wednesday, Dec. 12th……..most important, shop at your local stores for Christmas gifts and personal items……..LOCAL means CONVENIENT……no driving out of town, wasting time and gas……..SHOP LOCAL every chance you get !!  Your local business owners will say Thank You !!


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December 2018 Newsletter

Plenty of food to celebrate the first Night Parade…….Chocolate treats at the Library;  Popcorn at Super Foods; have dinner at Mainstreet Sweets – hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches; Ribeye sandwiches for sale at 5th and S. Forest Ave (Ray Hilburn);  perfect night to eat out!!  See you at 6:30……

  • Stop by Gary Mitchell’s Art Gallery – books and pictures on sale – great Christmas gifts.
  • Go by Super Foods Food Depot to see their new addition…an old fashioned popcorn machine. They will be selling freshly popped popcorn before and after the Christmas Parade this Tuesday evening.


by Carol
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December 2018 Newsletter 2

Just a reminder of all the wonderful events in Crenshaw County during this holiday season.

from the Luverne Public Library….
Luverne Public Library is happy to announce that our 3rd annual Christmas Sweets & Treats (previously known as Taste of Christmas) will take place on Tuesday, December 11th in the Lt. Colonel James A. Watts Conference Room at the Library.

The Sweets & Treats extravaganza will start at 6 p.m.   Tickets are available for pre-purchase @ the LPL, from a Friend, or the night of at the door for the cost of $10.00. All proceeds will go toward future library programs and special events.
Start your evening off right by visiting the Library to taste all the wonderful goodies baked by your friends and neighbors…….what better way to keep warm at 6 p.m. and then again about 7:30 after the parade.  The Library is a special place, so don’t miss this annual event  !!!!
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And from Luverne United Methodist Church – The annual Luverne United Methodist Church Live Nativity, Sunday, December 9, beginning at 5:30. The Nativity is presented by the LUMC Youth and includes a variety of live animals. Hot refreshments will be served on the Dei Center portico. 
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The annual Chamber Christmas Parade will be a NITE EVENT this year on Tuesday, Dec. 11th.  Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the parade will follow the same route as always……wear something really warm and snuggly and come enjoy our first night parade……then visit the Luverne Library for some wonderful chocolate goodies.                                                          *******************
From 13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles:
December 13th – 5 p.m.Free Community Event, Afterhours downtown Come get your jingle on, Bring your chairs and jackets, enjoy some live music by Chris Eiland ,hosted by 13 on Fifth ,refreshments provided by Corner Clock Café. Come have some fun…


by Carol
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2018 Christmas Parade

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce has officially re-scheduled its Annual Christmas Parade for Tuesday night, December 11, at 6:30 PM.  After two postponements due to inclement weather, the Chamber made the announcement today.
“The weather for Tuesday currently forecasts a zero % chance of rain during our re-scheduled time period,” Chamber President Don Nix said. “We realize there will be conflicts of interest with this time as there would be with any other time during this busy Christmas season,” he added. “However, the safety and best interest in the health of the participants makes this likely our best all around choice, with the limited times available, as the season continues. 

We hope as many as possible will participate, and we wish all of our fellow Crenshaw County citizens a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. 


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December 2018 Newsletter

OK, the tree is lit, the Tree Lighting celebration is complete.  Thanks to all who came out to welcome in the season with song, hot chocolate and Sister Schuberts delicious cinnamon rolls.  Please check out the Chamber facebook page for pictures.
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Last Thursday was the judging day for the Window/Door Decorating Contest and the winners were announced that night at the Tree Lighting.   

Religious Category – the winner is This N That Antiques and Collectibles   Whimsical Category – the winner is Main Street Bargains, runner up Living Water Coffee Shop                            
Traditional Category – the winner is Corner Clock Cafe, runner up BB & T.
Congratulations and Thanks to all who participated – there is no way to describe the hours of effort and planning that went into these creative decorations…….PLEASE stop in and admire and let the store owners know you appreciate their putting Luverne truly in the Christmas spirit.  They are ALL winners…….Gary Mitchell, sponsor of the contest, thanked everyone who participated.  Check out the Chamber and Celebrate Luverne facebook pages for pictures of winners and participants.  
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As you shop in Crenshaw County, take time to register for our SHOP LOCAL PROMOTION at over 50 merchants.  Register each time you shop and maybe you will win a gift certificate of $25 or $50, winners to be drawn December 12th.  Look for the Christmas bag with registering information.  It is extremely important that we spend money locally to support our friends and neighbors who depend on local shoppers…….at this giving time of the year, let us give back to those who make our life more convenient by always being there.  

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Matthew Pippin, Pippin Family Winery and Vineyard, has joined the Chamber and we welcome this new business.  South Ridge Winery is located at 3297 Live Oak Rd, Luverne and Matthew and Tonya produce wine, soaps, gifts, juices and more.  Follow them on Facebook for a complete listing of gifts and purchases available.  They can be reached at 334-429-0572.  Follow on  Facebook at South Ridge Winery and Patsaliga Soaps.  Wonderful Christmas baskets and gifts for all.  Hours are Fridays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. til 5 p.m..   
Butler Land & Timber is also a new Chamber member, although a long time Crenshaw County business.  Their real estate signs are seen all over the County as they assist people in selling or relocating. Agents Brad Butler, Danny Rolling and Derek Sowell will be happy to handle all your real estate needs.  Located at 92 S. Forest Avenue in downtown Luverne…  Call 334-335-6784 to speak to an agent.  We welcome Butler Land and Timber.
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Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8th.  The parade will start at 11 a.m. from the Old Armory at 6th St. and Franklin.  Lineup begins 9-9:30 a.m.  We hope you are planning to enter the parade with a float, car, truck, walking group or horse & Buggy……Please follow the instructions of the Parade Marshalls at the lineup site as they turn chaos into a wonderful welcome to the Christmas season.   Call the Chamber office at 334-335-4468 to register your parade entry or respond to this email with the name of your group and a phone number for reference.  We are excited to host this annual event.  .Local stores will be open for your shopping pleasure and we earnestly hope you will “shop ’til you drop” in Luverne that day!!!  Remember, local stores are owned by your friends, relatives and local people……..your shopping dollars are very important to them……..forget your “list” and see what you can find in your Hometown to complete your shopping…….. SHOPPING CAN BE FUN !!  
 SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL SHOP LOCAL 
                                                                    *****************************              Progressive Christmas Shopping Event – Girls (and Guys) Night Out – tomorrow night, December 4th – beginning at 4 p.m. See attached Flyer for more intormation – shop from HIghland Home down through Luverne – promotional sales along the way.   Sign up for drawing at each stop…..drawings at Bush’s BBQ that evening after closing.  
                                                                    *******************************          And from Luverne United Methodist Church – The annual Luverne United Methodist Church Live Nativity, Sunday, December 9, beginning at 5:30. The Nativity is presented by the LUMC Youth and includes a variety of live animals. Hot refreshments will be served on the Dei Center portico. 
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From 13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles:

December 13th – 5 p.m.Free Community Event, Afterhours downtown Come get your jingle on, Bring your chairs and jackets, enjoy some live music by Chris Eiland ,hosted by 13 on Fifth ,refreshments provided by Corner Clock Café. Come have some fun…

THU, DEC 13 AT 5 PMTinsel in a Tangle, Get your Jingle on13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles · Luverne
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And from LBWCC – the following scheduled for December 15th.Make and Take Gingerbread House

 LBW Community College- Luverne Center is offering a one-day “Make and Take Gingerbread House” course with instructor Jackie Sport. This class is for ages 4-12 and a parent or guardian must accompany the child. The class will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018,  1 – 3 p.m. in the drill hall area of the Luverne Center.

 Participants will decorate their house as they wish. Includes tray for building house on for transporting it home. Candies may vary according to the kit chosen.Space is limited. The course fee is $25 and this includes a $5 supply fee. Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. Participants may register in person in the Student Services office Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon. For more information, call (334) 335-2187 ext. 7094 or email lelliott@lbwcc.edu.