Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce


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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”. 


by Carol
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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.


by Carol
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Shop Local Promotion

In the next day or two, Chamber Board members will be bringing a bag and registration forms for our Christmas SHOP LOCAL PROMOTION.  Shoppers  in your store (16 and over) can register once a day for a gift certificate beginning Friday, November 30th through December 11th.  We will then ask you to draw out a winner on December 12th and the Chamber Board will pick up the winning names and have another drawing for 11 gift certificates.  We will further explain later.  
In the meantime, we hope you can have sales and promotions in your stores to entice more shopping.  The Chamber will encourage SHOPPING LOCAL through newsletters during the two week period.  
If you should choose not to participate in this promotion (no cost to you except a little counter space), just let our members know.  
Since the parade has been changed to Saturday, December 8th, you have a chance to have sales or promotions on that day also with the expanded crowds,  and if you will send information to the Chamber office, we will be sure to promote your special sales.  
Thanks for participating……..there are approximately 35 locations where people can register – a flyer will be distributed for your door identifying you as a participating merchant.  
Chamber Staff


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November 2018 Newsletter 6

PAPA’S PLACE – in Brantley – first load of Christmas Trees unloaded today!!  Be sure to stop by and pick out your fresh Christmas Tree while supplies last.
CALENDAR:  Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting will be Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Pepsi Pavilion, downtown Luverne.  Once again, we will share the Christmas spirit with children singing, decorating the tree, bands playing and hot chocolate and Sister Schubert cinnamon rolls for a treat.  Come welcome in the Christmas season!  
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1st.  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.  Please 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.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Pepsi Pavilion beginning at 9:30 a.m. on parade day  for pictures – cost $5.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 
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The Friendly City Homecoming Christmas Show – Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 6 p.m. at the DEI Center at the Luverne United Methodist Church.  Sponsored by the Luverne Rotary Club and hosted by Nashville Singer/songwriter Kevin Sport, this event will also feature local talent.  Tickets are $10.  Contact a Rotary Club member for tickets or message on Facebook.
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Three In One Ministries and Living Water Coffee Shop schedule of events……

Nov 24- we will be putting up our Christmas tree in the shop, and all kids are invited to come by and help us decorate it. We’ll also have Christmas color sheets they can take home, color and bring back for us to display if they’d like.

Nov 25 – Three in One Biker Church at 6 – special guest Dwight Haynes, chalk talk artistNov 29 – we will have our window decorated for the contest downtown- come by and see how it looks!                                                  **************

All Comfort, AL #18116, specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of both commercial and residential units.  To help their customers, All Comfort, AL #18116, recommends having a maintenance performed at least twice each year, one for heating and one for cooling.  Having maintenance performed can increase the efficiency of your system and assist in catching problems before they occur.  Call for more information at 334-530-3716.  
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 SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL SHOP LOCAL 
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

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.

BE SURE TO PUT ALL THESE EVENTS ON YOUR CALENDAR SO YOU DON’T MISS A THING


by Carol
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November 2018 Newsletter 4

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL –  Enjoy family and friends during the coming week and holiday!                                                                                        New Member All Comfort LLC, owned and operated by Ryan and Tiffany Duncan, has joined the Chamber.  We welcome them and wish them well with their new business. All Comfort, AL #18116, specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of both commercial and residential units.  To help their customers, All Comfort, AL #18116, recommends having a maintenance performed at least twice each year, one for heating and one for cooling.  Having maintenance performed can increase the efficiency of your system and assist in catching problems before they occur.  Call for more information at 334-530-3716.  
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Calendar:  Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting will be Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Pepsi Pavilion, downtown Luverne.  Once again, we will share the Christmas spirit with children singing, decorating the tree, bands playing and hot chocolate and Sister Schubert cinnamon rolls for a treat.  Come welcome in the Christmas season!
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1st.  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 instructiions of the Parade Marshalls at the lineup site as they turn chaos into a wonderful welcome to the Christmas season.  Please 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.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Pepsi Pavilion beginning at 9:30 a.m. on parade day  for pictures – cost $5.Local stores will be open for your shopping pleasure and we earnestly hope you will “shop ’til you drop” in Luverne that day!!!
 SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL   SHOP LOCAL SHOP LOCAL 
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The Friendly City Homecoming Christmas Show – Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 6 p.m. at the DEI Center at the Luverne United Methodist Church.  Sponsored by the Luverne Rotary Club and hosted by Nashville Singer/songwriter Kevin Sport, this event will also feature local talent.  Tickets are $10.  Contact a Rotary Club member for tickets or message on Facebook.
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Three In One Ministries and Living Water Coffee Shop schedule of events……

Nov 22 – we will be closed for Thanksgiving, but we will be back open on Friday Nov 23.

Nov 24- we will be putting up our Christmas tree in the shop, and all kids are invited to come by and help us decorate it. We’ll also have Christmas color sheets they can take home, color and bring back for us to display if they’d like.

Nov 25 – Three in One Biker Church at 6 – special guest Dwight Haynes, chalk talk artist

Nov 29 – we will have our window decorated for the contest downtown- come by and see how it looks!


by Carol
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November 2018 Newsletter 3

Reminder – Grand Opening/Open House – Physician’s Choice Dialysis Center – 1014 S. Forest Ave., Luverne, AL.          Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting – Tours throughout the day til 3 p.m.                        Health screenings, blood pressure & blood sugar checks – Refreshments provided.
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 Christmas Shirts

The Belles & Beaus are selling Christmas In Crenshaw shirts again this year to benefit Crenshaw County Relay For Life. Short sleeve is $20; Long sleeve is $22; sizes 2X and over add $1. To purchase comment here, contact a Belle or Beau or call 334-670-8174. Deadline to order is Friday, November 16th.  Thank You!


by Carol
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November 2018 Newsletter 1

Open House & Ribbon Cutting                         

Physicians Choice Dialysis Center, 1014 S. Forest Ave, Luverne.                   Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Refreshments served !You are invited to come tour the facility and have a free health screening, blood pressure and blood sugar checks.            

Please join the Chamber in welcoming this new business providing critical services for our area.                          

 Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. – tours and screenings during the day.                                                
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This Saturday, November 3 –  10 a.m. – Three In One Ministries is having a book signing with Michelle Gibbons, author from Prattville area.  Beth Rogers will host the event at the coffee shop and welcome center at 15 S.  Forest Ave, Luverne.  Refreshments will be served…. Local authors’ books for sale; paintings on display, some for sale; coffee and snacks – a welcoming, charming place to visit and spend some time.  Open daily at 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the present time, expanded hours coming. 

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And from LBWCC….Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville is offering the “Great American Book Club” course. This course will meet Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, and April 9, 2019 from 6-7 p.m. in the Technology Building, Room 102….Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was an Alabama-born influential author of African-American literature, folklore, and anthropology. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is often recognized for Hurston’s unique vernacular. The book is set in rural Florida in the early 20th century, and is narrated in the third person uniquely revealing each character. This novel is an in-depth look into love and relationships, independence, spiritual fulfillment, and materialism. Please join a discussion with Mollie Waters, LBWCC English, Theater, and Speech instructor, and gain a new perspective. You don’t want to miss it.   Space is limited. The course fee is $29. Registration deadline is Dec. 20, 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) 881-2231 or email nworley@lbwcc.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

And from SERVPRO in Greenville:  Attached is a flyer detailing their FOOD DRIVE during the month of November.  Please read and pass along to friends and family.                                                                          *******************

Be sure to send us your flyers, events and other information to be published to Chamber members.  Take advantage of this service to spread the word.  And always SHOP LOCAL…..


by Carol
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October 2018 Newsletter 7

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
The Treats On Us – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – at the Pepsi Pavilion – games for children, tables sponsored by businesses with candy and treats……beginning at 5:30 p.m. thru 7 p.m…….Come enjoy the costumes and fun.  Not too late to sponsor a table……contact the Chamber office at 335-4468 or comment on facebook.  Three games and costume contest…Come enjoy in a safe space……..PLUS
More downtown activity…..In addition to The Treat’s on Us in the Pavilion and the Haunted Obstacle Course at Stryker All-stars Gymnasium, Three in One Ministries will be offering grilled hot dogs at the Open Air Plaza between the John Harrison Cultural Center and the Living Water Coffee Shop.   COME SPEND THE EVENING ON SOUTH FOREST AVENUE….                                                                         **************

Grand Opening and Open House

Physicians Choice Dialysis Center will hold an Open House on Thursday, November 8th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 1014 S. Forest Avenue at their new facility.  Please see invitation below and plan to attend.  Refreshments, free health screening and vitals checked.  MAKE PLANS TO VISIT ON NOVEMBER 8TH.


by Carol
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October 2018 Newsletter 6

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Please join the Chamber Board in celebrating the Grand Opening of the NAPA Store in Brantley tomorrow, Friday, October 26th – 10 a.m.

The new NAPA store is part of the investment the Byrd family is making
in Brantley, along with the Hardware store that will hopefully open by year’s end.  Please show your support for the Byrd family and Jamie Johnson and their
tremendous financial investment in our county!  They are going to really
change the outlook and appearance in downtown Brantley with their operation.
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The Chamber Board hopes you celebrated on Tuesday with McDonald’s Restaurant as they launched their newly remodeled and techy updated store.  Special prices are available the rest of the week.  If you have not visited the inside of the store recently, you will find digital ordering kiosks that make your visit faster and fun.
Please Calendar:  Grand Opening and Open House for Physicians Choice Dialysis Center on South Forest – Thursday, November 8th – 10 am.  Tours of the facility will be available.  Watch for more information as the date nears.
As always, please find reasons to SHOP LOCAL at all the retail stores in your Crenshaw County town…….good things are happening in our County!!  New donut shop and new coffee house in Luverne, new Sweet Tooth pastry shop in Highland Home…….take advantage of these locally owned businesses and SHOP LOCAL !


by Carol
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October 2018 Newsletter 5

What’s Happening………..Reminder!!Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening  McDONALD’S in Luverne – Tuesday, October 23, 2018….beginning at 4 p.m.- 8 p.m….see attached flyer for specials during the week and details about the day – Prize Wheel, Pancakes $1.99, Drawing for four (4) $50 Visa cards, balloon artist for the kids and a DJ Live Remote.  Please forward flyer and information to friends and family and come celebrate with the Murphy family their newly remodeled facility. 
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The Treats On Us – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – at the Pepsi Pavilion – games for children, tables sponsored by businesses with candy and treats……beginning at 5:30 p.m. thru 7 p.m…….Come enjoy the costumes and fun.  Not too late to sponsor a table……contact the Chamber office at 335-4468 or comment on facebook.

Corner Clock Cafe is open for business and all reports are awesome – stop in and visit and enjoy – corner of 5th and S. Forest, Luverne.  Check out their FB page for more information.
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Grand Opening and Open House – Physicians Choice Dialysis of Luverne – Thursday, November 9, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – Location:  1014 S. Forest Avenue, Luverne.  Attached is the formal invitation.  We will remind you continually until the event on November 8th.  This is a brand new facility and it is exciting they have located in Luverne.
Hurricane Relief – on Facebook, Highland Home School has posted information of items needed in Florida….and they will make their 2nd semi-trailer full delivery this coming Saturday.  Contact the school or Luverne High School for more information on donating to this cause.