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August 12, 2013

Progress 2013: Nearby Rickwood Caverns a popular site for Warrior residents

WARRIOR — Another profile of the quality of life in north Jefferson communities from our Progress 2013 edition.

The city of Warrior has a lot to offer to area residents with its parks, senior center, library, and even Rickwood Caverns in its vicinity.

Organizers are working to build a new library that will provide additional activities and will provide more room and other activities to encourage turnout.

The innovative system is a “state of the art library and arts center,” said Anne Jolly, president of the North Jefferson Library Founda­tion.

The idea for an arts center has been a fairly recent idea for the library, which has a partially-staffed arts council. They plan to hold an arts and crafts show there on Aug. 31.

A new library is not the only amenity Warrior has to offer. There is also a senior center which is offering a variety of activities to the city’s senior citizens. A daily lunch is provided along with activities such as exercise classes, informative speakers for seniors, monthly trips to places such as Blue Bell in Sylacauga and card games, dominoes and bingo.

Warrior also offers fun in the sun for families with its outdoor recreation and points of interest, such as nearby Rickwood Caverns.

Sitting right outside the city of Warrior, the caverns are “water-formed” and date back more than 260 million years, according to the park’s website. Guided cave tours, swimming, camping and picnic areas are just some of the things that draw people to this natural wonder.

The city also hosts many areas of recreation for young and old alike, from a track available at the elementary school when school is not in session, to a ball field and playground areas for groups and children.

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