Gardendale Fire and Rescue

Gardendale Fire and Rescue was excited to received its new rescue unit. 

Many of you read the article about BJ Cotton in the Winter edition of North Jefferson Magazine. Cotton is on a quest to hike 2200 miles for 22 veterans that left us too soon from suicide as a result from PTSD. He had to stop his hike due to health concerns, but will begin it again on Friday, March 1.

BJ covets our prayers as he continues his walk honoring these soldiers and their families.

You can keep up with BJ on his "Cotton Tales From the Trail" Facebook page or on bj.athiker.cotton on instagram.

God bless you, BJ Cotton, and all you are doing.

Snow Rogers Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Snow Rogers Elementary School Science Olympiad for placing in the following events in Reginas held at Jacksonville High School.

Don’t Bug Me- 5th Place

How Do You Spell Science- 1st Place

Space Invaders- 3rd Place

Happening at Your Library This Week:

Tuesday, February 26: The STEAM Lab 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 27: Story Time 9:30 a.m.

Gardendale Senior Center

The Gardendale Senior Center had it’s annual Valentine’s Celebration on February 14th. Mayor Stan Hogeland was on hand to read the proclamation and crown Paul and Geraldine Simpson, King and Queen, and Thomas Clevenger and Ruth Miller Prince and Princess.

A spaghetti dinner was served along with party favors and candy.

Guests enjoyed games and door prizes.

The Senior Center is open to all seniors 60 and up. A nutritious hot meal is provided daily at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays at 12:30 p.m. the center offers yoga, and there are fitness classes on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Yoga and fitness classes are conducted by Lisa Sims and Rose Brigham from the Gardendale Civic Center. On Thursdays, Tai Chi is offered for the center’s nutrition members.

For more information about the Senior Center and the many programs and activities offered, contact Peggy Burgess at 631-7240.

Mark your calendar:

•Sunday, March 10: Clocks Spring Forward!

•Sunday, April 21: Easter!

•Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 for the Gardendale Magnolia Festival. This year in honor of Alabama’s bicentennial several artisans will have demonstrations, including Burton Pottery L&P and Deibert Knives. Blacksmith, wood carver, potter and Forge in Fire Champion Mike Deibert.

Happy Birthday

Congratulations to Tiffany Mitchell Wiginton formerly of Gardendale who celebrated her February 25 birthday with a family trip to Pigeon Forge.

Tiffany enjoyed her weekend with her husband, Barry Wiginton, and children, Beckham and Emersyn Quinn. The family will welcome a little Wiginton in May!

Happy Birthday and many more!

Prayer Breakfast

Local ministers attended the Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 22nd.

Tony Cooper of Jimmie Hale Mission was the special guest speaker and Elissa Nation, Kaye Gurley and Byran Knox provided the musical entertaiment.

Gardendale Fire and Rescue

The Gardendale Fire and Rescue is excited to receive their new unit that was purchased in 2018 along with an E-one fire engine which is currently being built and should arrive late summer/early fall 2019.

They would like to thank Mayor Stan Hogeland, Council President Alvin Currington, as well as, Allen Jerkins, Adam Berendt, Greg Colbert,Will Hardiman for the purchase of this much needed apparatus so they can continue to provide the best possible emergency services to the citizens of Gardendale.

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