“Nothing makes me happier than to have visitors who come in, and sometimes even those older people that have dementia or younger mentally challenged adults, and you see them see something and they make a connection, and the light bulb goes off, those are my happiest times,” Thomas said.
In a release from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the $494,875 awarded will help provide needy residents with assistance in weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs across the state.
The event, brought to you by the Building Legacy Foundation and Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, will be just one part of “Darlene Clark’s Day” celebrations in the city on June 25th, which also includes a mural reveal in Downtown Dothan at noon with a proclamation read by Mayor Mark Saliba as well as tributes.
“The College is always excited to play a role in educating our youth. Our summer programs provide students with an opportunity to come to our campuses and experience both fun and enriching activities. We hope that new friendships will be made and their passion for learning will grow,” stated Kecia Forehand, WCCD Workforce Development Coordinator.
“Lakepoint State Park has a great reputation as being a family-friendly fishing destination and we want to provide new amenities to the park that will enhance the overall guest experience,” Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship said.
Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a nearly $30,000 grant to support an Opelika program that guides youthful offenders away from unlawful activities and offers them alternatives that can help lead to successful lives.