Public input sought for state bicentennial
BY Jan Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daleville mayor’s office will host a public information session regarding plans for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration on Wednesday, April 27th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Daleville Cultural and Convention Center. The program is free and open to everyone interested.Beginning in 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will kick off a three-year commemoration period and launch significant projects and initiatives—such as traveling history exhibitions and professional development for teachers—that will serve the entire state. Local communities, though, will be the heart of the commemoration, and the information session will outline plans, share ideas and discuss resources designed to support activities for towns and cities.The session will also help organizations, businesses, churches and other groups think about how they would like to participate.From family reunions to school service projects, from museum exhibitions to common reading programs, and from recipe collections to oral history interviews, there will be many ways that individuals, groups and communities can involve themselves in the state’s milestone birthday.In 2013, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission was established by the governor and the legislature to begin planning for the state’s 200th anniversary.For more information about the bicentennial, visit www.Alabama200.org, or call 334-242-1614. If you intend to participate, we would like to ask you to RSVP so that we are able to accommodate everyone!