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All regular season tournaments are single-day team events held on Saturdays. A mandatory registration and pre-tournament meeting will take place on the preceding Friday, beginning at 5:00 P.M. Each team member must check in in person at the designated site during official registration and present a valid fishing license and proof of boat insurance. See rules for complete details and refund policy.

Lake Jordan registration ends Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at midnight or 200 boats.

Registration & Pre-Tournament Meeting

April 18, 2014
Wetumpka Civic Center
410 South Main Street, 


Wetumpka, AL 36092

Registration: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Pre-Tournament Meeting: 7:00 P.M.

Launch & Weigh In

April 19, 2014
Bonners Landing

Launch will be at safe daylight.
Fish Size: 12 inches on Largemouth and spotted bass
Off-limits Areas: Within 100 yards of the ramp at the State Ramp

Accepted Species

Largemouth, Spotted and Smallmouth bass


For More Information visit: www.AlabamaBassTrail.org

or Contact Kay Donaldson, Program Director at 1-855-934-7425


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Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum now open for Spring, Fridays & Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM and Sundays Noon - 5 PM through June. July - October Hours are Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM. Call 334-567-6463 for more information or to schedule group tours and private functions. www.jasminehill.org

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On behalf of the Wetumpka Indians 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, JV, and Varsity Football programs we would like to extend an invitation to be a part of our 2014-2015 Gold Cards. The Gold Cards offer discounts throughout Wetumpka, Montgomery and Prattville.

 

We give the Wetumpka Business community the first option to be on the card and we would like to highlight your business! There is no fee, the only cost is to honor the discount that you sign up for. It can be anything from a free drink to a percentage off a meal, service or product.

 

The players will start selling these cards in May for $5 each. Last year we sold over 1000 of the cards in our community and this year we would like to double that. Please see the attached flyer for a copy of this years card (still good until July 2014) and the 2014-2015 contract.

 

You may return this form by April 15th by fax to 1-404-649-9691 or mail to:

 Wetumpka Quarterback Club P.O.. Box 72 Wetumpka, AL 36092.

 A scanned copy can be sent to wqcfootball@gmail.com

Please contact Ashley Carter @ 334-414-7479 with questions

 

Thank you for supporting Wetumpka Indians Football!

Jenifer Glover

WQC President

 

 

 




Please help us by sharing this with your employees, friends and family! 

The Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO)

will be hosting a hamburger and hotdog lunch benefiting the

Elmore County Humane Shelter

All proceeds from the lunch will go to the Humane Shelter to

buy supplies needed for the pets at the shelter

 

Join us April 30, 2014

11:00- 2:00

At the Alabama Power Company office at

400 South Main Street, Wetumpka

 

1 hotdog- $5

1 hamburger- $6

1 hotdog and 1 hamburger- $7

 

Each plate will come with baked beans,

chips, dessert and a canned drink

 

To pre-order a plate you may contact:

Wendy Barnes- wlbarnes@southernco.com or 334-206-2512

Kim Adams- kkadams@southernco.com or 334-206-2501

 

Delivery available for 10 plates or more

 



 


Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No

Fury Like a Woman Scorned

April 22 & 23, 7:00 p.m.

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

 

Tyler Perry presents his new stage play. A single woman meets a man online and the madness only begins there!

 

Click here for tickets.

 

An Evening with Nick Saban

April 25, 7:00 p.m.

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

 

Guests will enjoy a special evening of engagement at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center with Nick Saban, current head football coach of the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide and first coach to win four BCS Championship titles. There will be a silentauction before this event in the Atrium. These tickets will make an ideal gift for the Alabama fan on your Christmas list.

 

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Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



 

 National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President.

 

NEWS RELEASE

 
Chris Hudgins, Chief Fraud Investigator with Regions Bank will present a program on “Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud” at the monthly meeting of the Autauga / Elmore Chapter of the National Active/Retired Federal Employees  (NARFE). The meeting is in Millbrook, Alabama at The Front Porch Grill (behind Rite-Aid) at 8:30 AM, Friday April 18, 2014. This is a breakfast/coffee meeting.  The public is invited.  For information, contact Tom Karrh (TomKarrh@hotmail.com ) Ph 334-7992261.


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Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
758 Karrh Rd
Prattville, AL  36067
334-799-2261

www.NARFE.org 



 

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street will bring the exhibition entitled “The Way We Worked” to Wetumpka on May 23. It will be the final appearance for the exhibition in the state.

The traveling exhibition “directly engages small town audiences and brings revitalized attention to underserved rural communities through their own Main Street museums, historical societies and other cultural venues,” according to Museum on Main Street website.

The exhibition was made possible in the state by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. It will be shown in the Elmore County Museum through July 6 with hours for the “The Way We Worked” scheduled for Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The Way We Worked” will feature the following presentations:

• “Working by the River” - a joint endeavor of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery. Encompasses a series of special events that will take place in downtown Wetumpka and throughout the River Region this summer. The Smithsonian exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” has been the impetus and inspiration for a series of other events and exhibitions that will run concurrently.

• “Alabama at Work” - focusing on the history of work in Alabama and specifically Elmore County. The exhibition will feature competitively chosen original artwork depicting the theme and a series of storyboards which will include the history of work in the 180 years of Wetumpka’s history.

• “Dixie Art Colony: a Look at Its Legacy” - the retrospective exhibition will explore the life and work of famed Wetumpka artist Kelly Fitzpatrick who was a founder and mainstay of the Dixie Art Colony on Lake Jordan. The Dixie Art Colony was a place for struggling artists to work, study and play during The Great Depression and into the 1940s.

“Alabama at Work” and “Dixie Art Colony: a Look at Its Legacy” hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in the City of Wetumpka Administrative Building.

Both “Alabama at Work” and “Dixie Art Colony: a Look at Its Legacy” will also explore President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s depression era economic stimulus program the WPA Federal Art Project. Docent tours of “Dixie Art Colony: a Look at Its Legacy” and “Alabama at Work” will be available to the public on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Art Walk” in historic downtown Wetumpka will also be available for viewing at leisure. The works of art are copies of original work submitted by artists and placed in downtown storefront windows. At the same time these exhibitions are in place an extensive calendar of special events is planned, including special tours available in Tallassee and Millbrook, a night of storytelling in Wetumpka and a series of lectures.

-- Information provided by the Alabama Tourism Department


SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT

“Working By the River”

Lecture and Event Schedule

 

**Times and Locations subject to change. Please check website or call to confirm.

 

Saturday May 24th: “Agriculture At Work”

“Agriculture at Work”, an inside look at the local farm.

10:00-11:30 AM

Location TBD.

 

“Container Gardening”

12:00-1:00 PM

Elmore County Extension Office.

340 Queen Ann Rd · Wetumpka

 

Saturday May 31st: “Working in the Digital Age”, a look at how media and pop culture have evolved with technology.

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Wetumpka Herald Office

300 Green Street, Wetumpka

 

Saturday June 7th:  “Working By the River” The modernization of a river town.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Wetumpka Public Library 

212 South Main Street, Wetumpka

 

Saturday June 14: Dixie Art Colony, A Look at Its Lasting Legacy

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery

408 South Main Street, Wetumpka

 

Saturday June 21: “Modern Day Homesteading”, Bee keeping, woodcarving, cheesemakers and more.

10 AM-12:00 PM, Wetumpka Public Library

212 South Main Street, Wetumpka, Al

 

 

Saturday June 28th: “Arts as an Economic Engine”

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

KFMG Memorial Gallery

408 South Main Street

 

 

Friday July 4th: City of Wetumpka Community Reunion and July 4th Celebration

6:00 -9:00 PM, Gold Star Park

Ready Street, Wetumpka

 

Saturday July 6th: “The Heritage of Heirloom Quilting”

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Black History Museum

202 Lancaster Avenue, Wetumpka

 

Interested in volunteering for the Smithsonian Exhibit? Email: info@wetumpkachamber.org for more information.
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Millbrook Community Players Theatre

Click here for a complete 2014 itinerary:

http://www.millbrooktheatre.com/Ticket%20Page.htm




Wetumpka Depot Players
Click here for a 2014 Season listing:

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Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

 

DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan PresentationKick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

 

Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

Development Block Grant

Read the full article here:

                                                                                       

 

SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

 



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ARTWALK WETUMPKA

Artwalk has begun! Big thanks for Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride for bringing art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the beautiful art depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.


RELAY FOR LIFE

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Relay For Life of Elmore-Wetumpka

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Santuck Flea Market

7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

OPEN:  5/3/14,6/7/14, 7/5/14, 8/2/14, 9/6/14, 10/4/14, 11/1/14, 12/6/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

imports, food, and more.The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

Prices: Free admission, free parking available

Phone: 334-567-7400
Link:
Santuck Flea Market

 

Museum on Main Street Smithsonian Exhibit

"The Way We Worked"

Coming Friday, May 23, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

Elmore County Museum, 112 S. Main Street, Wetumpka

 


 


 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Exchange Club Bass Tournament

August 30, 2014

Gold Star Park

Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456