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Elmore County
Countywide Clean-up Days
To better serve citizens, the Elmore County Commission is partnering with Advanced
Disposal to host free Countywide Clean-up Days. Every other odd numbered month
(normally on the second Saturday), Elmore County residents are invited to bring all
household and lawn trash to the cleanup sites.
All tree limbs must be no longer than four feet and no more than six inches in diameter.
Items that will not be accepted include appliances, batteries, paints or thinners, oils and
gases. The cleanup is for residents; sorry no contractors.
In addition to the above mentioned items, you may drop off recyclable materials during
these same hours at these sites. The recyclable materials accepted are paper, plastics 1
and 2, cardboard, aluminum, and tin cans. For more recycling opportunities, please visit
www.elmoreco.org.
The Elmore County Commission offers this service FREE of charge to citizens.
For more information please contact Advanced Disposal at 252-0458.

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Old Highway Department in Kent (GPS 32.620, -85.950)
 From Tallassee, follow Hwy 229 N towards Kent. Turn left at the 4-way stop onto
Channa Creek Rd (CR-44). Location is 100 yards on the right across from the
softball field.
 From Eclectic, follow Channa Creek Rd past Weldon Rd. Location will be on the left
just before the intersection of Hwy 229 and Channa Creek Rd. across from the
softball field.
Old Highway Department Shop in Holtville (GPS 32.637, -86.329)
 From Hwy 111 N to Slapout, turn right onto Hogan Rd. Location is on the right.
 From Deatsville, take Hwy 143S to Coosa River Rd. Turn right onto Holtville Rd.
Turn left onto Hogan Rd. Location is on the right.
Crenshaw Park, 1371 Crenshaw Rd, Wetumpka (GPS 32.586, -86.265)
 From Holtville, follow Hwy 111 and turn right onto Crenshaw Rd. Location is past
Cain Rd on the right.
 From Wetumpka, follow Hwy 111 and turn left onto Crenshaw Rd. Location is past
Chapel Rd on the left.
2014 SCHEDULE
LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
Elmore County
Countywide Clean-up Days 2 Approved on 11/25/2013
Old Sweeten School (GPS 32.556, -86.370)
 Hwy 14 towards Millbrook. Turn right on Ingram Rd. (CR-3). Go past Myrick Rd to
an abandoned lot on the right before Harris Rd.
 From Millbrook, take Hwy 14 and turn left on Ingram Rd. Go past Myrick Rd to an
abandoned lot on the right before Harris Rd.
CEWSA Redland Rd Facility (GPS 32.509, -86.119)
 Near Intersection of Dozier, Firetower, & Redland Rd. Follow Redland Rd. N.
Location is on the left just before Windy Ridge Rd.
Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center (GPS 32.469, -86.107)
 From Rifle Range Rd to Old Ware Rd. before Emerald Mountain Parkway. Location
is on the left on Maple Crest Cr.
County Judicial Complex, 8935 US Highway 231, Wetumpka (GPS 32.564, -86.195)
 Hwy 231N across from Tutwiler Prison. Take 2nd left into the Judicial Complex
north parking lot.
 From Hwy 231 S take the 1st right into the Judicial complex north parking lot.
Shaylee's Place Service Station, 17047 US Highway 231, Titus (GPS 32.667, -86.253)
 From Wetumpka, follow Hwy 231 N to Titus. Location is just before the intersection
of Hwy 231N & Titus Rd. on the left side of Hwy 231.
Old Central Transfer Station (GPS 32.678, -86.117)
 Follow Hwy 9 to W Central Rd (CR-80). Location is at the corner of CR-80 and Mt.
Zion Rd.
Annex Building Town of Elmore, 485 Jackson St, Elmore (GPS 32.541, -86.315)
 From Hwy 14W & Hwy 143, turn left on AL-14 W/AL-143S towards Millbrook.
Turn right on Politic Rd. Cross the railroad tracks and take immediate right onto
Jackson St. Town Hall is on left and location is in the parking lot past Town Hall.
 From Deatsville, follow Hwy 143S, turn right on Politic Rd. Cross the railroad tracks
and take immediate right onto Jackson St. Town Hall is on left and location is in the
parking lot past Town Hall

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Elmore County Emergency Management Agency
Safety Preparedness Fair
Wetumpka Lowe's Parking Lot

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Event Name:

STOCKTON SAWMILL DAYS

Hosted By:

Stockton Heritage Association

Mailing Address:


P. O. Box 127

Stockton, AL 36579

Contact:

Lynn H. Bozone

Phone:

251-937-3738

Where:

 Baldwin County's Bicentennial Park in Stockton, AL, 1.5 Miles North of I-65 on St. Hwy 225

eMail:

lbozone0@gmail.com

DATE OF EVENT:


NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Hours: 9:00 -4:00 PM

Admission: Adults $10, $15 at Gate, Children (6 yrs to 12 yrs) $5, under 6 yrs old Free

Comments:

All proceeds go to helping us get a museum in our community. Thank you for your time and support.


2nd Annual Stockton Sawmill Days, Nov. 1, 2014, Stockton, AL -Step back in time as Stockton celebrates its history and heritage as a sawmill town. Draft animals pulling logs; professional lumberjacks demonstrating log-rolling, pole-climbing, crosscut sawing, & boom-walking, lumberjack sport camp where pros teach young & old art of log rolling & crosscut sawing; living history demonstrations - basket making, spinning, weaving, horseshoeing, blacksmithing, syrup making, gristmill, Indian camp, cooking in cast iron pots, piney wood oxen & sheep & others. Churn butter, shell corn, gather eggs, hunt for treasure in sawdust pile. Juried “folk art”. Live music. Buck dancing contest. “Hayride History Tour” of park compliments of Bald. Co. Dept. Archives & History. Flap jacks & syrup, sawmill biscuits, tomato gravy, fried catfish & cheese grits, cracklings, turnip greens, corn bread, BBQ, funnel cakes, buttermilk pie, plus: For more info. or to purchase earlybird tickets on line - www.stocktonsawmilldays.org



 

For More Information on Wetumpka Senior Center's Calendar of Events, Click Here:

http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=522

 


                                          









Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum now open  July - October 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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Humane Society of Elmore County Events Click Here



Alabama Bass Trail Events Click Here



Alabama Cooperative Extension System  - Elmore County Extension Activities & Events Click Here


   Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, Millbrook Events Click Here


Wetumpka Depot Players Events Click Here


Millbrook Community Players Events Click Here


Venture Outdoors TV Show featuring Wetumpka, AL Click here








 

 Well folks it’s that time of year again for the Titus Fire Departments MAZE OF TERROR ranked as one of the best haunted houses in Alabama. This is our 13th year of operation and I feel this year will be one of our best, hands down. Admission this year is $10 per person with plenty of free parking and a great concession stand with all kinds of food and drinks. We will be open every Friday & Saturday night starting Oct. 3rd and ending Nov 1st. Our times will be from 7PM to midnight.This will be a totally hair rising experience throughout the entire house plus an Enchanted Forest of the dead. We have had too many people who could not make it pass room 3 and there is 10 rooms in all plus the Enchanted Forest. This house is not for YOUNG CHILDREN. Also noAlcohol or Firearms aloud on the grounds. We can only allow 5 people in at a time so if you have a big group (Please work it out before you get to the door.)
BECAUSE IT WILL SCARE THE YELL OUT OF YOU

Directions from Major Interstate: take US Hwy 231 north out of Wetumpka and follow the 4 lane until it turns into a two lane and go 6 miles and turn left at Kim’s Conoco Station on to Titus Rd. (Co Rd. 29) and go approximately 6 miles and you will see the signs. From Clanton, take hwy 31 south to Co. Rd.22 and turn left, go approximately 14 miles to Kelly’s crossroads, there will be a caution light there, turn right on Co. Rd. 29 and go approximately 8 miles and you will see the signs.
Call for more information 334-399-0623 or 300-6857. If anyone above the age of 18 would like to volunteer to help in our rooms please call.

 

 
The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.





Thank you to our amazing volunteers who made Craterfest possible! Our Craterfest Committee gave unselfishly of their time and their talents for months prior to Craterfest and then giving up family time on Easter weekend.
They are the best volunteers any organization could ever have!
They are: Chairwoman Teresa Roberson of Southeastern Business Printers without whom none of this would be possible - her commitment and desire to see things through delivered a smooth running, well-coordinated event, Head of Security Eric Hyde & family, Electrical Assistance Randy Morgan, Kidzone and Volunteer Coordinator Missy Rhoades, Merchandise Coordinator Charlotte Hart, Stage Assistance Sharon Brooks and Karen Brooks, Vendor Check-In Jenifer Glover, Vendor Logistics Frank Berterelli, Casino Shuttle Liasion Johnny Steadham, Hotel Coordinators Tracy Hart, Chris Singleton & Lynn Woodcock from Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Crater Tour & Artwork Exhibit Coordinator Marilee Tankersley, Vendor Check In Gwen Turner, VIP Tent Coordinator Kathy Holt & Kathleen Holt, Merchandise Coordinator Kim Butler, Overnight Security Help Chesmon Guthery & Ben Coley, Vanessa Rohan & family, Jared Gallops, Ben Alford, Electrician Andy Brantley, Tiffany Robinson and Randy from the City with his crew of city employees, Barry Chrietzberg, Chief Celia Dixon, Asst. Chief Crenshaw and all their wonderful security officers, Martha Dykes, Jimmy Collier, Marlene Goodman, William Holt, Walt Lynch, Richard Roberson, Michael Young, FireChief Willis, Sharon & Mike Lewis, Sheryl Reeves, Tori & Loren Steadham, William Holt, Debbie Collier and all the Kidzone volunteers. We appreciate everyone's help and commitment to making Craterfest a successful annual event - even through river flooding the week of Craterfest and day-long downpours the day before or locating last minute fans to blow away the flying bugs during the concerts...we made it through and it was an event to remember. Thank you Volunteers! We love you! We will have a Craterfest wrap-up party soon. Watch this post for details!


 

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. (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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

www.NARFE.org 



 



 

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 Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.





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Santuck Flea Market

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

OPEN:  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

 



 


 


 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

The Wetumpka Exchange Club Bass Tournament

Saturday, September 5, 2015

6 AM -2 PM

Gold Star Park

1st Place $2,000

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




Coosa River Challenge XII, October 4, 2014   


Wetumpka, Alabama City of Natural Beauty

  

2014 Race Details

What
3-6 hours of mountain biking, trail running, river paddling with lots of special tests throughout.  The format is 2-person teams male/female/co-ed or individual and the course is friendly enough to be finished by the novice racer, while challenging enough for the veteran adventure racer.  We expect the top teams to finish in about 4 hours with the majority of racers to have finished in 6 hours.  The route incorporates the last of the whitewater of Alabama's major river systems and finishes in historic downtown Wetumpka.

When
Saturday, October 4, 2014

REGISTER HERE

Entry Fee

DATES (2014)INDIVIDUALSTEAMS
April 22 - June 22$75$130
June 23 - August 23$100$150
August 24 - September 24$110$175


Packet pick up will be at the pre party friday October 3, 2014 at 6:00-9:00 at Coosa River Adventures. Detailed info about challenges will be provided as well as food, drink and entertainment.

General race day timeline Saturday morning:
6:00 am - Last Minute registration and packet pickup if you missed Friday night event.

7:00 am - All racers at Goldstar Park for bike drop-off and race briefing then transport (big yeller schoolbus) to race start. (Please be on time)

8:30 am - Race Start at Swayback Bridge Trailhead

If you need any directions to any of the race locations, check out the map below.

Other questions, just create a forum post and we'll see if we can get it answered.

Below is a general map of the race course...Green is start, Red is morning meeting point and finish. Yellow is Friday night.


View CRC Adventure Race in a larger map

RULES

To assist in race planning; There is only one official race transition area which is located at the Swayback trailhead. The run and the bike will start and finish from here. You will be allowed to leave one gear bag at this location during the race for transition purposes. Gear bags and bikes will be transported back to the finish at Gold Star park after the biking is completed. Whatever you take with you after the biking portion on your way down to the kayak/canoe leg will remain with you until you arrive at Goldstar park, so plan accordingly..
Note: The boat leg ends at Goldstar park where you will find the long awaited finish line. You can choose to leave more equipment along the course, but race organizers are not liable for any equipment left at any point other than the official transition area.

Race planning is just about complete, but we reserve the right to keep the lid on a few surprises (that’s why its called an Adventure race right?). But I’m sure you wouldn’t want it any other way. Anyway, Here is what we will disclose:
• Run; distances is approx. 3-4 miles at the start with about 2-3 more added in throughout.
• Bike; distance around 8 miles.
• 7 mile kayak/canoe down the Coosa river
Note: Canoes/2-man-sit-on-top and indivual kayaks will be available on a first come/first serve basis. Due to logistics, we will not be accepting specific boat type requests. (Teams must use team boats, a team can’t use two individual kayaks)
• Finish at Goldstar Park

Challenge Details:
Several challenges will be revealed at racetime.

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Introduction
These rules are to ensure the safety and integrity of the race. They will be enforced the race staff and volunteers. Any protests can be made after completion of the race to the race director. All decisions by the race director are final.

Boat Information

Like last year, competitors are not restricted to certain types of canoes/kayaks. Hey we’re all about fun and keeping it simple; If it floats you you can use it. Race qualified boats may be rented at a discount at the time of registration – either online, or mail-in. Boat rental is $35 for teams, and $25 for individuals.

Disqualification

  • Failure of a team to pass through each checkpoint in order.
  • Using a mode of travel other than the one specified for each leg.
  • Any travel other that human powered travel.
  • Littering on the course.
  • Assistance by anyone not competing in the race (this includes support crew) outside of the Transition Areas.
  • Missing checkpoint
  • Disobeying instructions from a race official
  • Unauthorized road/trail travel
  • Non-assistance to a person in danger
  • Not wearing or improperly wearing a life jacket in the boat
  • Not wearing a helmet while on the bike
  • Violation over the identity of a competitor or change of a team member during race
  • Removing/altering a punch device, trail sign or marking
  • Travel on Unauthorized/Restricted route

30 Minute Penalty

  • Teammates not staying within 100 feet of each other.
  • Teams not staying on the prescribed course.

15 Minute Penalty

Gear

Racers should prepare for 4-6 hours of hydration such as camelbacks, electrolytes, fuel, etc. We will have a water station at the Swayback Bridge trail. Racers will also need to bring a compass for the orienteering challenge.

Directions

Wetumpka, Alabama – 32.54°N, 86.21°W

Distance from:
Birmingham: 95 Miles
Mobile: 175 Miles
Jackson: 265 Miles
Atlanta: 170 Miles

Use the Google map above for detailed driving directions to Coosa River Adventures - the site of the pre-race registration on Friday night (Yellow Marker).

Places to Stay

Camping is available at the race registration site (Coosa River Adventures)

Detailed Lodging Information: TheRiverRegionOnline Lodging Page

For more information, contact info@coosariverchallenge.com  




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LAKE JORDAN BASS TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 14, 2015

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 2015 rules for complete details and refund policy.

Registration & Pre-Tournament Meeting

February 13, 2015
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

February 14, 2015
Boat Check &amp: Bonners Landing & State Boat Ramp

Blast-off & Weigh In – All Anglers
State Boat Ramp
Boat Ramp Road

Fish Size: 12 inches on Largemouth and spotted bass
Off-limits Areas: Within 100 yards of the ramp at the State Boat Ramp

Accepted Species

Largemouth, Spotted and Smallmouth bass

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1-866-WIND-360
100 River Oaks Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092
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