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Rockford awarded beautification grant
By Crystal Glenn
On June 19, beginning at 8 a.m. the Town of Rockford will be working together to plant a vegetable garden and flower beds at the old school, now the Rockford Senior Center and the Rockford Community Center. On the same day, flowers will be planted in the town park.
This project is being funded by a grant that was awarded to the town by the Coosa County Extension Office and the RC&D Council. The town will initially spend the funds to complete the project and the grant funds will reimburse the cost of the project up to $1200.
This project is part of a longer-term goal to revitalize and enhance this area of town so that it may be used and enjoyed by the community as a whole.
This grant is not the only one that the town has applied for over the last couple of months. There is an application processing for grants through the Alabama Power Foundation. One grant is in the amount of $1000 and would be used to continue the beautification efforts and to enhance common areas around town.
The other grant is in the amount of $2500 and it would be used to update the “Welcome to Rockford” signs that currently exist north and south of town on U.S. Highway 231. It would also add welcome signs on Highway 22 both east and west coming into town.
Volunteers are needed for the workday on June 19. Several families have already signed up to work but more is needed and encouraged. Bring your kids and get your hands dirty for your town. Those interested in volunteering should call town hall at 256-377-4911 and speak to Jennifer.