Bayou La Batre, Alabama will be one of 28 Alabama cities offering April Walking Tours throughout the month. The statewide event is held under the direction of the Alabama Department of Tourism and occurs weekly on Saturday mornings at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.. Local historians will guide visitors and community members on a tour of local areas of interest and light refreshments will be offered. The Bayou La Batre tours begin at Mariner Park on Wintzell Avenue near the Wintzell Memorial Bridge. Everyone is invited!
Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff at Anna Booth Elementary School on their recent recognition as a Banner School by the Council for Leadership in Alabama. Lisa Williams, principal, has been an advocate for encouraging both students, and faculty, to reach their highest potential through hard work and dedication to excellence in all areas of learning.
Students and faculty at Dixon Elementary School are excited about a recent beautification project underway on their campus led by horticulture instructor, Jeremy Green and students from the Bryant Center.
Spring sports activities are well underway on all middle and high school campuses and throughout the community recreational facilities and parks in the area. Youth Basketball registration has begun at the Bayou La Batre Community Center. Wee Ball, T Ball and Youth Baseball teams are playing at Zirlott Park in the evenings and on Saturdays; plan to stop by and support the players and coaches when you can!
Alma Bryant High School’s Performing Arts students, in conjunction with the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) at Alma Bryant, presented the Michael Stewart musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” on March 23-25, 2017. More 21st CCLC activities such as; Academic Tutoring, Archery, Chess, Dance, Photography, Underwater Robotics and Zumba are available for students and community members after school, Monday through Friday. Contact Willie Lewis, 21st CCLC director, at (251) 824-3213 for more information.
A very special thank you is extended to Chassidy Bosarge and Danielle Johnson for their volunteer work throughout the City of Bayou La Batre this month. Both ladies have been spending their spare time picking up litter along the waterfront off of Seafood House Road and at the Bayou La Batre City Docks area; their efforts have not gone unnoticed and we truly appreciate their dedication.
In closing, hearty congratulations are extended to Zachary and Jenna Owen Johnson and Stedman and Victoria Strange Rice, on their recent weddings in March; best wishes to both couples!