PROJECTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2018
Adaptive Physical ED Equipment: Funds were used to purchase special playground equipment for handicapped students at Phillip Elementary School in Marion County.
Beautification of Old Lee Hwy: Landscaped, purchase trees, roses, and other plants to be added along Old Lee Highway in the Town of Cherokee in Colbert County and the grant allow for landscaping as well of Main Street.
Building STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering, and math) in Libraries: Funds were used to purchase 185 STEAM books and 55 STEAM activity sets for Marion and Franklin Counties.
Cancer Awareness: Purchase five hundred for shirts for the “Rogersville Cancer Awareness”/Town of Rogersville in Lauderdale County.
City Building Surveillance Camera: Purchase two cameras to enable the city to monitor town building and property in the Town of Hackleburg, Marion County.
Russellville Elementary Classroom Improvements: Purchase Dell Chromebooks for students to use at Russellville Elementary in Franklin County.
Russellville High School Classroom Projectors: Purchase 3 Dell Projectors to be used in classrooms and Optoma Projector to be used in the auditorium at Russellville High School in Franklin County.
Ashridge Fire Dept. Communication Project: Funds were used to purchase eleven Vertex VX-264 radios for Ashridge Fire Department which enable their firefighters to receive calls more efficiently in Haleyville, Winston County.
Computers and Printers: Funds were used to purchase computers and printers for the Town of Brilliant Police Department in Marion County.
Computer Upgrade: Purchase a tv, printer, cameras, and sixteen switch port for technology upgrade for the Guin Police Department in Marion County.
Cover Shed: Funds were used to purchase and install cover sheds for the Town of Double Springs in Winston County.
CPR Training: Purchase CPR equipment to replace damage and outdated equipment for the City of Haleyville Fire Department in Winston County.
Electrical Safety Training: Funds were used by ARTAG to visit seventeen schools (K-12) to teach students safe electrical practices, to check buildings for electrical controls for hot circuits and code-required wiring and make recommendations to administration.
Envirothon: Funds were used to purchase t-shirts and materials in support of the Envirothon events which benefit high school age students as it tests their knowledge and skills in a competition.
Farm City Tours: Funds were used to assist in providing for the cost of nine buses for the tour that was held in conjunction with ALFA’s Farm City Week, led and organized by the Lauderdale County Extension Office.
Fire Dept Smoke Detectors: Funds were used to purchase smoke detectors to be given free to the residents by the Double Spring Police Dept in Winston County and to educate them on fire safety.
Foster Grandparent-Colbert/Lauderdale: Funds help support five Foster Grandparent volunteers in Colbert County Workstations.
Franklin County 4-H Archery Program: Funds were used to bow kit and archery equipment for 4-H Archery Program in Franklin County.
Hamner Memorial Park: Purchase six loads of infield dirt for our ballfields at Hamner Memorial Park in the Town of Arley in Winston County.
Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival: Funds were used for advertising and marketing efforts expanding the coverage area; the festival is held annually in Haleyville in Winston County, this year celebrated 50 years.
Highway 57 Project: Funds were used to assist in the installation of a 6” water main starting at Gravel Hill Road, 2.5 miles down County Road 57 in Franklin County.
H.O.P.E. (Herbs Offering Personal Enrichment): Funds were used to assist in the building of a greenhouse at Florence High School in Lauderdale County.
Horticultural Training Center: Funds were used to assist in building and in the installation of a greenhouse at Lauderdale County High School.
IFDC Feed the Shoals: Funds were used to assist in building a community garden comprised of ten raised beds on land adjacent to IFDC facility, built by 4-H programs and Extension Services in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.
Imagination Library Preschool Literacy: Purchase and mailing of books to participants in the preschool literacy program in Franklin County.
Jerry Brown Arts Festival: Promote Festival to allow rural Northwest Alabama communities and students in Marion County exposure to the arts.
Lynn High School Computer Upgrade: Funds were used to purchase 61 Dell Chromebooks for Lynn High School in Winston County.
Marion County 4-H River Kids: Purchase an enclosed trailer to house Marion County 4-H River kids’ kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices, educational supplies and safety equipment.
MayFest 25th Anniversary: Purchase printed pictures, frames, supplies, MayFest t-shirts, and accessories for the City of Guin in Marion County.
NWAL RC&D Lamb Jam: Funds were used for a WC Handy Music event, that NW RC&D used to promote locally raised lamb, prepared by a local chef.
NWAL RC&D 4-H Summer Programs: Promote the 4-H summer programs in each of our counties: Marion, Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin and Winston.
Oka Kapassa Native Am Festival: Help pay performers, travelers, advertising and hospitality cost during the annual festival in Tuscumbia, Colbert County.
Park Playground Equipment: Funds were used to purchase playground equipment for A. L. Phillips Park in the Town of Lexington, Lauderdale County.
Parking Lot Paving: Pave Brilliant High School parking lot in Marion County; the parking lot had not been paved in over 25 years and had dangerous potholes.
PHS Robotics/Engineering: Purchase a Next Wave CNC machine, laser module and CNC router bits for the Phillip Robotic/Engineering students at Phillips High School in Marion County.
Picnic Area Improvements: Levelling, grading and sodding of the picnic area around the Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield, AL in Colbert County.
Playground Equipment: Purchase playground equipment for the Lynn City Ball Park. Town of Lynn is located in Winston County.
Pre-K Nature Inspired Outdoor Play Area: Purchase sandboxes and sand for the nature-inspired outdoor play at West Elementary School in Franklin County.
Project LifeSaver: Purchase Project Lifesaver equipment for the Winston County Sheriff Dept.
Roxy’s Legend Toyland: Assist in the cost of reviving the musical production of Toyland through Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council in Russellville.
RHS Track & Field Digital Upgrade: Funds were used to purchase a tripod and timing clock for the timing camera for the track event, safety equipment, and tracking equipment for Russellville High School in Franklin County.
School Resource Office Project: Purchase supplies and laptop for school training purposes in the Town of Double Springs in Winston County.
Special Education Projects: Purchase Chromebooks and printers for the special education department at Tuscumbia City Schools in Colbert County.
Sugarplum Marketplace: Funds were used for advertising of the Shoals Junior League annual event (Sugarplum Marketplace) in Lauderdale County.
Super Citizen Program – Franklin County: Funds were used to assist in providing resource kits for schools, funding for the Great Americans Tour, and to provide educational/volunteer material and supplies for K-12 in Franklin County.
Super Citizen Programs – Colbert County: Funds were used to assist in providing resource kits for schools, funding for the Great Americans Tour, and to provide educational/volunteer material and supplies for K-12 in Colbert County.
Swayback Bridge Boat Ramp: Help with repairing and improving the Swayback Bridge boat ramp at Smith Lake in Winston County.
Tailgating with Local Foods: Promote a co-effort tailgating event with Lauderdale SWCD by providing free food prepared by a chef using local food ingredients. The event this year was held at Killen’s Farmers Market.
Virtual Computer Lab: Assist in upgrading and create a state of the art lab with 44 NComputing RX300 at Haleyville Elementary School in Winston County.
World War 1 Project: Designing and building a kiosk that tells the story of the Village built during World War I for officers working on the Wilson Lock and Dam which was originally a munitions plant for World War. The Village is located in Sheffield, Colbert County.