The mission of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is to create programs and events that will help retain and expand the existing business communities, attract new businesses and residents, and improve the quality of life in Crenshaw County.
We invite you to explore these pages, follow our Calendar of Events and visit the many communities in Crenshaw County, including Luverne, Brantley, Highland Home, Dozier, Glenwood. You will find friendly people, outstanding educational opportunities, sports programs, Senior Citizen outreach, outstanding medical, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and retail and industry to benefit everyone.
On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the Chamber Board of Directors hosted the 6th Annual Tree Lighting in downtown Luverne. Festivities included singing by the Crenshaw School choirs led by Mr. Jim Head, hanging of ornaments decorated by kindergarten children from all four Crenshaw County schools. President Don Nix counted down to the tree lighting performed by Mrs. Sandy Walker, the 2015 Citizen of the Year. Hot chocolate and fellowship kept the parents and children and local residents busy. Downtown merchants remained open until 7:30 p.m. for shopping convenience.
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the Chamber hosted the Annual Christmas Parade. The parade lasted over an hour and many beautiful floats, marching groups, queens from all four schools and individuals kept the parade watchers entertained. All participants in the parade are asked to donate toys for DHR Toy Drive and the boxes were full! Over 136 motorcycles brought up the rear of the parade and they contributed toys also. The Chamber thanks all who participated for a wonderful event.
Our 6th Annual Festival was a success story considering a change in the date from Labor Day Weekend to the Last Saturday in September and a change in the venue to Turner Park in Luverne. The weather was one of the factors in the change and Saturday, September 26th was a great day. Craft vendors were comfortable, food vendors sold out, entertainment was exciting and included SeBang Cloggers, E-Town teenage band from Enterprise, Alabama, cheerleaders and dance teams from Crenshaw County schools and a beauty pageant with 31 entrants. The car show had many new cars and was well attended. Kids activities included a fish pond with prizes, a bean bag toss game, blow ups and the best of all, the Boll Weevil Choo Choo trackless train on which to ride. All in all, a wonderful day. Thanks to all who helped and participated.
Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, a long time employer in Luverne, joined the Chamber and we welcome this historic company. Sister Schubert’s has been a supporter of Chamber events such as the Tree Lighting, but became a member recently. We appreciate their support!!
Join fellow Chamber members and the public for an evening of “tasting” from Crenshaw County restaurants and caterers. Our 3rd annual Taste of Crenshaw was opened to the public for the first time and the response was overwhelming. Participating restaurants were: Dinner Table, Pizza Hut, Hardees, Micki’s Munchies, Amazing Grace Cafe, Pepsi-Cola of Luverne, Mainstreet Sweets, Sydney’s Catering, Coco Mommas Family Dining…..fantastic food, door prizes all donated by the Chamber……entertainment by Scott Fowler, who sang and played the guitar and was a wonderful addition to the evening.
On February 26, 2015, Mrs. Sandra A. Walker, was honored by the Chamber as Citizen of the Year. Sandy, as she is most often referred to by name, is most often described by friends and family as driven, community-minded, people oriented and a philanthropist. She is married to Dr. Patrick Walker, physician in Luverne. Her accomplishments are many…….her friends are many and devoted…….and her community spirit is legend. Congratulations to Sandy Walker (Coach).
Lonnie Shoup of H & R Block, was recognized in January as one of the Top 100 Performers among over 4,000 H & R Block franchises. This award recognizes individuals who have shown leadership traits and service to their community, outstanding return growth and client satisfaction. Congratulations Lonnie!!
Way to Go Belles
As you are aware, the Chamber’s Belle/Beau program is very important to our overall emphasis on community involvement. We want to announce their accomplishments as soon as possible upon their achieving special awards and recognitions.
Congratulations to Cassidy Catrett – Brantley – Cassidy was a Gold Individual Winner and Bronze Team Winner at the National Livestock Evaluation Competition in Louisville, KY.
Congratulations to Mallory Gomillion – Luverne – recently voted 2014 Teen Miss Relay for Life .
Sarah Catherine Snellgrove had an outstanding swim meet recently at the 2014 Wiregrass Peanut Invitational Swim Meet – she was the overall winner in her age group, swimming in many different events. Sarah Catherine swims with the Unified Troy Swim Team.
The Chamber is very proud of these fine women and looks forward to publishing many more accomplishments from the Belle/Beau group.
Pepsi Co has named Pepsi-Cola of Luverne, its Bottler of the Year for 2013. This award is most prestigious due to the fact that the winner is chosen from all the bottlers in the United States. Pepsi-Cola of Luverne has been a runner up three times in the last four years, which is an honor by itself. This year, Pepsi-Cola of Luverne was one of three (3) finalists who were chosen for outstanding franchise performance including customer service, retail and foodservice execution, quality and community support. Congratulations to this long time Chamber member and great community contributor.
To be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8 a.m. in Luverne. Festival Chairman is Jackie Powell. For information contact the Chamber office at 334-335-4468. Food, Crafts, Car Show, 5K Run, Beauty Pageant, Kids Crafts…….come join the fun!!
Alabama’s U S Senator Jeff Sessions will be in Luverne on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in the small auditorium in the Crenshaw County Courthouse to meet with business leaders.