Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce

December 2020 Newsletter 1

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is ON!  The parade will begin at the corner of Franklin and 3rd at 6:00 P.M.  The procession will then follow the traditional route to So Forest Ave. and end at the corner of So Forest and West 6th St.   Entry is free and as always, each participant is encouraged to bring a new toy to be donated to the DHR at the end of the parade route.
Participants are urged to begin lining up as necessary, or 4:30 PM, at the old armory building.  Chamber Board members will be on hand to assist with the lineup.   Ample flood lighting will be provided in the general staging area.  Troy Cable will provide video coverage of the event to be replayed later.   And the top three floats  will be awarded trophies.
The “World’s Longest Small Town Christmas Parade” and the Chamber also ask for your help.  The Chamber is asking everyone – EVERYONE – to participate in a  “Crenshaw Countywide Coverup“.  To be a part of the “Coverup”, we encourage all participants, including observers lining the parade route,  to wear a mask and “Cover Up!”  Regardless of personal feelings or opinions, we encourage everyone to consider others during this Wonderful Christmas Season, and make the “Crenshaw Countywide Coverup” as successful as our county deserves.
See you Thursday…

Donald Nix
President, Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce


from The Carriage House:
                                                                           Shop Local and Win!                 Downtown Luverne, Shop, Treats and contribute to Carriage House Toy Drive.                                                          Friday, December 11th….3:30 – 6:30 p.m.                                          Extended Retail Hours…Flyer attached with details…….

and from LBWCC:
For Immediate Release..December 3, 2020


 LBW Community College has updated the Ability to Benefit requirements to allow an individual without a high school diploma or GED to enroll in a qualifying degree or certificate program.

 “This change in LBW’s policy will not only benefit those who qualify but will also increase the population who holds industry-recognized credentials; therefore, moving toward an increase in our region’s labor force participation rate,” said LBWCC President, Dr. Brock Kelley.

 Ability to Benefit details include:

  • Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be dually enrolled in our Adult Ed program and a CTE program

Career and technical education programs that currently qualify:

  • Advanced EMT
  • Emergency Medical Basic
  • Emergency Medical Associate Degree
  • Welding
  • Associate Degree of Nursing
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Computer Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Office Administration
  • Must take the Accuplacer Ability to Benefit test and score Reading Test (233), Writing Test (235), Arithmetic Test (230)

 “Ultimately, our goal is to help our students gain technical skills, giving them an opportunity to earn sustainable wages within our region,” stated Kelley.

 Students who meet the Ability to Benefit requirements can apply for Federal Pell Grant and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) tuition assistance. The LBWCC Adult Education and Workforce Development office is available to help students register for a career pathway program and enroll in courses.  Anyone interested in enrolling can contact Instructional Coordinator, Kelsi Scruggs at (334) 881-2231 or
Thank you,

Maggie JonesPublic Information Officer/Director of MarketingLurleen B. Wallace Community Collegep:334.881.2221  c: 334.804.4191a:P.O. Drawer 1418, Andalusia, AL  e:

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