WASHINGTON — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released a statement last week announcing a grant in the amount of $2,000,000 for work toward a long-anticipated railroad overpass in downtown Sheffield.

SHOALS – Many of us know about the United Way and have an idea that it works as a conduit with many area not-profits, uniting volunteers and resources to solve community-wide issues.  However, most of the community is not involved past that point, with contributing or volunteering.  

SHOALS - Wilson Dam Rd and Reservation Rd. leading to Wilson Dam are closed once again.  The roadway across the dam will be closed for about two months according to a release from Scott Fiedler, TVA’s Media Relations Director.  The road should reopen October 15 at the latest. 

FLORENCE – The Roundtable of the Alabama Renaissance Faire last week sent a reminder about the August 31 deadline for it’s 2022 poster contest.  

SHOALS – North Alabama Christian Children’s Home is hosting its 6th Annual Ride to the Home on Saturday, August 27, from 11am-1:30pm at the Home, located at 6372 County Road 63 in Florence. This event is free, and is open to anyone.

SHOALS – The Elks National Foundation will award $2.44 million in college scholarships this year to a total of 500 high school students nationwide through its Most Valuable Student Scholarship program.  Any high school senior can apply online at enf.elk.org/MVS.

FLORENCE – The Florence Indian Mound Museum’s Children’s series this Saturday will focus on the Crawfish and its importance in the stories of the Chickasaw and Cherokee.  

ONE HEART QUARTET IS HOSTING ITS 4TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN GOSPEL SINGING on Saturday, August 20 at 6pm at the Central Community Center,  431 County Road 6 in Central Heights.   All proceeds benefit the Central Community Center.  

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

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