Remembering the sacrifices that were made to assure our freedoms.
The Smith Lake Civic Association coordinates cleanups and installs fish habitats around the lake. On June 20, members spent the day creating and installing structures made from bamboo, that fish will use for shelter and spawning purposes. Cawaco is proud to support this project!
PAUL KENNEDY IS ADDED TO THE RC&D HALL OF FAME
Our Board Member and former Coordinator Paul Kennedy was added to the RC&D Hall of Fame on April 9. 2019! CONGRATULATIONS PAUL KENNEDY!
We attended the street party and lighting of the historic Alabama Theatre sign last night! Cawaco is proud to help with the funding of the restoration of this historic icon!
Congratulations to the graduating class of the Blount County 9-1-1 EMT Academy! Blount County residents are blessed to have dedicated first responders as well as legislators devoted to their welfare! Cawaco granted Blount County 9-1-1 a grant to train these EMT's. We would like to thank Representative David Standridge ,Senator Shay Shelnut and Cawaco Board member Doug Smith for identifying worthwhile community projects that fit within our mission.
Another success story! Cawaco granted Manna Farms a grant to purchase the materials to construct and cover a greenhouse.
Manna grows fresh fruits and vegetables for families in need. Everything grown at Manna Farms goes to a food share program and is distributed to about 100 families a week.
We visited with Walker County Conservation District last week and got a short demonstration of the Phantom 4 Quadricopter Drone that the district purchased with a Cawaco grant. The drone will be used to assist landowners with conservation practices and will be used for educational school programs.
Live drone footage will provide landowners and property managers with an additional conservation tool to manage their property in a more environmentally sustainable way. Live video footage allows for crop surveillance and erosion control assistance while reducing time and resources that would be spent identifying threats and problems on the ground.
We went to Blount County yesterday to celebrate the completion of the ADA compliant restroom at Blountsville Historical Park, and the security system at the Blount County Agriculture Center. Thanks to all the community members and legislators for making Blount County a wonderful place to live, work and visit! The volunteer at the historical park dedicated 700 hours to this project. Many thinks to Senators Shellnut and Scoefield, congressmen Standridge and Shedd, and local leadership!
The Blount 9-1-1 EMT Academy concluded April 28, after completing 14 weeks of student training on basic emergency medical care. Seven Blount County fire departments participated and eleven students graduated.
The successful completion of this class will permit graduates access to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians test, which will allow for state EMT license. Cawaco provided funding for the textbooks used in this course.
A little help makes a big difference! Look what Allgood VFD did with a small grant from Cawaco! The purchased updated communications equipment, purchased a CPR manikin, and trained 48 citizens how to do CPR. Partners: Town of Allgood, Blount County Economic Development Council and Alabama Guardrail.