The monthly Bibb County Chamber of Commerce Coffee social was held and hosted this morning by the Cahaba Lily Center in West Blocton. The attendance was excellent. Guests were welcomed by Chamber Board Chairman Steven Carroll and Chamber Executive Director Valerie Cook.
The current Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman, Steven Carroll, is a resident of Woodstock. His family owns and operates Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair on Highway 11 in Woodstock.
Mrs. Myrtle Jones spoke about the Cahaba Lily Center, the annual Cahaba Lily Festival and told guests that they have now been able to obtain copyrights to the images they have produced for the Cahaba Lily. The center is presently seeking grant funds to help offset the costs of repairing or replacing the roof for their building.
Walter Sansing, a resident of West Blocton, and a former Bibb County Commissioner attended. Walter graduated from West Blocton High School. He was one of four 1957 graduates of WBHS to receive a football scholarship to the University of Alabama. Only he and his teammate Tommy White are still living. They have been invited to participate at halftime with the Class of 1961 players that played for Coach Bryant and will be on the field at halftime. According to Walter this will happen this Saturday, at the Sept. 15 game.
Mrs. Kristy Allen, a resident of West Blocton is the Sponsor for the Bibb Belles. Her daughter, Katie Allen is currently the Cahaba Lily Queen. Katie plans to enter the University of Alabama and hopes to attend the UA school of Law. The Bibb Belles presently have young ladies participating from West Blocton and Bibb County high schools. They hope to add additional participation from Cahaba Christian.
Other guests today included: Tracy Griffin from Brent-Centreville Library, Jami Carlee from Bibb Medical Center, Charles & Linda Caddell, Jennifer Lawley from First Financial Bank, Roger Brothers, Patricia Sellers from First US Bank, Hilary Hua and Jeff Parker from Farmers Insurance, Debbie
Clements from Bibb Co. Soil & Water, Patrick and Grant Smith from Servpro, Bruce Till and Jim Oakley from Trustmark Bank, Craig Cargile, Charles Allen, Derek Reeves from Bibb Co. Commission, Katie Allen, Kristy Allen, Walter Sansing, Mayor Terry Morton City of Centreville, Fred Lynch West Blocton City Council, Courtney Allen Cahaba Medical Care.
The October Coffee will be at Trustmark Bank (Sponsor) and November will be at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored by ServPro. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend.