Before the Celebration on the Green kicked off, another important event took place Saturday: a ribbon cutting. Community leaders and others gathered to celebrate the completion of the Cahaba Blueway backed Riverwalk and canoe/kayak launch in Centreville.
Among those in attendance were Dr. John Waits and Patricia Cade of Cahaba Medical, Mayor Terry Morton and Councilman Don Mack of Centreville, Councilman Tom Owings of Brent, Dr. Randy Haddick and Gordon Black of the Cahaba River Society, and Iris Korthauer of the Autauga Creek Improvement Society drove up from Prattville to see the new launch “and be inspired.”
The project has spanned more than 2.5 years in all, with the final push coming in the last 8 months as project managers battled the weather tearing things up at the park. In all, the project cost over $200,000 but is expected to bring new economic growth and development as outdoors enthusiasts around the state learn of its existence and come to Bibb County. Cahaba Blueway (visit here for river and launch maps and more) has modeled its program after others across the nation that have proven positive economic impacts in the communities where they are based.