Loxley kicks off Bicentennial with events at historic park

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Posted 2/7/18

LOXLEY, Alabama — The Town of Loxley’s Bicentennial Committee has events planned for 2018 and 2019. The kick-off event will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. in Cedar Street Park on Relham …

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Loxley kicks off Bicentennial with events at historic park

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LOXLEY, Alabama — The Town of Loxley’s Bicentennial Committee has events planned for 2018 and 2019. The kick-off event will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. in Cedar Street Park on Relham Street.

Cedar Street is Loxley’s first park and will be honored by the Town of Loxley and Friends of Cedar Street Park with a Historical Marker, Bicentennial Tree and Flower Garden. The park was established in 1958 with a beautiful pavilion and playground and has provided residents a tranquil site for family reunions, picnics and birthday parties.

The ceremony will include Mayor Billy Middleton presenting a proclamation, Girl Scouts flag presentation, the introduction of a new neighborhood association called the Friends of Cedar Street Park, a musical program by the Loxley Elementary Glee Club and refreshments provided after the ceremony in the pavilion. A focal point of the celebration will be the Bicentennial Covered Wagon selling the Bicentennial Cookbook (a reprint of a 1925 United Methodist Church of Loxley cookbook) and Bicentennial T-shirts.

Future events and opportunities regarding volunteering, donating and sponsorships will be announced. Everyone will be invited to become a member of the Friends of Cedar Street Park. The Girl Scouts will be earning points for their badges as volunteers and will have an exhibit which includes how they earned their Bicentennial Badge. Of course, since it is “cookie time,” they will be selling their Girl Scout Cookies.

“With this event, we are not only celebrating Alabama’s 200th Birthday, but honoring a special park,” Middleton said. “We have the opportunity to re-connect with our neighbors, revitalize Cedar Street Park and the community of Loxley.”