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Community connections highlighted at June’s Greater Coosa Valley Chamber Coffee event


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Every second Tuesday of the month means it’s time for the Greater Coosa Valley Chamber Coffee, and that’s always an outstanding opportunity to connect with so many aspects of the community.

Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC) hosted the Tuesday, June 11 Chamber Coffee at the Childersburg Recreation Center, shining the spotlight on a pair of affiliate divisions – Coosa Valley Technologies and Coosa Valley Propane.

“We have completed the rollout of our broadband internet to our entire electric footprint,” explained Marketing Manager Jeremy Wise. “That means that anyone inside our electric footprint can be connected to our fiber optic broadband network. It also means that those adjacent to our footprint can apply to add our broadband service.”

Wise went on to announce a “Connect Community” event on Friday, June 21, at the CVEC headquarters in Lincoln.

“It will be a fun activity that highlights our Coosa Valley Propane services,” said Wise.

Childersburg Councilman Bill Moody provided an update on several important projects within the city

“The College Park residential development is continuing to move forward, and I spoke last week to the developer of a housing project across from Childersburg High School that will break ground very soon,” noted Moody.

Moody told the gathering that about 250-acres of property in the Childersburg Industrial Park have been cleared to make them more presentable for recruitment of industry.

“We have several great groups – the City and County Industrial Development Boards – now in a much better position to market our industrial park to new industry,” Moody pointed out.

Diane Kay, representing Childersburg Kiwanis, reminded everyone about the upcoming Second Annual Kiwanis Duck Race and Family Fun Day, scheduled for Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kymulga Grist Mill Park.

“The ducks will swim at 12:00 noon, with all sorts of family-friendly activities and lots of vendors,” explained Kay. “You can adopt one of our rubber ducks for the race at the Chamber, Renasant Bank, or Cadence Bank, all in Childersburg. First Place in the race pays $1,000, with $500 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place.”

There are still a few spots available for vendors at the event, which serves as a fundraiser for Childersburg Kiwanis in support of community projects which benefit area children, such as Kiwanis Park.

Greater Coosa Valley Chamber CEO John Mark Freeman reminded that this year’s CoosaFest celebration will be held in the fall.

“It will be held on the grounds of the Childersburg Rec Center, in conjunction with the annual Pumpkin Festival,” Freeman said.

Next month’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Central Alabama Community College at its Childersburg campus on Tuesday, July 9, at 8:30 a.m.

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