P.O. Box 1056
Daleville AL. 36322
Mayor Stayton has agreed to dye his hair pink if he reaches his goal of $1000.00.
Cancer has affected so many people I know and love that it’s inspired me to join Relay For Life. This fundraiser is a community-based event, which means no two Relays are the same, but they all support the American Cancer Society’s mission.
Funds raised support cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research that can help save lives. This event also celebrates over 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide. 15.5 MILLION. That’s huge. That’s why I’d love your support. Will you walk with me? And if you can’t would you be so kind as to make a donation?
This year is a year of firsts and we are having another one:
Daleville’s “Fall into Winter” Arts & Crafts Bazaar.
We are looking for vendors and attendees. Cost for a booth is $50, entry fee for attendees is 2 non-perishable food items or $5 donation. Mark your calendars November 17th, 3:00 – 8:00 pm & November 18th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
“All the help we get is greatly appreciated,” Sapp said.The Daleville Chamber of Commerce donated canned goods to the local VFW Post 6020. Pictured, from left, are Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Garner, Mayor Jayme Stayton, VFW Canteen Manager Michelle Sapp and citizen Melissa Harry-Marvel.
The Daleville Chamber of Commerce is donating canned and dried goods to the Daleville VFW Post 6020, which will be given to military members and civilians in need during the holiday season.
The chamber accepted canned good donations in lieu of an admittance fee to its first art show auction held Aug. 26.
Some of the canned goods were provided to a Hurricane Irma evacuee. The remainder of the canned goods will be used for baskets of provisions to military members and Daleville citizens in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, according to Canteen Manager Michelle Sapp.
For those wishing to provide more canned good donations to the VFW, Sapp said they could be brought to the VFW at 434 Highway 84 East in Daleville.
The goal of “Fort Rucker: Heartbeat of the Wiregrass” – a coalition of Wiregrass cities, Friends of Fort Rucker, the State of Alabama and the Southeast Alabama Gas District – is to get as many people as possible to sign up on its website, www.wiregrassheartbeat.com, to create a database to pull from in the future to keep people involved in supporting Fort Rucker.
The coalition launched its website on May 30 during an event in Dothan that included speeches from local mayors and Governor Kay Ivey.
Stayton said Fort Rucker is important to Daleville’s economy and life. Fort Rucker generates up to 23,000 jobs and boasts a local economic impact of an estimated $1.5 billion.
“If it wasn’t for Fort Rucker, this place would be a ghost town. Not just Daleville, but (places like) Enterprise, also,” Stayton said. “One of the many reasons Fort Rucker is very important to Daleville is it brings people to this area for the different types of jobs that they have on Fort Rucker. It boosts our economy. The fact that our gate butts Fort Rucker, the majority of (those employees and citizens) have to come through Daleville.”
He said people from different countries and different nationalities also come to Fort Rucker and move
to Daleville, which provides diversity to the population to the city.
“A lot of them decide to stay here and they open up restaurants,” he said.
Stayton said any BRAC discussions and decisions affect more than just one person because of the effect Fort Rucker has on its surrounding communities, including Daleville.
“Imagine Fort Rucker being water and you drop a small rock in it,” he said. “That’s BRAC. The water is nice, still and calm. You take that little rock, and when you drop it in there, it makes a ripple effect. When BRAC happens, it makes a ripple effect and it goes all the way across that pond.”
Stayton also said BRAC can even affect bringing businesses to the city.
He said when he and Code Enforcer Wayne Stripling reach out to potential business owners, “the first thing they ask is, ‘Have you heard anything about BRAC?'”
“BRAC affects everybody. It affects the soldier, it affects the person tightening the bolt that goes into the helicopter, and it affects, in turn, their families because they have to worry about a job.
“They (might) have to move. That means they would have to uproot their family and move somewhere else, and that’s another vacancy that the City of Daleville has. It trickles down, you know. If you don’t have people to fill that workforce, then more jobs aren’t going to come here.”
The Heartbeat of the Wiregrass database provides a way to bring Fort Rucker’s surrounding communities together.
“Every city government backs Fort Rucker, and so do the people, but you don’t hear too much from them unless something major happens,” Stayton said. “The cities around Fort Rucker, and the citizens in these cities, we kind of form a blanket around Fort Rucker. We’ve got to take care of Fort Rucker just as it takes care of us. We’ve got to make sure that they’re there doing their job so that we can be here doing our job.”
The petition also allows citizens to voice their support for Fort Rucker.
“It comes right down to the individual,” Stayton said. “The individual has to be heard.
“You can go right now and knock on five doors. (Behind) three of those doors are going to be somebody that works on Fort Rucker or has a family member that does work on Fort Rucker that they have to rely on to live.
“If our government can see that it is a concern of the citizens and the citizens are not just one or two or three or four, but thousands? Yeah, it turns heads. Washington will look this way.”
DALEVILLE SENIOR CENTER
HALLOWEEN SAFE HAVEN
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
HOURS: TRICK O’ TREAT TIME 6-8
WHERE: DALEVILLE SENIOR CENTER;
18 OLD NEWTON RD.
PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTLE GHOSTS, GOBLINS, SUPERHERO’S AND PRINCESSES OUT FOR TRICKS & TREATS, GAMES & SAFE CLEAN FAMILY FUN
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~AT THE SENIOR CENTER AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT~
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL LAURA (SENIOR CENTER) 334-598-9197
OR BROOK (RECREATION DEPT) 334-598-3111