March 5, 2019
The official newsletter of the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce
Mark your Calendar...

Paper Pushers Ribbon Cutting - March 14
Bicentennial Historical Walking Tour - March 16
Headland Rec Ball Opening Day - March 16, 9am
Heart of Headland Meeting - March 18
Connect@Lunch - April
Under the Oaks - April 26
Business Showcase - May 7

HEART of Headland downtown group planning new music event series beginning April 26
The HEART of Headland downtown revitalization group is planning to host "Under The Oaks", a free live music event in the downtown square every fourth Friday beginning April 26 through September 2019. Headland is part of the Main Street Alabama Network and is beginning the application process of becoming a Main Street Alabama Designated City. If you love Headland and want to help our community please plan to attend the next meeting on Monday, March 18, at 6 pm at You Never Know's Party Place next to Misty's Salon on the square . Please come if you can and invite others who may be interested in getting involved!     
Some of the Heart of Headland Team Members: Ricky Gray, Stormy Hicks, Greg Davis, Bill Snell, Jan Gray, Misty Kimbrel, Anthony Thomas, Jeanne Sigler, Taylor Wheeler, Adrienne Wilkins, Cortney Miller, Amy Balkcom, Amanda Hardy, Kelly Woodham, Brittney Tomlin, Kim Roland, Mary Jo Woodham, Gordan Marley, Jim McGee, Sylvia Crews, Pete Crews, Dethalia Armstrong, Cindy Hamm
New Headland Queens Crowned
(Above Left) MISS HEADLAND WINNERS - Allyssa Riddle, 1st Runner-up & Evening Gown Winner; Peyton Blackwell 2019 Miss Headland and winner of Photogenic, Verbal and Interview; Alexis Marie Brinkley, 2nd Runner-up and Written Communication winner. (Above Right) JUNIOR MISS HEADLAND WINNERS - Abbey-Leigh Jones, 1st Runner-Up; Jayla Nix 2019 Junior Miss Headland and Interview and Verbal winner; Bella Danzey, 2nd Runner-Up and Photogenic and Evening Gown winner.

(Above Left) PETITE MISS HEADLAND WINNERS - Anslee Culp, 2nd Runner-Up and Photogenic winner; Anslee Freeman 2019 Petite Miss Headland and Evening Gown winner; Parker Paisely Jackson 1st Runner-Up. (Above Right) LITTLE MISS HEADLAND WINNERS - Tessa Leigh Wilson 1st Runner-Up and Photogenic, Best Dress and Verbal winner; Addison Hurst 2019 Little Miss Headland and Interview winner; Sarah Cate Gamble 2nd Runner-Up
This year's pageant marked the 60th Anniversary of the Little Miss Headland Pageant. All former queens were invited to a reception and were special guests during the pageant.
Eye Opener at Gibson Distilling
We had a great Eye Opener! Thank you Action Computer for hosting us at  Gibson Distilling ! We learned so much about the services Action Computer offers and a little bit about the distillery too.
Bicentennial Books-n-Brunch
Books-n-Brunch , part of Alabama and Henry County’s Bicentennial Celebration, was held on Saturday, February 16th at the Herndon Oil Co. Loft in Abbeville. This event was sponsored by the Abbeville Memorial Library, the Blanche Solomon Memorial Library, the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Henry County Bicentennial Committee. 

Books-n-Brunch guests enjoyed breakfast casseroles and pastries why they listened to fourteen local authors share from both their life experiences and books. Book topics included fiction, non-fiction, poems, short stories, history, children’s books, Christian, and a coloring book. For more information about our local authors, stop by the library.
Steve Murray, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and member of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission explained that the State of Alabama and Henry County both celebrate their bicentennial this year. Henry County is one day older than the State of Alabama. The mission of ALABAMA 200 is to support, create, and execute events and activities that commemorate the stories of our people, place, and path to statehood. ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain. They encourage everyone to explore all that Alabama has to offer.

The next Bicentennial event will be a Historical Walking Tour of the City of Abbeville on March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Tour maps and information will be distributed at the Bethune Kennedy House, 300 Kirkland Street, Abbeville. Walk at your own pace as you tour historic buildings a see various collections of historical artifacts. This is a free event. Plan to eat lunch on your own at one of Abbeville’s restaurants. For more information contact the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce at 334-585-2273.
 
Books-n-Brunch Authors (Front row from right to left) Robbie Thomas, Betsy Brannon Green, Marie Savage, Kay Chandler, Debbie Burke, Betty Cotton McMurtry, Mara Yates, Nicey Eller, T. Larry Smith ( Back Row, From right to left) Laura Murray, Janice Pitchford, H. D. Kirkland, Martha Duke Anderson, Dr. Steve Stokes
Steve Murray, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and member of the Alabama Historical Commission, welcomed guests and explained about Alabama 200 and our Bicentennial Celebration.
Please show your love of Headland by writing a letter. Tell us why you love Headland. It could help us to become a Main Street Alabama designated city!
Headland Area Chamber of Commerce | 334-693-3303