Inaugural Ms. Senior Irondale Pageant

We all have a beautiful senior woman in our lives.  Here's her chance to shine! 

crownThe Senior Activity Center in Irondale is organizing the very first "Ms. Senior Irondale Pageant" on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  The deadline to enter is March 27.  You can pick up an application at the Senior Activity Center, 5313 Beacon Drive (behind The Shops at Grants Mill Station).

For more information about the pageant or the Senior Activity Center, call 205-951-1418.  To see their latest newsletter and calendar of activities, click here.

February GICC Membership Luncheon Recap

The Greater Irondale Chamber welcomed Robbie Cather, Senior Project Manager at Stewart Perry Construction, as our guest speaker at the membership luncheon last week. (Check out photos here.)

2015 02 12 13.18.31Robbie's fascinating and informative presentation included a description of the latest techniques businesses are using - such as daylight harvesting, advanced insulation, elevator energy regeneration, and rainwater recapturing - that not only help the environment but improve businesses' bottom line.  Many businesses struggle to adopt more advanced environment-friendly practices, particularly in construction, until it can be demonstrated that, long term, it will be cost effective.  Some of the measures that large corporations such as Walmart and Target use are very expensive but save millions of dollars in the long run.

The corporate campus of Stewart Perry Construction, located on Overton Road in Irondale, applies many of the construction practices the company champions.  Check out a virtual tour of their beautiful campus here.

Glitz, Glam and Gowns Donations Needed by March 4

This is the last week to glitzgownsdonate to "Glitz, Glam, and Gowns," an annual charitable event organized by Big House Foundation to help young girls in foster care enjoy those right-of-passage events like prom without an undue financial burden on their foster families.  Jefferson Christian Academy, here in Irondale, is the drop-off location for new or gently used girls formal or semi-formal dresses, shoes, and accessories. They are accepting donations through THIS Wednesday, March 4 for the March 5 event.

Magic City Crossings Project

The 2015 MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast was a launch pad for a community-wide dialogue project called Magic City Crossings based on the award-winning book, Some of My Best Friends Are Black, by Tanner Colby

Colby bookCommunity-wide discussions, led by trained facilitators, will be designed to connect people in a discussion about issues with significant racial implications.

Discussion groups have been organized in the Birmingham area between February 22 and 29, and one of them will take place at the Irondale Public Library on Monday, February 23, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  The event is FREE, but you need to register here.

This project is being led by REV Birmingham's Community Action Committee, The Bethesda Life Center with support from the office of Joyce Vance, the U.S. Attorney - Northern District Alabama.

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