Headland to Kick-off County Wide 200 Celebration
Henry County, Alabama Bicentennial is the hot topic for conversation these days. The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Headland, has put Headland on the map as a stop for the Alabama Bicentennial 200 Celebration Traveling Exhibit.
The traveling exhibit is the starting point for a year-long, county-wide celebration as Henry County turns 200 on December 13, 2019, one day before the state. Representatives from Headland and Abbeville have come together to organize the festivities. Organizers and volunteers had the opportunity to share the news at the Connect @Lunch hosted by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce on August 2nd.
Pictured: Mayor Ray Marler, Headland Area Chamber of Commerce President Luke Stevens, Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Harrison, Guest Speaker Dr. Marty Olliff, Abbeville Chamber of Commerce President Jamie Johnson, Abbeville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Judge David Money, Mayor James Giganti Jr.
The fun begins with a Ribbon Cutting and Reception at the Blanche Solomon Library in Downtown Headland on October 4, 2018 for the Alabama 200 exhibit. Headland will be the host for the kick-off to the celebration which will be tied into Headland’s renowned Harvest Festival. Harvest Festival events include the 5K Harvest Run, Headland Municipal Airport’s Fly-In, Harvest Festival Pageant and wrapping up with Harvest Day, which will be on October 13, 2018.
Headland and Abbeville will be host to events leading up to the Birthday Bash to be held in Abbeville on December 13, 2019. Many groups, businesses and volunteers will be involved in helping Henry County shine. Keep an eye out for our event “Past Ports” and more news and information will be available online at facebook.com/henrycountyal200.