On December 14, 2019 Alabama will celebrate its 200 birthday. 200AL is a three year birthday celebration honoring our places, our people , our stories.
The Alabama Territory was created from the Mississippi Territory in 1817, Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819 , the twenty-second state of the United States .
Local Communities have been encouraged to participate in the birthday celebration with activities that shine a light on what makes your community special. The 200AL Commission has established themes for each years celebration; 2017 Explore Our Places, 2018, Honoring our people, 2019 Sharing Our Stories.
Alumni & Friends of Semmes School, Inc., aka Semmes Heritage Park applied and received Endorsement from the 200AL Commission for the Celebrations of the Semmes Heritage Day, Semmes Camellia Festival, and Semmes Old Fashioned Christmas, as official events for the 200AL celebration. We are proud for Semmes to be a recognized as part of the celebration of our great state.
Our events are now listed on the 200AL Calendar. You may see more info on the 200AL celebration by going to http://www.alabama200.org.
Just a reminder, Semmes Heritage Park, is an all volunteer organization and new members are welcome. "Many helping hands, make light the work." See our History, and Mission beginning of this blog.
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