CARBON HILL – The Carbon Hill Women’s Club is a new club looking to be a pillar of the town, starting off with a banner project that it hopes will honor area veterans. The club meets every …
CARBON HILL – The Carbon Hill Women’s Club is a new club looking to be a pillar of the town, starting off with a banner project that it hopes will honor area veterans.
The club meets every second Monday at 6 p.m. at the Carbon Hill Community Center.
The idea of the women’s club was inspired by an article in the Daily Mountain Eagle. Judy Hurst, now the president of the new Carbon Hill club, read about what the Arley’s Women’s Club was doing to help their town.
After Hurst went to that club's March meeting, she then decided to start one for Carbon Hill and in April the local club was founded. Since the first meeting in April, the membership has increased from three to 14 members within just a few months.
At Thursday’s meeting of the Carbon Hill City Council, Hurst brought up an idea to the council.
“We are wanting to get banners to hang on Front Street in honor of the veterans,” she said, noting the idea also came from an Arley’s Women’s Club project.
The banners will go up twice a year, before the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. The Carbon Hill Women’s Club is getting help from Juanita Culler of the Arley club.
“Culler is working with us to get this done," Hurst said.
The social media community of Carbon Hill seems to enjoy this idea as well, she said.
“I put it out last night on Facebook and it is amazing what I got back on there," Hurst said.
The cost of the banners with the hardware to put it up is $126. If that member of the family was killed in action, there will be no charge. The project is to honor both veterans who are dead or alive. Yard signs are also available for an additional $20, but one has to buy a banner with it to be eligible.
The project was approved by the council. District 4 Councilman Chandler Gann and District 5 Councilman Jason Chambers were absent, and the District 6 seat is vacant.
Forms for the banners will be at the city's library, the Pizza Bar, Junkin’ and at the club's booth to be set up at the Fourth of July Event in Carbon Hill.
Hurst also had brought up another project that the club wants to accomplish.
“We want to start beautifying Front Street a block at a time to make it pretty for Carbon Hill," she said. District 1 Councilman McClain Burrough replied, “You let me know and I will get people there.”
At the end of the meeting, Hurst said with joy in her voice, “Carbon Hill is looking up.”
If you would like to join, donate, or volunteer to help, call Hurst at (205) 275-0363.