Rowe visits T.R. Simmons to read forestry book


State Rep. Connie Rowe (R-Jasper) helped promote a forestry book this month in Jasper. 

On Monday, March 8, Rowe read "Lucy Meets A Logger" to three first-grade classes at T.R. Simmons Elementary School. Rowe was joined by Stephanie Fuller, the author of "Lucy Meets A Logger" and employee of the Alabama Forestry Association.

There to explain the importance of their jobs in the forest industry was Joey King with Jasper Lumber Company, LLC; Keith Plott with Louisiana Pacific; and Anna Morgan Duke with the Alabama Forestry Association. The forest industry leaders educated the first graders on daily used products that come from trees and the many careers the forest industry offers.

Each first-grade class was given a “Woods to Goods” box donated by Jasper Lumber Company and the Alabama Sustainable Forestry Initiative. These boxes contained a "Lucy Meets A Logger" book and many educational components for teachers to use to explain the importance of the forest industry.

"Lucy Meets A Logger" was written about Fuller’s childhood and growing up in a logging family. She wrote this book as an educational tool to take into schools and encourage the forest products industry in a positive light for our future leaders.

T.R. Simmons was the second stop on the Alabama Forestry Association’s "Lucy" Tour.

If you are interested in purchasing a "Lucy Meets A Logger" book, visit