It was a year ago today that the tornadoes torn through Alabama. I remember standing on my deck listening to the police scanner and chatting with all of you on twitter and facebook as we were trying to figure out what was happening. In Old Cahaba, our power went out right when we saw the live video feed of the monster tornado ripping through Tuscaloosa. But the days after, people in Helena started supply drives to help the survivors. There were collection point all over Helena and literally truck loads of supplies were sent from Helena to those who needed them. It was a horrible time but a wonderful time for the spirit of giving.
Weekend in Helena
On the calendar, I have the Harmony graveyard cleanup (behind the post office) on Saturday. Could someone email me to confirm that. Also if there is any public events in Helena, that I missed below, please email me and I will add them.
Fri Apr 27
Forecast (82° | 63°)
7:00pm – 8:00pm Team Trivia at La Reunion Coffee house
7:00pm – 9:00pm Erica's Playhouse performs at Papa Saias
Sat Apr 28
Forecast (84° | 63°)
Harmony Graveyard Cleanup
8am-2pm Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale at the Church at Cahaba Bend to raise money for their Missions Ministry.Parking spaces will be assigned to sellers at $10/space on a first come/first serve basis. Arts and crafts vendors are also welcome to rent space. Email email@example.com today to find out more and to reserve your space.
11:00am – 12:00pm Shrimp and Crawfish boil at Papa Saias
1:00pm – 5:00pm Will Langford performs at Papa Saia's Deck
7:00pm – 8:00pm La Reunion Idol at La Reunion Coffee House Helena, AL
Sun Apr 29
Forecast (86° | 63°)
2:00pm – 6:00pm Mayo performs at Papa Saias Deck
Aside from the CCB yardsale, I received another one for 510 Falls Creek Drive, Helena Al. Here's the details (Sorry they sent it to me in all caps)
MOVING SALE BABY ITEMS,BRAND NEW KEURIG COFFEE MAKER, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, CLOTHES, COMFORTERS, DUVET COVERS, LAWNMOWER, PLANTERS, PLANTS, ARBONNE, AVON, TV'S, JEWELRY, CLOTHES RACKS, CLOTHES. BOOKS, KITCHEN ITEMS, PILLOWS, EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, CANDLES, WRAPPING PAPER, BASKETS. TONS OF STUFF FOR GIFT BASKETS. TOO MUCH TO MENTION!!
FRIDAY APRIL 26TH AND SATURDAY APRIL 27TH 8:00-?.
Jeremy added that there is a big multi-family yard sale in Hillsboro Saturday. He also added, "City Hall Clerk said she's never seen so many Yard Sale permits". I guess Spring Cleaning is in full swing.
Here's some follow up to stories from this week:
- Iyaz Visit to HMS: From Doug: FYI... because of travel issues... the time line for IYAZ's appearance at HMS has changed to the afternoon.
- Helena Racing: Brian Peters, Helenites and Weatherman, also got a chance to race at Talladega. Sweet Mercy, everyone in Helena is getting a chance to race. When do they invite bloggers? You can see the video at AlabamaWX site.
- Scam or Not: Glenn responded to the story that a reader had about home buying. His thoughts were, "If someone makes you an offer to buy based on your refunding the overage of a cashiers check, you might as well go ahead and call the police. In fact, you should. It's always a scam."
- LifeWay Women's Event: The email address for seminar at Riverside Baptist Church is firstname.lastname@example.org and there website is http://rbchelena.org
Davis Faulkner of Helena received great news! He was named the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars State of Alabama Eagle Scout of the Year. He will now represent Alabama for the national VFW Eagle Scout of the Year. He is pictured above with another Eagle Scout and Aviation Pioneer LTC Ed Yeilding at his Eagle Dedication in 2007. LTC Yeilding has his SR-71 Blackbird is in the Smithsonian next to the Enola Gay.
Animal Cruelty investigation
An anonymous person sent out emails earlier this week to different news outlets about about a Helena dog breeder. The email has a picture of a deceased dog (didnt post because it was decomposing) and the breeder was accused of animal cruelty. Fox News came out to Helena to investigate (It showed on the 9pm news). The owner stated in the article that the allegations are not true and Helena police are investigating . You can read the whole article here: MyFoxAL
Ask an Expert
Susan Wiggonton is part of an Ask a Helena Expert series. Here is a question she received from a reader:
"Here's a Real Estate question/answer related to Thursday's post from reader trying to sell home by owner:
Question: What can a Realtor do to help sell my home that I can't do myself?
Answer: A Realtor who lists your home for sale can require that all prospective buyers are pre-approved before showing your home - we want to show only to folks who can truly purchase.
A Realtor will be present for all showings of your home, so you don't have to rearrange your schedule to be there and not know who you are opening your door to and bringing inside your home.
A Realtor provides advertising of your property to multiple websites, email campaigns, "talking" signs, etc. at no cost to you.
A Realtor provides a sign and lockbox for your home.
A Realtor will communicate with agents who have shown your property about possible offers, and the list continues until the home sells and is closed".
If you have a Real Estate question, please email her at email@example.com or reach her at Susan Wiggonton, E21 Realty, 205-837-4228.