Arley Women's Club

Arley Day is May 21


Members of the Arley Women’s Club are excited about the swiftly approaching Arley Day festival to be held once again at Hamner Park but with some refreshing changes. Members from left, Brittany Bailes, Paula Fullington, Bethany Grant,  Teri Henley, Jane Shirah, Club President Barb Wills, Johnna Bailey, Arley Day chairperson, Leigh Hall, Sue Grogan and Beverly Kelly.

ARLEY        -  There are more reasons to celebrate at the annual Arley Day festival than ever before.
This year, the festival, planned in its annual time slot of the third Saturday in May, or May 21, marks several changes. The biggest change is  a major expansion of the festival itself, resulting in parking moved off site and visitors being shuttled back and forth to the festival located Hamner Park off County Road 77, organizers said.

Arley community cleanup Saturday


Preparing for the community clean up, from left, Amy Ackley, member of both the Arley Women’s Club and Rotary Club of Smith Lake; David Kelly, Beverly Kelly, AWC; Arley Fire Chief James Rickett; Wade Weeks, treasurer of the RCOSL and Mark Pafford, Rotary club president.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is taking a community-wide stance against litter, not only by cleaning the town up, but by organizing a prevention program for Saturday, April 23.

Arley Day Parade

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The Arley Day Parade will start at 8 a.m. on May 21. Those who wish to be in the parade should line up in the Arley Dollar General parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to take part in the parade; there is no fee to participate. Participants may want to ride bicycles, which some are planning to decorate, walk with their dogs, ride horses or drive ATVs. ATV riders must wear helmets, and anyone driving an ATV or any vehicle in the parade must have a driver’s license.

Arley Women’s Club gives thanks with luncheon


The Walker Area Community Foundation was honored with a plague from the Arley Women's Club for being a community partner. Shown from left, are Robbin Reed Allen, chairman of the board for the WACF, Beth Stukes, board member, Barbara Wills, Arley Women's Club president and Paul Kennedy, president of the WACF.
ARLEY - Donors have been the life’s blood of the Arley Women’s Club, and those donors were thanked in a big way recently.

Arley Women's Club receives grant


Front row, from left, Barb Wills, Arley Women’s Club president and Robert Tidwell, Cullman Electric Board Chairman and District 3 representative. Middle row, from left, Sheila Sizemore, District 2 representative; Lisa Weeks, District 5 representative and Lynda Carter, at-large representative. Back row, from left, Chad Alexander, District 8 representative; J. David Hembree, District 7 representative; Daryl Calvert, District 6 representative and Phillip Garrison, District 1 representative.
ARLEY - The Arley Women's Club recently received a $2,500 grant from Cullman Electric Cooperate and Co-Bank.

Empty Bowls moved to February


Members of the Arley Women's Club are shown making bowls as part of an ongoing project in preparation for the Empty Bowls event which has been moved to February, 2022. From left, Kathy Kuntz, Mim Kuntz, Barbara Willis, Audra Kelly and Gail Pisani. They are pictured at the pottery workshop located at Meek Schools. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Organizers of the annual Empty Bowls dinner benefitting both the Winston County Arts Council and Main Street Ministries have waited nearly two years for the event to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Orders being taken for smoked hams for Easter

ARLEY - Just in time for Easter, smoked ham orders are currently being taken, with all proceeds to benefit the Arley Women's Club.

The hams must be pre-ordered by Friday, March 26, and will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. at the Arley Community Center.  To place an order, call (205) 387-2612 and leave a message or send a text to (205) 489-9405.

Walker Area Foundation spreads Christmas cheer through grants


The Arley Women’s Club will purchase a sensory dome for Hamner Park with funds granted from the Walker Area Community Foundation. Shown in the discovery cave at the park is Laura Ulz, chairwoman of the park committee. Standing from left are Terre Sutherland and Barbara Wills, president of the AWC.
WINSTON COUNTY - For the greater good is the mission for many non-profit agencies, and local ones are benefiting from the generosity of a Walker County organization, which are in turn helping the public.