200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission announced on Monday that the bicentennial committees of Mooresville, Athens, and Limestone County have been awarded grants in the first round of bicentennial funding. Limestone County is the first in the state to receive county-level funding.

According to Tami Reist, Alabama Bicentennial Commission member and co-chair of the commission's Local Activities Committee, the communities and counties will play a pivotal role in the commemorationĀ of the state' s birthday.

"We want the bicentennial to be as memorable and significant in our communities as it is in the capital," she said. "This funding will help support the great activities planned in Limestone County."

The grants, $2500 each to the communities and $5000 for the county, were awarded in the first of three 2017 rounds of applicants. The funding will support bicentennialĀ­ related activities and projects developed by the committees.

Athens celebrates its 200th birthday in Nov. 2018 in conjunction with its annual Christmas Open House. The Limestone County 200th celebration is scheduled for Feb. 2018 and will include opening a time capsule recently discovered during renovations of the historic Limestone County Courthouse.

For more information about the bicentennial community grants, click here.