Autauga Leadership Unveils Class Project on June 24th


CONTACT:  Teresa Lee, or (334) 595-0102

June 16, 2016


On Friday, June 24th at 6 p.m., Leadership Autauga County (LAC) Class of 2015, along with representatives of the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA), the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee (ACIC), the City of Prattville, and local sponsors, will dedicate four (4) historical markers along Autauga Creek. The unveiling ceremony will be held at the site of the Pratt Woolen Mill, located behind the Autauga-Prattville Public Library located at 254 Doster Street here in Prattville.

The signs are unique and reflect the rich history of our community. They can only be seen as you paddle down the creek. The four signs will be located at the site of the Woolen Mill, the Indian Hill Factory (Allenville), the Cotton Gin Company, and Plank Road.

ACIC and ACHA expect these signs to promote tourism in our community by gaining the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail, already designated a National Recreational Trail, further recognition on national registries for kayak and canoe trails.

Brochures, including a Canoe Trail map and a brief synopsis of the history behind the signs, will be distributed to the sponsors, local businesses, City offices, the Chamber and the Heritage Association for dissemination to visitors and locals alike.

The members of the 2015 Leadership Autauga County would like to thank these generous sponsors: Prattville Lions Club, Prattville Powersports, Brink of Design, Bass Pro Shops, Amerifirst Bank, Janice Stockman, P’zazz Art Studio, Prattville Printing, Alabama Auto Insurance, Weather Seal, Rendi Tallmage, and Eyecare Plus. Special thanks to Michael Bowman, Titan Fabrication, for design and fabrication of the signs.

LAC class member Cyndi Dennis is the on-site point of contact for this class project. Representatives of each partnering organization will be available at the unveiling for interviews and/or questions.