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Gov. Ivey to visit Bradshaw-Chambers County Library

VALLEY — As part of her ongoing Bicentennial Tour, Gov. Kay Ivey will make a visit to Bradshaw-Chambers County Library on Monday, Sept. 30.

At about 12:30 p.m. EDT she will be unveiling a new plaque at the Sarge and Scrappy statues at the flagpole on the library grounds.

Sarge and Scrappy are the creations of local sculptor Chuck Moore, who lives within easy walking distance to the library. Moore has a knack for taking items that look like junk to most people and assembling them into amazing works of art. Sarge, the saluting soldier, and Scrappy, his faithful canine companion, are two examples of his amazing work. The plaque unveiling will mark the opening of a Salvaging Local History sculpture and art exhibit that will be taking place at the library. It will feature original works by Moore in wood, stone and metal.

Dec. 14 of this year will mark the 200th anniversary of Alabama becoming a state.

Ivey will have visited all of the state’s 67 counties by that time.

September is “Show Us Your Library Card Month.” Those who present their library card to participating businesses will receive a discount or a free item.

Other library-related events this month include a Lunch ‘N’ Learn program on Wednesday, Sept. 18, a basketweaving adult craft class on Thursday, Sept. 19 and a kayak excursion on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Next Wednesday, Bailey McCormick of the East Alabama Mental Health Center will address the topic “Prescription Drug Abuse: Know Its Effects on You.” McCormick was present at Friday’s event to preview her coming presentation. She said that prescription drug abuse is a serious issue in the local community.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s now an epidemic in Chambers County,” she said.

Adults who are in need of tech help can get that at no cost to them this fall at the library. Those who make a reservation two days in advance can get such help in 15-minute sessions offered on Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. The sessions will be taking place from noon until 2 p.m. on those dates.

Game Day for Grown Ups take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Grownups may bring their favorite snacks. Drinks, games, dominos and cards will be provided.

The Sept. 26 kayak excursion will be taking place between Hardley Creek Park near West Point Dam and will end at the boat ramp near West Point City Hall.

It will be taking place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT. The cost is $25 per person with GLL Outfitters providing a kayak, paddle, life vest and a shuttle to the starting point. For $10 extra, there’s a lunch buffet at nearby Johnny’s Pizza.