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Bibb County Parks and Trail Guide

Live Well Bibb County trail guide

If you’re taking the Bibb County Mayors’ 100 Mile Walking Challenge (see other related items in this newsletter), you probably already know about the great public places in Bibb County where you can enjoy the outdoors while walking.  If you don’t know, or would simply like to know more, take a look at our new Extension website launched about a month ago, www.aces.edu/movemore that shows you those places, their amenities, and how to find them using your tablet or smartphone.  Move More Bibb County!

West Blocton on the Move

West Blocton

Mayor Daniel Sims Has West Blocton On The Move

Although it is currently among the least developed of the sites on the Bibb County Parks and Trails Guide at www.aces.edu/movemore,  Mayor Daniel Sims, Town Councilor Chris McMinn and other town leaders and volunteers have big plans and dreams for West Blocton Town Park https://movemore.aces.edu/bibb/activity/8. Just prior to and during Memorial Day weekend, several good things happened toward that goal.

First, on Thursday, May 24, Mayor Sims received weed trimmers, chainsaws, glyphosate and weed control sprayers from the Bibb County ALProHEALTH Coalition and Bibb County Extension Office through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ALProHEALTH grant to Alabama Extension.  Those items will be used to remove unwanted trees and vegetation to clean up West Blocton Town Park.

West Blocton ALProHealth Extension

Also, on that very same day, Sims and Bibb County Extension Coordinator Matt Hartzell met at West Blocton Town Park with Roben Duncan, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Lincoln in Talladega County.  Duncan graciously drove to West Blocton, heard from Mayor Sims about the Master Plan he is working on for the Town Park, and provided some ideas, suggestions, and insights for a paved walking track, lighting, pavilion, restrooms, baseball fields, basketball courts and other improvements being considered.

Finally, Mayor Sims hosted the “Walk With Mayor Sims” at West Blocton Town Park Saturday morning, May 26 as part of the Bibb County 100 Mile Mayors’ Challenge Walking Series of community walks in each of the four Bibb County municipalities.  The Mayors’ Walking Challenge and series have been organized by Extension agent Christina LeVert in Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health.  Thirty (30) persons participated in this event which included a one-mile walk at the Park led by Mayor Sims, and inflatables for the youth in attendance.  Fifteen (15) additional participants were signed up for the Challenge, which brings to 300 the number of Bibb County residents now participating in it.   And now, more people than before know where the Town Park is located!

It is not too late to sign up for Mayors’ Walking Challenge!  You can still do so at https://mayorschallenge.challengerunner.com/GroupPage.aspx   For more information about West Blocton Town Park and the Town’s plans for it, contact Town Hall at 205-938-7622.


We Need You!

Grassroots Survey, ExtensionComplete the Grassroots Assessment today!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System wants your help to plan programs that address your county needs.  It is our mission to deliver research-based educational programs that enable our citizens to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We value your input and would greatly appreciate your time to complete the Bibb County Extension Grassroots Needs Assessment survey.   You may complete the survey online (click on the link below) or printed copies are available at our office.

ACES 2018 Grassroots Needs Assessment

Feel Free to Contact Us:

Bibb County Extension Office

183 SW Davidson Drive, Suite A

Centreville, AL  35042





Bibb County 4-H Summer DAY Camp

Bibb County 4-H Summer Day Camp

All Youth Ages 9-18  –  $10 per session

Session #1:  July 9-10 (Mon & Tue)               Session #2:  July 16-17 (Mon-Tue)

8:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Bibb County High School

Call 205-926-4310 to Register

Will be visiting Miller’s Pottery, Farm Visit, Brierfield Park Cookout/Swim, Payne Lake Trip, Forestry and Natural Resources.  You will get take-home-art, leadership & citizenship experiences and meals.

Click on FLYER or call for more information

Bibb County 4-H Agent Simon Carbone  205-926-4310  /  205-340-1159





Bibb County 4-H Youth Leadership Graduation

4-H Bibb County Youth Leadership (BCYL) participants and their families were honored during the program graduation ceremony held Thursday evening, April 26 at West Blocton High School.  Everyone in attendance enjoyed a delicious potluck supper, and the youth participants received their certificates for completing the program.  Program leader and 4-H Foundation Agent Simon Carbone, along with County Extension Coordinator Matthew Hartzell, provided an overview of the program and thanked the families for their support.  A special thank you was also given to West Blocton High School, in particular, Guidance Counselor Sloan Crim, for hosting the ceremony and assisting with the potluck.

BCYL Graduation

BCYL Graduation


Taber Mill Road Clean-up by Bibb County 4-H Youth Leadership

Nine (9) 4-H Bibb County Youth Leadership (BCYL) program participants—all high school juniors—led by Bibb County Extension’s Matthew Hartzell, cleaned up 100 pounds of litter on Taber Mill Road Monday afternoon, April 23. This cleanup was conducted in partnership with the Bibb County Commission, WastePro and the Alabama People Against A Littered State (ALPALS) ‘Don’t Drop It On Alabama’ Cleanup Week. Monday’s effort marked the 7th consecutive year that BCYL has cleaned up this 1/2 mile stretch of Taber Mill Road, a 1/2 mile long dirt road between West Blocton and Centreville, as a service project. Many thanks to the youth participants, Bibb County Commission Administrator Derek Reeves, and Pam Vanderslice with Advanced Disposal for their help with this effort!

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