Upcoming Events

2018 Bibb County 4-H Roundup

Competitive Event 4-H

For Youth – Ages 9-18

Bibb County 4-H Roundup

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM

Brent Senior Center, Hwy 5, Brent, AL

Click for Form to Register

Participates can enter in multiple contests.  Contest categories listed.  Click on each contest for rules.


Blocks Rock (Lego)



Chicken BBQ

Freestyle Showcase

Freestyle Demonstration





Mayor’s 100-Mile Challenge WINNERS

walking challenge


2018 Mayors’ 100 Mile Challenge Results:
(Team totals)

🏆 Teams with the most cumulative miles 🏆
1. Turbo Kick BBC 
4,661.50 Miles total
2. Cahaba Road Runners
3,029.73 Miles total
3. Midnight Death Rattle
2,416.83 Miles total
4. The Cahaba Road Runners
2,316.27 Miles
5. Court Square Strollers
2,147.56 Miles total
🏆 Teams with the highest Miles per team member 🏆
1. Bibb County Legislative Delegation
494.45 Miles per team member
2. Midnight Death Rattle
483.37 Miles per team member
3. Brent Senior Center
436.67 Miles per team member
4. Court Square Strollers
357.94 Miles per team member
5. Renew Runners
335.52 Miles per team member

2018 Mayors’ 100 Mile Challenge Individual Results

🥇 Jackie LeVert
1365.88 total miles
🥈 Cam Ward 
1147.93 total miles
🥉 Terry Cook
1049.5 total miles
4. Terry Morton
1030.30 total miles
5. Crystal Pate
707.03 total miles

 2018 Mayors’ Challenge Individual Results 

We had such great participation this year, we decided to recognize the following milestones:

🏆1000+ Miles:
Jackie LeVert
Cam Ward
Terry Cook
Terry Morton

🏆 700+ Miles:
Crystal Pate

🏆 600+ Miles
Claire Ahalt
Jamie Bishop
Glenda Lowery

🏆 500+ Miles
Wesley Graff
John Waits
Matthew Hartzell
Ben Nicholas
Charlene Taylor
Danalinn Drake
Cindy Cochran
Wes Cash

🏆 400+ Miles
Kristi Detamore
Ashlie Cash
Jeannie Meigs
Ruben Pate
Shamus Drake
Karen Hubbard

All prize winners have been notified via the email address used for the challenge runner website.

Again we want to thank all of the businesses that donated! We had some great prizes this year!!

We are looking forward to next year’s 2019 Mayors Walking Challenge.


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Program

tax act and job workshop

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a program on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at 9 locations in the state.  Offered in several counties.  Counties closest to Bibb are Chilton, September 5 and Tuscaloosa, September 10.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is $15 for individuals and $60 for accountants (3.5 hours of CPE). Foresters and professional logging managers may also obtain continuing education.

TO REGISTER: (1) online and pay via credit card; (2) mail a check to 301 O. D. Smith Hall, Auburn University 36849-5608 made payable to Auburn University specifying the location and workshop; or (3) call (334) 844-5100 to register by phone.

Click for topics presented and currently scheduled dates and locations.

To Register

Grassroots Program Assessment Meeting


Bibb County Extension Grassroots Program Assessment Meeting

As a way to stay responsive to local stakeholders, and meet state and federal requirements, the Bibb County Extension Office convenes a local annual meeting involving Extension staff and members of the Bibb County Extension Grassroots Committee.  The main purpose of this meeting is to gather local feedback to develop and prioritize Extension programs in the year ahead.  Grassroots also allows Extension staff and Committee members to get acquainted or re-acquainted, discuss how improve Extension programs and quality of life for clients, and reach more people with programs and information.  A big part of the Wednesday, July 25 Grassroots meeting at the Board of Education in Centreville was a discussion on how reach more people with programs and information through digital media and more traditional means such as printed information, phone calls and face-to-face contact.  The Bibb County Grassroots Committee members are Alesa Judd, Ann Lynch, Bruce Rutledge, Byron Pugh, Cassandra Rutledge, Cynthia Winegard, Elaine Jones, Fred Lynch, Joyce Rice, Michelle Giddens, Pam Cottingham, Romaleta James, Sophia Campos, Valeria Mays and Willie Dunn.

FREE Fresh Herbs Class – Master Gardeners are Busy in Your County

fresh herb class

Register for the Fall Fresh Herb Class

Classes offered in South, North and Central Bibb County locations

Bibb County Master Gardeners are busy making our county beautiful one step at a time.

Written By Pam Cottingham, Bibb County Master Gardener

Brent-Centreville Public Library Flower Bed, Fresh Herbs—Benefits and How-To Class, 

Landscaping and Plantings at Bibb Medical Center

4-H Chick Chain SHOW & AUCTION

Chick Chain Show & Auction

4-H Chick Chain Show & Auction

Bibb, Chilton and Coosa Counties’ 4-H youth joined together for Chick Chain SHOW & AUCTION on Saturday, August 25th.  The event was hosted by/located at the Chilton County Research & Extension Center. 

OVERALL (3 Counties)


Sarah Mayfield (Bibb)


Camden McCarty (Bibb)


Bailey Grace McCarty (Bibb)


Showmanship (Overall)

1st Place – Gavin Weigandt (Bibb)

4th Place – Hannah Daniel (Bibb)


Bibb County Winners



1st Place – Camden McCarty

2nd Place – Hannah Daniel

3rd Place – Bailee Grace McCarty


1st Place – Sarah Mayfield


1st Place – Gavin Weigandt

Quiz (Bibb County)

1st Place – Sarah Mayfield

2nd Place – Gavin Weigandt

3rd Place – Hannah Daniel

4th Place – Camden McCarty

5th Place – Bailee Grace McCarty

Record Book (Bibb County)

1st Place – Sarah Mayfield

2nd Place – Gavin Weigandt

3rd Place – Hannah Daniel

4th Place – Camden McCarty

5th Place – Bailee Grace McCarty

Special THANKS to Bibb Counties Sponsors.

Bibb County Parks and Trail Guide

Live Well Bibb County trail guide

If you took the Bibb County Mayors’ 100 Mile Walking Challenge, 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 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