Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Buy Alabama's Best Press Conference

Today, the Governor and First Lady attended the Buy Alabama's Best press conference in Montgomery. Members of major corporations, legislators, small business owners, and other advocates gathered in support of Alabama products and Alabama people. This platform works with the Alabama Department of Tourism and "The Year of Alabama Food" initiative. Throughout the year different products will be featured and different restaurants in the state will be highlighted. There are so many wonderful treasures in Alabama, and the Bentley's hope that people will take time to discover them.

Mrs. Bentley said, "One of the best parts of my job as First Lady is to advocate about Alabama. There are so many great things out there and it is my pleasure to bring focus to them. I look forward to working with the Department of Tourism as we spend this year featuring Alabama food."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Arbor Day 2012

Today, First Lady Dianne Bentley joined with the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize Arbor Day. The event was held on the grounds of the Capitol and members of the public and press participated. Mrs. Bentley shared her thoughts and congratulated the winners of this year's poster contest. Mary Grace Geiger, a fifth grader from Huntsville, placed first and gave brief remarks on Arbor Day as well. Andrew Williams from Cullman, and Alana Hyatt from Ashville, were the runners-up and stood with their posters to answer questions. Following the ceremony and presentation of the proclamation from the Governor, the group planted a tree.

The First Lady was delighted to participate in this event and is thankful for the beautiful trees in Alabama.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Empty Bowls Luncheon

First Lady Dianne Bentley traveled to Troy University to paint a bowl that will be auctioned off for the Empty Bowls Luncheon. This luncheon is a benefit for the Pike County Salvation Army Food Bank and will be held on February 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Bush Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets to attend are $20 and are available at the Salvation Army on 509 S Brundidge Street in Troy. For more information, call 334-808-1069.

Every bowl has been donated by professional potters, student artists, or volunteer non professionals and designed with love and care for community. Each person that attends the event will select a bowl which they will keep as a reminder of the purpose of the meal.

"We believe that here on earth we can learn to feed one another, as well. It is our goal to raise as much money as possible to feed hungry people in the area and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist."