First Lady Dianne Bentley visited Hackleburg Elementary to deliver more books from the Scholastic donation. Hackleburg was devastated by the tornadoes of last April and lost their school as well as 32 of their 33 businesses. The school is now housed in trailers connected by wooden pathways and tin roofs.
Thanks to the support of many across the state, they are able to conduct class as usual with a library, computer lab, and distributed school supplies to every student. The people are all grateful for the support and are encouraged by the generosity of Alabama.
Mrs. Bentley was happy to return to Hackleburg after a year to see the progress and plans to go back again next year as the rebuilding continues.