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Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce


You are cordially invited to attend

the Wetumpka Area Chamber of

Commerce Annual Meeting and

Reception and Installation of our

Board of Directors  February 24th ,

2015 5:30 pm at Wetumpka

Civic Center $25 for Members

Click Here to register

online.

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FEB. 20 - APRIL 18- Crater Art Exhibit"When Dinosaurs Roamed"

Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery,

City Administrative Building

408 S. Main Street, Wetumpka



 Wetumpka Impact Crater Van Tours

Friday March 6th - Students

Saturday, March 7th - General Public

9 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Wetumpka Civic Center

Reservations $20 Adults

Children up to 12 yrs old $10

For reservations: call Donna Carboni

(334) 567-5147


Impact Crater Lecture by Dr. King

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

7:00 PM

Wetumpka Civic Center

410 S. Main Street, Wetumpka

Free


CRATERFEST

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gold Star Park, Wetumpka

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce has a very exciting day planned for Wetumpka! Music, Free Kidz Zone, Art Exhibits, Craft & Food Vendors, and much more!!

Festival begins at 2:00 PM  in Gold Star Park
2:00-5:00 PM Crater Tours

For more information on our festival, please visit our Craterfest webpage.



Crater Crawl 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

5:00 PM Registration

6:00 PM Glow in the Dark Fun Run

7:00 PM 5k

Click on the Craterfest page or more information.



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Marilee Tankersley, Publicity Chairman (334)567-4637
If you have an interest in history, meteors, and the earth, you won’t want to miss this year’s Crater events. Wetumpka is the site of the greatest meteor strike to ever hit Alabama. It created a five-mile wide crater that is still visible in the city. This happened over 85 million years ago near the end of the “Age of Dinosaurs”.First discovered in the mid 1970s, an astrobleme, meaning “star wound” was confirmed and registered in 1998 by Dr. David King Jr., Professor of Geology, Auburn University, as the Wetumpka Impact Crater. Because the location was covered by a shallow sea at the time of impact, scientists have declared it to be one of the “best preserved marine impact craters in the world”.Each year the Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission and City of Wetumpka sponsor several Crater events, a Thursday evening public lecture by Dr David King and Friday school tours and Saturday public tours of the Crater.Prior to the lecture on Thursday, March 5th by Dr King, at 5:30pm the public is invited to a reception and viewing of “When Dinosaurs Roamed”, a special “Crater Art exhibit” at the Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery, upstairs in the City Administrative Building. The display will be open from February through April.
Dr. King will conduct the free public lecture on the science of the Crater on March 5th at 7:00pm in the Wetumpka Civic Center, Main Street. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how scientists have proven the size and scope of the impact and get an update on Dr King’s most recent research related to the crater.The Friday, March 6th tours will be open to a limited number of school students on a first reserved basis. Teachers can call Marilee Tankersley, (334)567-4637 for reservations and additional information.On Saturday, March 7th, the Crater Tours will be held hourly on starting at 9:00 am, with van transportation provided. The tour is divided into two parts, first, a video and short orientation, followed by the van tour. Total cost of both parts of the tour including a guidebook is $20 for adults, $10 for children up to 12, accompanied by an adult. (Not recommended for very small children.) You can attend only the lecture and the charge is $5, with children up to age 12, admitted free. Additional guidebooks can be purchased for $5, ifavailable.Lectures begin at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 12:30pm. The van tours will load immediately following the lecture. Van tour space is very limited and must be reserved before February 25th. Participants need to meet at the Wetumpka Civic Center on Main Street, 15 minutes prior to their tour time. Reservations are required.For additional information and reservations (starting January 5th), contact Donna at 567-5147 or e-mail dcarboni@cityofwetumpka.com
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Events

2015 Annual Area Events

 

1/26                       Taste of Elmore County                                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

1/22                       Chamber Board Retreat                                                      Camp Chandler

2/15                       Wetumpka Mardi Gras Parade                                           Downtown Wetumpka

2/20-4/18               Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery Exhibition                       City Admin Building, Wetumpka

2/24                       Chamber Annual Meeting & Reception                              Wetumpka Civic Center

3/5                         Dr. King Crater Lecture                                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

3/7                         Wetumpka Crater Tours                                                     Crater Ridge, Wetumpka

MARCH                City of Wetumpka Arbor Day Ceremony                           Downtown Wetumpka

3/12                       Southeastern Livestock Rodeo                                          Garrett Colliseum Montgomery

3/23-3/27               Spring Break

APRIL                   Heritage Walking Tours at Elmore Co. Museum              Downtown Wetumpka

APRIL                   Farm City                                                                           Extension Office, Wetumpka

4/11                       Millbrook Flora and Fauna Festival                                    Lanark Nature Center, Millbrook

4/18                       WACC CRATERFEST                                                     GoldStar Park, Free

4/18                       Ft. Toulouse French & Indian War Encampment             Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

4/22                       Earth Day Celebrations                                                      Downtown Wetumpka

4/25                       Cancer Society -Relay for Life                                           Wetumpka High School

5/9                         Old Alabama Town Herb Festival                                     Montgomery

APRIL                   Marbury Civil War Living History                                        Marbury, AL

MAY                     National Day of Prayer                                                       Wetumpka Old Courthouse

MAY                     Historical Tour of Wetumpka Homes, $10 Elmore Co.     Museum Wetumpka

5/1-5/3                   Coosa River Whitewater Festival                                       Wetumpka, Free

5/2                         Fort Jackson Encampment                                               Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

5/20                       Chamber Quarterly Luncheon                                            Wetumpka Civic Center

MAY                     Leadership Elmore County Graduation                              Location TBA

5/23                       Art on the Lake                                                                   Children’s Harbor, Eclectic

MAY                     Attack on Swayback                                                          Swayback Trail, Wetumpka, Free

MAY                     WACC Membership Appreciation Cookout,                      GoldStarPark, Free

MAY                     Russell Lands Memorial Day Weekend Concert               Lake Martin, AL

MAY                     Elmore Antique Tractor Pull & BBQ Cookoff                     Elmore, AL, Free

6/10                       WACC Retiree Appreciation Luncheon                              Wetumpka Civic Center

JUNE                    Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend             Millbrook, AL

JUNE                    Chamber StoryTelling Night                                                Wetumpka Civic Center

JUNE                    Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Business After Hours            Wind Creek Casino & Hotel              

7/4                         City of Wetumpka Fireworks & Jr Anglers Bass Open     GoldStar Park, Free

JULY                     Millbrook Summerfest                                                        Millbrook, Free

7/18                       City of Wetumpka River & Blues Festival ECCF BBQ Cookoff       GoldStarPark, Free

JULY                     Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony rep. Wetumpka            Wetumpka

JULY                     Southeastern Woodcarving School & Competition           Rumbling Water Studios & Gallery

JULY                     Annual Living in AL Communities Expo @ Capitol           Montgomery

JULY                     Bassmasters                                                                     Gold Star Park, Wetumpka

AUGUST              Wags N Whiskers Bone-a-Fit Auction Humane Soc.       Civic Center, Wetumpka, AL

AUGUST              Edgewood Academy Schoolwide Yardsale                      Edgewood Academy, Elmore

AUGUST              Fort Toulouse – Treaty at Fort Jackson                            Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

AUGUST              WACC Political Forum                                                      Wetumpka Civic Center

8/14-8/23               Alabama Restaurant Week                                               Statewide

8/14-8/16               Buckmasters Expo                                                           Montgomery Civic Center

AUGUST              Dragon Boat Races                                                           Alabama River, Montgomery

AUGUST              MudMania Race                                                                across from Sports Complex, Wetumpka

8/20                       Summer Quarterly Luncheon                                            Wetumpka Civic Center

SEPT.                   1812 Tennessee Militia Camp                                          Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka

9/1-9/30                 Alabama Antique Trail                                                       Statewide

SEPT                    Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Golf Tournament  Prattville

SEPT.                   Countywide Cleanup Day                                                 Countywide

9/15                       WACC Business Expo                                                     Wetumpka Civic Center

SEPT.                   Bark in the Park    Elmore Co. Humane Society              Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka                                 

SEPT.                   Rumbling Waters Bass Tournament                                GoldStarPark, Wetumpka

SEPT                    Zombie Walk downtown Montgomery                              Montgomery

SEPT.                   Elmore Co. Emerg. Mgmnt Safety Preparedness Fair    Lowe’s Wetumpka

SEPT.                   Titus Bluegrass Festival                                                   Titus

10/9-10/18             Alabama National Fair                                                       Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery

OCT.                     Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee Outdoor Drama                   Tallassee

OCT.                     LPGA Golf Tournament, Prattville                                     Prattville

10/15                     WACC Golf Tournament                                                   Quail Walk Golf Club, Wetumpka

OCT                      War of 1812 Militia Camp                                                  Ft Toulouse, Wetumpka

OCT                      Coosa River Challenge                                                      Wetumpka, Free

OCT                      WHS Homecoming Parade                                              Downtown Wetumpka

OCT                      Color the Town Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk     Wetumpka Civic Center

10/10                     Eclectic Cotton Festival                                                    Eclectic

10/17                     Tallassee Trade Days                                                       Downtown Tallassee

10/24                     Spinners Pumpkin Patch & Arts & Crafts Show              Prattville

OCT                      Wetumpka Scary Movie night                                          GoldStarPark

OCT                      Titus Maze of Terror                                                          Titus Volunteer Fire Dept,AL

10/27                     City of Wetumpka Candywalk                                          Behind City Admin Bldg, Wetumpka

NOV                      Christmas on the Coosa Pageants                                  Civic Center, Wetumpka

11/4-11/8               AL Frontier Days                                                               Fort Toulouse

11/7                       Countywide Cleanup Day                                                 Countywide

11/5                       WACC Fall Quarterly Luncheon                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

11/28                     Iron Bowl                                                                           Auburn

11/13, 11/14          Charis Crafters Craft Show & Tasting Fair                       Wetumpka Civic Center

11/7-11/9               Tallassee Battles for the Armory                                      Tallassee, AL

11/27                     Black Friday Shopping                                                     Wetumpka

11/28                     Small Business Saturday                                                Wetumpka

11/14-12/22           ARRAC Christmas Faire (Arts & Crafts)                         ARRAC Center, Wetumpka

NOV                      Poarch Creek Thanksgiving POW WOW                      Atmore, AL

NOV                      City of Wetumpka Tree Lighting & Nativity                     GoldStarPark

DEC                      COTC Decorations Contest                                            Downtown Wetumpka

DEC                      Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend         Millbrook, AL

DEC                      Prattville Christmas Parade                                            Downtown Prattville

DEC                      Millbrook Christmas Parade                                           Village Green Park, Millbrook

DEC.                     Wetumpka Tree Lighting                                                GoldStar Park, Wetumpka

DEC                      Montgomery Christmas Parade                                     Downtown Montgomery

12/12                     Wetumpka Christmas on the Coosa                          GoldStar Park

12/12                     Eclectic Holidayfest                                                        Downtown Eclectic

DEC                      Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tours                          Montgomery

12/4                       Progressive Nativity & Luminiaria                                  Downtown Wetumpka

12/4                       WACC Downtown Businesses Open House                Downtown Wetumpka

DEC.                     Christmas on the Coosa Ball                                         Civic Center, Wetumpka

12/31                     Wetumpka’s Asteroid Drop & Fireworks                       Elmore Co. Courthouse

 

Santuck Flea Market                                            1st Saturday each month     Santuck, AL

Bluegrass Jam Sessions                                       1st Saturday each month     AL River Region Art Center, Wetumpka

 


Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Pardon Our Progress... Exciting update on the Chamber's downtown construction project start date and IMPACT Wetumpka Campaign.

January 2nd, 2014

 
Members of the Wetumpka Community:

IMPACT WETUMPKA, a strategic capital campaign for the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce designed to target, preserve and transform our aging, at-risk city block in the heart of historic downtown into a pathway for our future.  

 

Campaign Goals and Accomplishments

This year your chamber raised $1.4 Million in pledges through an 8 month capital campaign conducted with the help of the WACC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, to protect and preserve the structural integrity of our existing Chamber building while adding much needed office space, conference and training facilities through a restoration and expansion project.

 

Through this initiative, not only will revitalization begin as an integral part of an active historic scenic and commercial area downtown, but new businesses will be created, more opportunities added and population growth will be enhanced in the Wetumpka, Elmore County and River Region.

 

Plans for the Chamber expansion of East Bridge and Hill Street include a Business Center with ADA accessibility, additional office space, sufficient restroom facilities, meeting and classrooms, distance learning capabilities and a business incubator to support and nurture our local entrepreneurs.

 

Economic Benefits

Construction Phase- IMPACT WETUMPKA will have a one-time effect of generating $1.7 million additional dollars flowing through our local economy.

Targeted Business- Located close to Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex, home to the AF Business and Enterprise Systems headquarters, many of these employees live in Elmore County and are interested in starting their own IT companies. The Business Development Center will focus on recruiting and nurturing these start-up companies and will offer:

  • Business support and training facility
  • Distance learning capabilities
  • Business incubator targeting IT and other startup companies
  • Classrooms and meeting rooms

Construction Phase One - Targeted start date for construction is January 7th, 2015

 

We feel confident that we went above and beyond, making every attempt possible to preserve two severely deteriorated buildings located at 107 & 109 Court Street. Unfortunately, due to years of water damage the cost to stabilize the buildings far outweighed their current and likely future value. In depth engineering and architectural planning indicated restoring these buildings would have cost well over $1 Million.

 

The decision was made after much discussion with key investors that the most fiscally responsible use of funds would be to mitigate the health and safety risks as well as blight through the demolition of these unsafe and swiftly deteriorating structures. We will be working closely with our Wetumpka Police and Fire Department throughout the process of construction to ensure all necessary precautions are taken for our neighbors downtown.

 

Our greatest desire and goal for this project has been to revitalize our historic downtown and create more opportunity for business and economic growth. We strongly believe this decision best supports that goal. We welcome all of our investors to stay engaged and involved with their thoughts, ideas and feedback throughout this process.

 

We are so proud of how far we have come and are looking forward to where we will go, together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Vanessa Lynch

Executive Director

Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

 







The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce will begin construction

on the renovation of the block of buildings at 107 & 109 Court Street

 beginning the week of January 5th, 2015.

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ADAMS DRUGS will administer FLU Shots at your place of business & file with insurance this fall & winter. If you are interested, please contact Kelsey Ellis or Carl Bledsoe at Adams Drugs at 334-567-5136 pharmcarl@gmail.com.
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RUMBLING WATER STUDIOS & GALLERY 2015
WOOD CARVING SEMINAR SCHEDULE

DYLAN GOODSON


March 9th-13th  Figure Carving Seminar - Rumbling Water Studio, Wetumpka, AL

April 13th-15th  Relief Carving Seminar -  Rumbling Water Studio, Wetumpka, AL

July 10th-12th  Southeastern Woodcarving School - Wetumpka, AL
Here is a link to the classes page on my website. www.oldoakenterprises.com/classes.html 
There is more information about each class posted there, including prices,
class descriptions, photos of the class projects and info on how to sign up for the different classes.

Rumbling Water Studios and Gallery

The studio is located at:
295 Wharf Street
Wetumpka, Alabama

Business hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Phone:
Carole Jean Boyd, 334-868-9999
Dylan Goodson, 256-496-6797

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Now Open on Weekends

Jasmine Hill Gardens

 

Looking for the perfect local retreat? Jasmine Hill Gardens just announced they will be open every weekend  Visitors not only have flowers to entice them along the native stone walks of the gardens, but also an extensive collection of statuary, representing some of the finest works of early Greek and Roman artists, that create focal points along the way. Click here for more information.


For More Information: www.coosariver.org






For More Information: cheffner@aum.edu 
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Wetumpka Senior Center Activities

 

For More Information on Wetumpka Senior Center's Calendar of Events, Click Here:

http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=522

 


                                          

Small Business Administration Online Webinars

 




 







 

Humane Society of Elmore County Events Click Here



Alabama Bass Trail Events Click Here



Alabama Cooperative Extension System  - Elmore County Extension Activities & Events Click Here


   Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, Millbrook Events Click Here


Wetumpka Depot Players Events Click Here


Millbrook Community Players Events Click Here


Venture Outdoors TV Show featuring Wetumpka, AL Click here


Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel & Casino Schedule of Events:

http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Calendar


1-866-WIND-360
100 River Oaks Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092


 


 DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION OFFICE CLOSED ON THURSDAYS

 The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.


 

Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



 

 National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President. (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
758 Karrh Rd
Prattville, AL  36067
334-799-2261

www.NARFE.org 



 



 

Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

 

DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan PresentationKick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

 

Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

Development Block Grant

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SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

 



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ARTWALK WETUMPKA

Artwalk Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.





Online Events


SCORE ONLINE WORKSHOPS/WEBINARS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Upcoming LIVE Webinars
    https://www.score.org/onlineworkshops/tab-a


    IRS Webinars for Small Businesses

    The IRS broadcasts webinars on a variety of subjects aimed at educating tax professionals on issues affecting them and their clients. The webinars are free and often offer continuing education (CE) credit for enrolled agents.

    Upcoming Webinars NATIONAL WEBINARS
     


    Santuck Flea Market

    7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

    March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5,  2015,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

    imports, food, and more.

    The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

    from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

    Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

    All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

    Prices: Free admission, free parking available

    Phone: 334-567-7400
    Link:
    Santuck Flea Market

     



     


     


     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    The Wetumpka Exchange Club Bass Tournament

    Saturday, September 5, 2015

    6 AM -2 PM

    Gold Star Park

    1st Place $2,000

    Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456





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