Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative neurological disease that affects one in 100 people over the age of 60; and WHEREAS, currently there is no treatment to slow, stop or reverse the progression of the disease, nor is there a cure; and WHEREAS, existing Parkinson’s treatments are limited in their ability to …

Congenital Diaphragmatic Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, one in every 2,500 pregnancies are diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); and WHEREAS, since 2000, it is estimated that over 500,000 babies have been born with CDH; however, only 50 percent of those babies survived; and WHEREAS, CDH is as common as spina bifida and cystic fibrosis; however, very few people …

Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the 2nd Annual Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama at Tom Byrne Park; and WHEREAS, the Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will encourage family fun and promote tourism in the Atmore area; and WHEREAS, competitors will enter the BBQ categories of chicken, ribs …

Dedication Day of the Alabama National Cemetery Blue Star Memorial Marker

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, The Blue Star Memorial Marker was adopted by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., of America as a living tribute to the men and women of the Nation’s Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate that total and complete recognitions and honors be accorded the services and sacrifices of our citizens which …