Festival of Trees Winners
An independent panel of judges recognized several businesses for their creativity at the water tower lighting ceremony in December. The winners:
Best Business Showcase: Hazelwood Venue
Best Support A Cause: American Legion Post 138
Jolly Award – Best Holiday: Massey Heating & Cooling
Most Creative – Tracy Coyne and Crystal Russell – ARC Realty
Santa’s Showcase Tree – Showstopper – Glitz & Gowns
Shinning Bright Tree – Best Night Display – Gofourth Mortgage Consulting
Cindy Lou Who Award – Best Children’s Tree – City of Alabaster Finance
Alabaster Water Board Wins Award
The Alabaster Water Board (AWB) was recognized by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management at the annual Surface Water Conference held on October 18th. AWB received a four-year Water Plant Optimization Award for years 2019 through 2022 for outstanding water plant operations and for providing protection against waterborne disease above and beyond the regulatory requirements.
Pictured: Michael Cain (left) AWB Operations and Technical Manager and David Brooks (right) AWB Water Production Manager.
Welcome New Police Headquarters
“People want to live in a community that is safe, and Alabaster is one of the safest cities in the state. Showing our continued investment in public safety is a huge step forward in reassuring our residents and continuing to attract young families who want to relocate and find a safe place to raise a family.”
— Mayor Brakefield
VWF Presents Flags
VFW-Lance Corporal Rivers Memorial Post 12185 presented flags representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to the Alabaster mayor and City Council. The city is grateful for the VFW members and for everything they do to support the nation’s veterans.
Dr. Vickers Recognized
Congratulations to Alabaster City Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers for winning the Dr. Jack Hawkins Leadership Award at the 2023 Dave Wood Patriotism Program. Dr. Vickers’ award was presented at Thompson High School’s Performing Arts Center through the Youth Leadership Development Program.
Shelby Chamber recognizes Healthcare Professionals
A total of 21 Shelby County healthcare professionals were honored at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s ninth annual Healthcare Professional of the Year Luncheon for 2023. The 2023 Alabaster Nominees were:
Dr. Kelli Albritton and Dr. Ann Ardovino of Albritton & Ardovino Family Dentistry
Dr. Thomas Dudney of Alabaster Aesthetic Dentistry
Dr. Graham Rowland of Alabaster Eye Care
Dr. Joseph Zanthos of Premier Family Dentistry
Healthcare Professional of the Year was awarded to Dr. Joseph Zanthos with Premier Family Dentistry.