RUCK 22

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Sign up for our 1st annual RUCK 22 ruck march to raise awareness of Veteran suicide and PTSD support!

Helena Police Department and Priority Soldier have teamed together to bring you the 1st Annual 4.2 mile ruck march, RUCK 22! This event is meant to shed light on the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide, and also be a support vessel for those who are currently struggling. Please show your support for our local veterans by coming out and participating in the 4.2 mile ruck march or by volunteering for the event. Any donation that is made at the event will go toward the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.

Be sure to add on a RUCK 22 t-shirt! T-shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event.

22-a-day = Enough is enough!

Demand calling for new Firearm, Fishing & Hunting Store in Homewood

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Firearm sales have risen steadily this past year, so what else to do than follow the demand!?

David Roberts, owner of All American Outdoors, is excited for his soon to be store in the former Tidmore Flags location on HWY 31.

All American Outdoors
David Roberts inside the soon-to-be store front. Photo by: Sarah Cook

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Alabama State Parks want veterans to come take a hike. You should join them!

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No matter how you decide to honor America’s veterans tomorrow and this weekend, be sure to tip your hiking cap to Alabama State Parks.

Photo of Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park courtesy of Alabama State Parks.
Photo of Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park by Alabama State Parks.

As a big thank you to armed service members, all 22 of Alabama’s state parks are waiving entrance fees for veterans November 11-13. No identification will be required, and the free admission includes all day-use areas within the parks.

What a reason to get out there and hike with your fellow Americans! Not to mention, Birmingham’s weather this weekend will be cooler with highs in the 70s on Veterans Day.

Photo courtesy of WBHM.
Photo by WBHM.

If you’re headed to Oak Mountain State Park, be sure to check out the new hiking signs. This story by WBHM outlines the work done by Lakeshore Foundation and the Alabama Trails Commission, via the Recreational Trails Program.

According to WBHM, “The $48,000 dollar project is supported by Lakeshore, along with grants from the federal government and the Munson Foundation, a group that’s given to environmental causes. The money goes to purchase mapping equipment, plus a program to train people in Alabama so other trails can be mapped.”

The new signs list information like: trail length, steepness, surface type and trail width. Now you’ll know just what you’re getting into before heading down the trails. 

Look out for more changes coming to Alabama State Parks, as voters passed Amendment 2 on Tuesday night. Those changes include privatizing certain park facilities like hotels and golf courses and limiting the legislature to designating park revenues for “other purposes.”