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Sherer also presented Joan Yow, widow of Charlie Yow of Sumiton, a proclamation signed by Gov. Bob Riley regarding his sympathies for Yow’s recent passing.

“This is just a very little way of showing how much Charlie meant to me,” Sherer said to Joan Yow as he handed her the proclamation. “He meant a lot to myself and many in the community, and I believe he would have appreciated this.”

Charlie Yow was a former Sumiton city councilor.

Also discussed during the meeting was the progress of the city’s sewer project.

“We believe that the Sumiton Utility and Sewer System will be completely up and running by the end of the year,” Ellis said. “We are in the final construction phase.”

With the completion of the new sewer project, the city of Sumiton will no longer have connections to the East Walker Sewer System.       

Upcoming events for the City of Sumiton include the State Mine Rescue competitions which will be held through Thursday at the new football field near the Sumiton Community Center.

The competitions are held in a joint effort by the Alabama Coal Association and the Sumiton campus of Bevill State Community College.

Other upcoming city events include a Memorial Day celebration on May 29 at the Sumiton Community Center.  The Walker County Honor Guard will present a “laying of the wreath” ceremony at 2 p.m. at the flag pole. 

“We want to hold the ceremony to honor veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country,” said Council member Bill Fowler. “If there are any families in the community who have lost a loved one in the line of duty we would like to honor them at the ceremony as well.”

The Sumiton Area Veterans Memorial Board is also planning to dedicate the new Veteran’s Monument on Sept. 11.

For more information on the Memorial Day celebration or the Veteran’s Monument dedication, contact Fowler at 470-1316 or the Sumiton city hall at 648-3261.


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