For the second time this week, the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama held ground breaking ceremonies in Cherokee County for an “Open Spaces Sacred Places” Garden.
The first ceremony was on Tuesday at the McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club – Friday’s ceremony was hosted by Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff.
The $10,000 grant will go toward the construction of a pavilion which will set on the banks of Weiss Lake beside Cedar Grove Church and will provide a pristine spot for people to stop and read a book or simply enjoy some quiet time.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama awards grants to inspire organizations to come together to address community well-being by providing access to Open Spaces Sacred Places sites that will serve their community.
The Foundation believes Open Spaces Sacred Places encourages human well being and health, promotes nature, enhances quality of life, improves mental state and alleviates negative health impacts.
Among those in attendance at Friday’s ceremony was members of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the Town of Cedar Bluff, members of the Cherokee County Civitan Club, Clergy with Cedar Grove Baptist Church, representatives of the Master Gardner’s Club and representatives from the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.