Showing posts from March, 2016

The 610 Project

Nestled in the hills of Les Cayes, Haiti is a green plot of land lined with palm trees overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. In a country struck with poverty and tragedy, this lot is a space that represents hope and potential—it’s a place where one day children will laugh, learn, and have the opportunity to make a difference in the future of their country. However, this future is only possible if our Shoals community partners together to make a difference. Melissa Daniel Bain, a Muscle Shoals native, and the founder of The 610 Project loves two places—The Shoals and Haiti, and she invites our community to join her in serving the people of Haiti by building a training space for children and adults that will facilitate education, vocational training, and microenterprise. The dream to make a difference began 6 years ago after her first trip to Haiti as a volunteer with Soles4Souls. After traveling across the United States as an RV Tour Spokesperson for Soles4Souls

Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor Center

Driving up to the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitor Center you’re met with the shimmering waters of the Singing River and the soaring Alabama pines—both iconic reminders of the Shoals area and an ideal location for the Visitor Center, which celebrates and embodies everything that makes up an area so rich with history, talent, and beauty. The stunning building filled with informative displays, dynamic technology, a gift shop, and friendly staff, makes a Visitor Center that is truly one-of-a-kind, and a must-see for both local residents and those new to the area. The goal of the Center is not to be a museum, but to give each person who walks through the door a taste of everything the Shoals has to offer, and to send them out to explore the many attractions and events across the Quad Cities.  The front of the Tourism & Visitor Center is structured with towering pine posts and tall, wooden doors created by local artist Robin Wade who also designed the benches found thro