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Elba set to participate in April walking tours

Thursday, Mar 23,2017

Some 28 towns across Alabama, including Elba, will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. 
This is the third year Elba will participate in the Walking Tours program, sponsored by the Elba Chamber of Commerce.
A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are: Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Attalla, Gazebo at 4th St. and 5th Ave.; Bayou La Batre, Mariner Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Courtland, Courtland Heritage Museum; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Daleville, Chamber of Commerce; Decatur, Old State Bank Building; Elba, Chamber of Commerce; Enterprise, The Rawls Hotel; Eutaw, Prairie Avenue; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Florence, various locations; Foley, Welcome Center; Huntsville, Confectionary Shop at Constitution Village (April 1 & 8 only); Livingston, McConnell Field on University of West Alabama campus; Madison, Madison Roundhouse (April 15 & 22 only); Mobile, Welcome Center at The History Museum of Mobile; Montgomery; Montgomery Area Visitor Center; Mooresville, Post Office; Moulton, Lawrence County Archives; Pell City, City Hall; Prattville, Prattaugan Museum; Selma, Selma-Dallas County Library; Sheffield, Sheffield Municipal Building; Shelby, Iron Works Park; Troy, Pike County Chamber of Commerce; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore.
The tours are being coordinated by Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department. 
“Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours,” said Jones. “These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state.  More than 32,000 people have participated in the walking tours since the beginning of the program 14 years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year.”
For more information regarding the Elba tours, contact Sandy Bynum at the Elba Chamber of Commerce office (334-897-3125 or email elbachamber@troycable.net).
Additional information about the April Tours also is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at www.alabama.travel.