Vinemont Council adopting children for Christmas Love

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The Vinemont Town Council: left to right: Sonya Mabry, JD Marcum, Joann Oakley, Bonnie Goodwin, Shirley Arnett and Mayor Radginal “Reggie” Dodson  (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

Updated 11-13-19 12:15 p.m.

VINEMONT, Ala. – With the holidays just around the corner, Town of South Vinemont officials wanted to do something to give back to their community. They decided to adopt children from the Vinemont Schools’ Christmas Love program.

Mayor Radginal Dodson gave credit to Town Clerk Kayecea Sasser for the suggestion.

“It just makes sense,” said Dodson. “Rather than the council, town employees and park staff doing a gift swap and all that hullabaloo, why not come together and really do something good?”

Sasser hopes everyone who can will consider adopting a child for Christmas. She pointed out that last year, 67 children at Vinemont Elementary School would have gone without toys and gifts at Christmas had it not been for the generosity of others.

Dodson explained, “The town of South Vinemont might not be that big, but the area with Vinemont addresses is. Most of the kids at the school don’t live right here in town.”

In other business, the council only had one item to take care of on Tuesday night’s meeting agenda. The council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing Dodson to enter into a lease agreement with Vinemont Girl Scout Troop 10288. The lease for the community center is for one year, with no charge to the troop, only a $60 cleaning fee if the Town has to clean the building after the troop’s use.

Sasser announced that the Town’s website is now up. The new website has links for business license applications, community center rental agreements, parks and recreation registration forms and other information regarding the town and Vinemont Schools. The website is www.townofsouthvinemont.com.

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