Alabama Governor Kay Ivey made a stop in Dekalb County, on Friday, November 15, 2019. This trip was part of her 67 county tour for the Alabama Bicentennial and to present Seth Maddox, 2019 Microsoft PowerPoint champion, and the Dekalb Tourism with an accommodations.
Governor Ivey was introduced by Randy Owen of the super group ALABAMA, after a video presentation about Dekalb County, from Dekalb Tourism.
Governor Ivey said, “December 14th, of this year, Alabama will celebrate its 200th birthday. In these 200 years, we have celebrated some incredible people and milestones.”
Governor Ivey thanked Senator Steve Livingston and House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter for their work on the “Rebuild Alabama Act.” She said that through the “Rebuild Alabama Act” an old bridge in Rainsville, Al. (Boozer Bridge) would be replaced with a brand new bridge, with funds from the “Rebuild Alabama Act.”
Governor Ivey also presented an accommodation to The Dekalb County Tourism and Marketing Organization, in recognition of their remarkable work in developing the tourism industry throughout the area.
Governor Ivey closed by inviting everyone to attend the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration at the State’s Capital on Saturday, December 14, 2019.