Providence gets new marker

Pictured with the new Providence sign are Diane Brooker of the Alabama Power Foundation, Brenda Tuck of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority, Providence mayor John Ed Crawford Sr., Providence councilwoman Faye Porter and Marengo County Commissioner John Crawford Sr.

Pictured with the new Providence sign are Diane Brooker of the Alabama Power Foundation, Brenda Tuck of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority, Providence mayor John Ed Crawford Sr., Providence councilwoman Faye Porter and Marengo County Commissioner John Crawford Sr.

It just got a little easier to find Providence as the Gateway Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation has helped fund a new sign for the Marengo township.

The marker, which is located just off the intersection of Pandora Drive and U.S. Highway 43, is a product of the work of Linden resident Dan Gunter.

The completion of the sign marks off the only item on a wish list Providence provided Marengo County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Brenda Tuck.

That list came out of a meeting Tuck held with the county’s eight municipalities.

“For larger cities, like Demopolis and Linden, there were ongoing industrial projects that needed much attention. For some of the smaller towns, there was interest in commercial and retail development. For Providence, they simply needed a new town sign,” Tuck explained via a press release.

“The former town sign that was still standing had weathered and decayed to the point that it was barely legible. The Providence town sign not only identifies the town itself, but where their town hall and community center are located. We appreciate Alabama Power, the Foundation, and all that they do for our communities. They really make a positive, lasting impact on everything they partner with us to do, and we could not do it without them.”

The old Providence sign had worn to a state of disrepair.

The old Providence sign had worn to a state of disrepair.